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Old 05-01-2019, 04:48 AM   #1
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New Puma XLE - Wheel Chock and Leveler Questions

We just bought a new 35' Puma XLE after spending several seasons in a 22' Bullet to make sure we loved it.

This is my first TT with tandem wheels. I was thinking of buying BAL X-chocks. Here's my question:

1. The BAL video says to unhitch first and then chock the wheels. I always chock before unhitching to avoid any comedy/horror routines of watching the TT roll away.

2. With tandem wheels, do I also need to be putting chocks behind/in front of the wheels?

3. How does leveling work with tandem wheels? I use lynx levelers now.

Any suggestions for tandem wheel chocks and levelers are also welcome.
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We just bought a new 35' Puma XLE after spending several seasons in a 22' Bullet to make sure we loved it.

This is my first TT with tandem wheels. I was thinking of buying BAL X-chocks. Here's my question:

1. The BAL video says to unhitch first and then chock the wheels. I always chock before unhitching to avoid any comedy/horror routines of watching the TT roll away.

2. With tandem wheels, do I also need to be putting chocks behind/in front of the wheels?

3. How does leveling work with tandem wheels? I use lynx levelers now.

Any suggestions for tandem wheel chocks and levelers are also welcome.
Hello and welcome! Our rockwood is a tandem axle and I use Bal X chocks after I unhitch. If I were afraid of it rolling I would just chock the wheels with a standard chock before I unhitched. I haven't found the need to use both types of chocks at the same time...yet.

As far a leveling is concerned you would use the same amount of lynx, camco, wood, etc under both wheels on the same side to level it. Of course your going to pull forward or backup to drive on your leveler of choice before you unhitch anyway.

You can tell if the TT is moving forward/reverse while unhitching if you can't get it to come off the ball and have to keep nudging forward/backing up to get it to release - make sure it's chocked well.
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Thanks for the welcome and info!
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New Puma XLE - Wheel Chock and Leveler Questions

I level first then put chocks in place before unhooking.

And it is amazing how much those x chocks cut down on the trailer movement
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Here we go again...

Curious to a link to that Bal video.

It says stop. Chock tires. Level then add x-chocks.

Others say more... I will try and find link.
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X-chocks before or after
X-chocks before or after
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Anytime you are hitching or unhitching, the tires need to be chocked with regular chocks. Common sense.
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Here is what Bal says.[ATTACH]
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Here is what Bal says.[ATTACH]
So BAL views the x-chock as strictly a comfort item to reduce motion.
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Anytime you are hitching or unhitching, the tires need to be chocked with regular chocks. Common sense.


Hmmm. Is that still common?
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