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Old 09-18-2011, 01:03 PM   #1
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X-Chock Tire Locking Chock

I'm ready to give this X-chock a try. Can I get by with just one, or will I need a chock on each side of my 36' 5er. I currently use the plastic on the ground chocks for safety, but looking to stop front to back movment. Do they do the job? Thanks!
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Old 09-18-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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If you are just wanting to secure the trailer from moving forward/backward, then one chock should be enough. If you are more interested in reducing movement/rocking while parked, then probably need one on both sides.
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I have found that if you place the chocks soon after parking and the tires are hot, the chock may loosen when the tires cool--keep that in mind.
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I use 2 and put a padlock on each.
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Check out the RotoChoks before you decide. I think they are the best out there!
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Check out the RotoChoks before you decide. I think they are the best out there!
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And I always use one on each side.
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Old 09-20-2011, 03:44 PM   #6
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If you have a triple axle trailer:
Do you place them between the same axles on each side or different axles on each side?
Axle 1 & 2 on each side
Axle 2 & 3 on each side
Axle 1 & 2 on one side 2 & 3 on the other

Not sure about different axles, seems it would spread the tires on one side and close the gap on the other. But the idea was mentioned for spring suspension only when I ordered my chocks.

But what im wondering now is if a set of axles( 1 & 2 vs 2 & 3) works better due to the design of the equalizer links are different on our TrailAir Equaflex setup.
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Won't make any difference as long as you keep a tire from moving. It actually takes very little resistance to keep the trailer from rolling--to keep movement to a minimum takes more effort. Not sure about 3 axle trailers if you would need 2 or 4 chocks to keep it stable.
Seems to me some people are more bothered by movement than others--if you really want to keep the movement down, use the adjustable bar locks that reach from the frame to the bottom of the jack.
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Headed out this weekend to give the RotoChok's a try for the first trip(2nd trip on the new TH). The axle spacing on our old tandem axle TT allowed us to use the Lynx blocks w/Lynx chocks, 1 in front of the 1st axle 1 behind the 2nd axle, since the chocks lock into the leveling blocks the TT was wedged between 2 chocks. It required backing against the rear chock, then my DW would drop the front chock in and we were locked in. That along with 3 sets of stabilizers we were pretty solid.
The bad part of using that was if we were on a level pad we would have to put blocks under both sides to keep level, or not have secure wheel chocks since the Lynx chocks are designed to lock into their blocks and don't work well on their own.

Ultimately we needed some secure wheel chocks since the Lynx setup won't work with our axle spacing so I bought the RotoChocks first, im sure a winter project will be adding some stabilizer bars to the rig.
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I would put both between the same axles.
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