Originally Posted by Tex1961
NO. DO NOT USE IN PLACE OF WHEEL CHOCK.
They were designed to be a stabilizer not a wheel chock and while I will do my best Sgt. Schultz impression. I know nothing about accidently leaving one in and trying to drive away.
Let's just say a friends cousins brother inlaw (twice removed). Had that happen and they just popped out. No damage to anything, just a loud pop noise.
I just read through the entire BAL web site and no where do they say that you must use regular chocks with the X-chock. In fact, they say:
"The X-Chock starts off where the Deluxe Tire Locking Chock left off but itís new, slimmer design will fit into more axle applications.
- Provides added stabilization and prevents tire shifts by applying opposing force to tandem tire applications.
- As opposed to other chocks, the X-Chock works with the tiresí natural movement instead of against them."
If you want to use both types of chock together in tandem, a 'belt and suspenders' type approach, that is completely up to you but it really isn't necessary or required. That said, I used the regular X-chocks on my previous TT with closely spaced axles and they worked wonderfully. I have the wide stance axles on my current TT, a 2015 White Hawk 27DSRL, and while they lock the tires in place just fine they don't seem to stabilize the trailer as much. I think it has to do with the axles being so far apart but that is just a guess.