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Old 07-01-2019, 05:10 PM   #15
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We use both X chocks and regular ones. The instructions say you shouldn't use the X chocks as the only ones, they are more for stabilization of your unit than actually chocking the wheels as the only chocks.
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Old 07-01-2019, 05:54 PM   #16
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We use both X chocks and regular ones. The instructions say you shouldn't use the X chocks as the only ones, they are more for stabilization of your unit than actually chocking the wheels as the only chocks.
I also read somewhere that you should raise and lower your trailer with the X chocks in place. Until I got the Beach Lane Levelers I used the yellow wedge chocks to secure the trailer. Once set then I set the X chocks in between the tires.
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Old 07-01-2019, 06:58 PM   #17
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Fastway One Step chocks. They are more secure than X Chocks. I have both and I use the X Chock on the side I need to raise with leveling blocks.
Put on X Chocks on both sides and drove forward. Hardly any resistance, but it will damage your X Chocks. Donít ask me how I know this. Now put the One Step Chocks on both sides and try again. Much more difficult and much more resistant to movement. There is a reason you donít see X Chocks on big rigs.
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:37 PM   #18
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X-Chocks and rubber tire chocks for years. Never an incident or hint of one. Also don't make a habit of driving off with them in place "just to check them". Use as intended and they work, at least for me.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:22 PM   #19
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And the instructions are correct. I had a pair that just folded. They are definitely not "chocks".
Did they just fold when you tried to drive off without removing them first? Or did they just fold while the trailer was just sitting there? These are serious questions. I have never had a bit of trouble with my X-chocks. I do have to snug them up a bit after the tires cool down.
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Did they just fold when you tried to drive off without removing them first? Or did they just fold while the trailer was just sitting there? These are serious questions. I have never had a bit of trouble with my X-chocks. I do have to snug them up a bit after the tires cool down.
^^^^ you would have to be on one hell of an incline for the x chocks to maybe fail. I think the tires would skid before the x chock failed. and wheel chocks are scary on a lose gravel parking area like most campgrounds have.
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^^^^ you would have to be on one hell of an incline for the x chocks to maybe fail. I think the tires would skid before the x chock failed. and wheel chocks are scary on a lose gravel parking area like most campgrounds have.
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I 100% agree with you. For 4 years I used these home made wooden chocks. About a year ago I moved up to the X-chocks and love em. I would never camp where there was a chance of my trailer sliding down the hill. Being very familiar with the strength of the X-chocks I can't imagine folding them up while the trailer was just sitting there. That is why I asked the question. I don't think I will get an answer.
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Decision

Well, after reading all of your very informative responses (thank you all, by the way) I have decided to be OCD about it and do all of the above.

Beech Lane Levelers
Regular Chocks front and back (both sides if not needed levelers)
X-Chocks on both sides for extra hold but mostly stability.

If needed, I will sacrifice a live chicken at each camp site. BBQ later!

Seriously, thanks to all.

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Well, after reading all of your very informative responses (thank you all, by the way) I have decided to be OCD about it and do all of the above.

Beech Lane Levelers
Regular Chocks front and back (both sides if not needed levelers)
X-Chocks on both sides for extra hold but mostly stability.

If needed, I will sacrifice a live chicken at each camp site. BBQ later!


Seriously, thanks to all.

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I like your belt and suspenders approach.
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I 100% agree with you. For 4 years I used these home made wooden chocks. About a year ago I moved up to the X-chocks and love em. I would never camp where there was a chance of my trailer sliding down the hill. Being very familiar with the strength of the X-chocks I can't imagine folding them up while the trailer was just sitting there. That is why I asked the question. I don't think I will get an answer.
I'm interested in your red wheel chocks. do they have a name so I can maybe get some and how do you set them, does the rear part just rock over the forward part as the tire comes ahead?
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I'm interested in your red wheel chocks. do they have a name so I can maybe get some and how do you set them, does the rear part just rock over the forward part as the tire comes ahead?
thanks Jay D.
They are called Andersen Levelers. They really work well. Of course you only need one pair. Due to the wheel spacing you may need to cut the tip end off 2" for the one you start between the wheels. You can get them at Amazon and there is a video. I added the pull cords to make them easy to pull out when getting off of the levelers.
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I'm interested in your red wheel chocks. do they have a name so I can maybe get some and how do you set them, does the rear part just rock over the forward part as the tire comes ahead?
thanks Jay D.
I use Beech Lane levelers. Same type of thing but they seemed a bit sturdier than the Anderson's. Either would work well.
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They are called Andersen Levelers. They really work well. Of course you only need one pair. Due to the wheel spacing you may need to cut the tip end off 2" for the one you start between the wheels. You can get them at Amazon and there is a video. I added the pull cords to make them easy to pull out when getting off of the levelers.
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