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Originally Posted by jason26
What are the X-Chock wheel stabilizers for? An alternative to wheel chocks? Or something else. Thanks.
As Crabman posted, they help to stabilize the tires from moving when set up.
BUT.... The X-chocks DO NOT take the place of regular wheel chocks. The wheel chocks should be set before unhooking the tv, then once the tt is leveled front to rear, then the X-chocks can be installed. The X-chocks will not secure a tt from possibly rolling away. Installation instructions state they can be damaged if installed while raising or lowering the trailer tongue.
A wdh with integrated sway control is preferred. Definitely worth the upgrade in price. Just make sure the dealer doesn't try to overprice the system. Look online for available prices at places like E-Trailer.com. The Reese Dual Cam, Reese SC, and the Equal-I-Zer 4 way system are very good for the money. Only the Hensley and ProPride are better (and a lot more money!!!). The Blue Ox seems to have a growing following. Just not sure I am "sold" on the idea behind the way the BO controls sway.
Make sure you get the proper rated wd bars for your tt once it is loaded up and ready for a trip. Some dealers will only include bars that are barely rated for more than the "brochure" dry tw (tongue weight). That weight doesn't even include the weight of the propane tanks or a battery on the tongue. That adds ~120lbs for 2-20lb tanks and a battery, or ~160lbs for 2-30lb tanks and a battery.
The list posted is a good start. Just don't go overboard and pack stuff that never gets used. It is suggested to go through the tt once a year and remove anything not used the previous seaon.
Also suggested to have is the proper tools required to change a tire when/if needed. Run your tires at the max sidewall pressure. And remember to check your spare tire before a trip.
Know that there is a draw (propane leak detector, radio, etc) on the battery while in storage, so unless you keep the trailer plugged in, the battery will die within a few days, maybe a week. I actually installed a Blue Sea mini battery switch into a larger battery box to prevent this. Pics are in my mods link.