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Old 03-05-2012, 09:50 PM   #21
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The BAL X-chocks retract down to 1 3/8" and expand up to 10". BAL Deluxe tire locking chock only retracts down to 2 1/2" and expands up to 10". It's new slimmer design fits into more axle applications, same sturdy design and material, lighter weight and tighter retraction makes it easier to store, lockable like deluxe model, comes with the same ratchet as deluxe model, rust inhibitive coating, operates the same as deluxe model, pretty much same price point if not cheaper than the deluxe model. X-chock starts off where Deluxe locking chock left off it's just new and improved. Also I need the thinner application for my Jay Feather 23k 14" tires and rims. Maybe they should have named it the X-chock Deluxe Plus. So why not
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:00 PM   #22
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From the disclaimer on the X Chocks, I can't see them in my future.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #23
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Honestly, I don't care either way, I don't work for BAL or get money from BAL I'm just posting info. as an FYI. And if you re-read my posts that disclaimer and all information is not just for BAL X-chocks but "ALL" BAL chocks, Deluxe Locking Tire Chock Model 28005 included. It's what they have posted on their website for BAL chocks not X-chock specifically. I have read many threads and reviews across the internet that people use BAL chocks in the manner you stated for many years also but I posted the information according to BAL for the recommended usage of their chocks as a general FYI since it now comes as an add-in slip of paper in the packaging. So again I picked the BAL X-chock over the Deluxe because same functionality, same recommended usage, same instructions, just that they retract to a smaller size to fit my tandem axle tire gap. And the debate goes on, over and over about Rotochocks...not that much more expensive...but you do have to order new plates if you switch TT w/diff tire spacing. But hey, to each his own, go with what you know and makes ya happy. Camp on brother!
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:00 PM   #24
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My bad, I thought your post was instructions for only the X Chocks.

Obviously I did not read the BAL memo when I started using the Deluxe Wheel Chocks 12 years ago!

They have served me well and I'll continue to abuse them against BAL's recommendations.

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That's hilarious! Happy Camping to you too.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:08 AM   #26
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I never owned a set, but have seen them flying out from a neighbors rig who forgot to remove it before pulling out. They can be lethel if you are standing there.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:13 AM   #27
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I can imagine. Would probably bust up my plastic wheel wells something fierce. I read on another site a guy said he hooked up while using them to chock his trailer and they "squirted" out as he put it. He didn't elaborate as to what the damages were but said that he threw the BAL chocks away and bought Rotochocks. I would imagine they would have a similar effect if you try to drive off w/them installed. Could be why BAL recommends removing and using "wedge" style chocks before hitching. Too many people forgetting them after hooking up and the rest is not pretty.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:21 AM   #28
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Oddly enough, I own one of each, an X chock and a Deluxe chock. They are both good products and will both do a fine job but being anal one day I weighed all the items that stay in my trailer. The Deluxe chock weighs 7.5 lbs and the X chock weighs 5 lbs., so there is a bit more beef in the Deluxe. I also got the disclaimer, but I think it was not so comprehensive then. I do remember it saying you still needed to chock the wheels in addition to the BAL chocks which I felt somewhat defeated the purpose of the item. But I take that disclaimer with a grain of salt.
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:41 AM   #29
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Funny. I've been weighing everything I've been loading into my TT. Since it's an ultralight I have 1,148lb of cargo weight available so just wanted to see what weighs what ,and what I want vs what I need but so far I have all I want with plenty weight to spare.
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Additional silly question regarding when to install. After leveling side/side - front to back and stab jacks down, should I install the X Chock before or after extending my slide, would it matter?
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