Originally Posted by rsday75
Wow, I always just use the pair of X-chocks. How unlevel was the site for the RV to roll with a pair of those between the tires?
Originally Posted by Cosmik Debris
He didn't say but I could tell he was serious about not trusting just the x-chocks. Just sayin'. Like I was saying, I bought mine, and hitch pin tripod, to help stabilize. I block the wheels with chock blocks. This thing isn't moving.
I had a similar miss with X-chocks. Wasn't the chocks fault though.
I backed into a campsite, up a hill(key part here). I put the X-chocks in and tightened them up as usuall. I raised the front up until I could see a small air gap between the lube plate and fifth wheel hitch like always before i pull the truck away. Luckly my wife was messing around hooking up the power and wanted me to come look at the power pedistal. As I was walking back there, I glanced at the X-chock and knew something was up with it.
After looking at what happened, because it was an uphill slope, when I jacked the front of the trailer up, the suspension design and load equalizer allowed the front axle to stay on the ground (of course) and the distance between the front and rear tires became greater, allowing the X-chock to be loose. As I was jacking up the camper to unhook, the front axle was moving away from the rear and the X-chocks were getting looser as the front went up.
Im glad I noticed it before I pulled the truck away, im sure the site was steep enough for a run away.
I've done it like that several times on fairly level sites with no issues. Now, I always scotch the down hill side and unhook and level before the X-chocks go in. Im confident the X-chocks will keep a trailer from rolling if they're tight....Im just not confident they will stay tight while unhooking on a moderately sloped site anymore.