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Old 04-26-2015, 10:53 AM   #1
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Pulling trailer with x-tend a chock installed

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 ?

Any thing not mentinned above, please share thanks
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All **** would break loose. Bet one would only do it once! How far did you pull it?
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Oh I never made that mistake...yet...I was just wondering at the end if this X-Tend a chock has some capacity at doing some sort of handbrake work. In other word doing a better job than the cheapo wheel chocks that we see everywhere
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So here is what I did to ensure I never forgot to remove the x-chock. I got a length of plastic covered flexible wire (at Home Depot) and I strung it through my two wheel chocks and through one of the x-chock ratchet holes. I used a small d-clip to attach it to the x-chock. Now when I get ready to leave and remove the wheel chocks, I am forced to deal with the x-chock so i don't forget to remove it.
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Oh I never made that mistake...yet...I was just wondering at the end if this X-Tend a chock has some capacity at doing some sort of handbrake work. In other word doing a better job than the cheapo wheel chocks that we see everywhere
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.
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I will keep using chocks, its more like added insurance :-) thanks for your input guys
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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.
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Russ661 I guess everybody here is kind of right. The way I look at it, and according to the instruction supplied , we have to chock the wheel with regular chocks before uncoupling or coupling, and in between the ex-tend a chock are sufficient and even better.

But since the regular chocks are in place, who would remove them ? What do you think
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As long as your site is reasonably level (not an actual incline) there is no reason to use additional chocks. That said, you should be sure to place the in the center of the wheels and perfectly vertical. If they are not properly set they CAN pop out.

When I set up I back in, level side-to-side, place the X-Chocks, then come off the ball.
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X Chocks should be the LAST thing installed and the FIRST thing removed. Moving the tongue jack up and down while X Chocks are installed is a bad idea. The axles turn slightly while doing this and it binds up the chocks with torque.
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