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Old 05-03-2015, 10:45 PM   #11
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Tongue jack on a 6X6 board dropped about 2 inches when we had 6 inches of rain in about 3 hours. Lots of dirt got moved during the night. I guess I picked the wrong place to stop in a drive through spot after getting told to move because the road was getting flooded and only 1 way in/out. There was so much torque the x-chocks were twisted and digging into the tires. Corner stabilizer had not been dropped because it was midnight - I was wet- and cold -and -and -well you know what I mean. Anyway, I had to release the X-chocks to get them back in proper position even after cranking tongue jack up to get level. Would not like to see something torqued that much go flying out and smack someone if the wheels did not lock up trying to pull out. Last on, first off fan, and I also use ground chocks even on a concrete pad because I have seen the wind push one camper about 6 inches forward and off the tongue jack cheater boards(earlier the same night. . It stopped moving when the jack stuck into the ground.


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Old 05-03-2015, 11:21 PM   #12
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I like the x-chock for stabilizing the TT. I also feel better knowing the TT won’t go anywhere if one of the wheel chocks moves or gets moved. Some of the sites we have stayed at had some significant elevation changes near the edge of the sites. My earlier point about connecting the x-chock to my wheel chocks using a simple wire loop was to ensure I would never forget to remove the x-chock before pulling away. If I’m in a hurry or not thinking, there’s no way I’m moving with the x-chock still installed. Just one more stupid story I don’t have to tell.

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Old 05-04-2015, 12:36 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by homer1959 View Post
Wonder if that happened to any of you ?

If so what happenned, x-chock has been destroyed ?, Trailer just refuse to move ? You managed to drag the wheels on the ground ?

Happened to me once, one side only. A little pop from the tires and the x-chock was spit out, no harm done except for feeling a bit stupid.
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Old 05-04-2015, 06:36 AM   #14
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Do those who have seasonal sites use these and leave then installed for months?
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Old 05-04-2015, 07:24 AM   #15
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I was breaking camp one morning and a fellow camper finished before me. He forgot to remove the X chock and when he pulled off the chock came flying over into my campsite. He drove off, unaware that it was there.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:42 AM   #16
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The x-chock's will not do the job of the wheel chocks. If your trailer starts to roll they will pop out! They were not meant to take the place of wheel chocks, they are for stabilizing only, and they do a very good job of it.

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