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Old 12-27-2013, 07:58 PM   #1
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Bal X chock questions

I've been thinking about buying some X chocks since my plastic chocks failed to hold my TT on a gravel incline spot this summer. Should they be used in pairs or is one sufficient? Also, is the standard chock enough for a 26BH or do I need the extended chocks? The TT is in storage and I don't know the distance betweeen the tires.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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We use them on our 31.5 RLTS. They are a carry over from our Artic Fox trailer. I feel sure the trailer that you have would use the standard length. I normally use them in pairs unless the terrain is really flat. Then I might only use one. You will quickly find that they take the worry out of unhooking. I had our trailer roll off of blocks twice before I wised up. A very good investment. I gave a pair to my daughter for Xmas last year. They are cheap insurance!!!!
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Old 12-27-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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I have a pair of the standard X chocks for my 26BH. They work just fine.
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I got a pair of the xchocks for Christmas. I am hoping they take the back and forth wiggle out our TT. For what's it worth, I don't think they are intended to be used as a stand alone chock. It seems like I read that somewhere. If you are on an incline I would still use the wedge chocks.
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Old 12-27-2013, 10:54 PM   #5
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They work quite well, they will take out 85-90 percent of the shaking. I usually check my chocks and tighten up all my stabilizers every evening, as the soil may shift from shaking and they may appear to loosen up.

I use both (Cammo brand) X-chocks and traditional wedge chocks. I also chock both sides of the TT.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:34 AM   #6
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Standard X-chocks will work for your trailer. I use them in pairs every time, as well as standard wedge chocks. Their main purpose is to reduce wiggle, but they sure do give great peace of mind for potential roll-aways. Always remember, with the X-chocks they are the last thing to go on, and the first thing to come off when you're setting up and tearing down. Don't change your tongue height or stabilizer heights with them in place! They are a fantastic invention and I would highly suggest getting a pair and using them both when you are set up, as well as regular chocks. I don't keep X-chocks installed over the winter while in storage, however.
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X chocks are NOT intended to be used as substitutes for wedge chocks when hitching or unhitching. The manufacturer is very clear on this issue - and states emphatically that X chocks should be removed BEFORE raising or lowering the hitch. For that reason, I use them in pairs only to eliminate about 75% of wiggle AFTER the trailer is fully set up and leveled. On a grade, if you only have an X chock to keep the trailer from rolling as you unhitch, it is very possible that the X chock will pop off under rolling pressure. I have seen it happen in a CG, and the trailer began rolling down the hill, stopped only when the jack post fell into a hole. Always use wedge chocks, IMHO.
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snip......it is very possible that the X chock will pop off under rolling pressure......snip
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I have a pair of the standard X chocks for my 26BH. They work just fine.
Here's your answer ! I use them every time...
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Thanks for the feedback! I ordered a pair of X chocks from Amazon this morning. If the X chocks are not intended to hold the trailer on an slight incline, what else can I do to prevent another roll back? I had a wedge chock on one side of the TT (should have used two) but didn't chock the other side because of the lynx levelers. I may ditch the plastic chocks one day in favor or some larger rubber chocks....that may help in loose gravel.
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