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View Poll Results: Do You Use Chocks a Majority of Time ?
No, I unhook tt on level ground 3 8.57%
Yes, I wedge a device behind/in front of one or more tires 12 34.29%
Yes, I wedge a device between my tires 9 25.71%
Yes, I do both - wedge device behind/in front of as well as between tires 11 31.43%
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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(Restarted w/new option) Do you use wheel chocks a majority of the time?

I just bought some Rotochoks and really love them but I've noticed that people use all different kinds and some don't use anything at all. Do you use chocks and if so, which kind do you use?

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:03 AM   #2
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Chocking the wheels is very important. I actually prefer the X-Chock between the wheels but use regular chocks on a daily basis. The X-Chock helps eliminate movement and gives you a more stable feeling.

Progress came out with the Fastway One Step. We have a bunch of customers using them and all rave about its ease of use and proficiency. I haven't personally tried it yet.

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Old 12-16-2010, 09:51 AM   #3
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I now use both, Bal chocks between the wheels and yellow chocks on the low side for good measure.
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:18 AM   #4
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Just safer that way... Also in the Fire Dept it was required to chock you vehicle when you got to the scene so I'm kind of hung up on old habits...

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Old 12-16-2010, 11:00 AM   #5
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I always chock at least one wheel.
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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I chock all four wheels (one chock on the front of the front wheel of the tandem, one chock on the rear of the rear wheel of the tandem). But if I have to raise a side to level the trailer, then I use the BAL chock between the tandems on the raised side and chock both wheels on the low side.

I store my trailer at a self-store and have seen trailers blown out of their parking spaces by high winds (some hitting other vehicles and inflicting damage) that were not chocked.
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Old 12-16-2010, 01:37 PM   #7
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I voted "between tires" although we use both Bal-X as well as a chalk behind and in front of tires on at least one side of tt
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:28 PM   #8
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4 wheel chocks on the ground, a pair of BAL X-chocks between the wheels. When I'm using my Lynx Levelers due to an unlevel campsite, I use my Lynx Chocks which lock onto the levelers.

Always chock your wheels, X-chocks are not meant to hold the TT from rolling.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:39 AM   #9
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I saw a TT being towed off with a set of BAL X-chocks still installed. They didn't get far before they noticed it. 20 feet or so. It wasn't pretty.

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Old 12-17-2010, 09:41 AM   #10
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is it really worth getting the Fastway Onestep? I am just curious, not questioning.
I use the regular chocks and it has worked fine for me so far. I'd love to have the Fastway Onestep, but will probably wait till their price drops a bit.

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