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Old 03-09-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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X-Chock Wheel Chock's

I'm looking at the item shown below, the X-Chock (X-Chock Tire Locking Chock). It appears to be a very positive way to keep the wheels from moving when parked. They come in a one or two pack.

Has anybody had experience with this product? Do you use one, or two?
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:31 PM   #2
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While I don't use the X Chock, I do use two of an other BAL Chock, which is similar.

BAL 28005 Deluxe Tire Chock : Amazon.com : Automotive
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:48 PM   #3
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I use something similar and very good they are, too. The instructions state that they should not be used as your sole form of chocking so I use the big plastic chocks as well, even though the trailer has never budged an inch with the x-chocks in, even on our sloping driveway.

I did try to drive away from a campground once without removing them; the wheels just stayed locked and I dragged the trailer a few feet before I realised. No harm done, though
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We use them and like them very much. You can put a small padlock to keep them from being stolen, a little bit of trailer security there as well, but not a lot. Using only one could be dangerous, as the trailer could move sideways suddenly when unhooked if on a grade, always use two. There are actually quite compact for storage when adjusted for an Airstream.

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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Another good reason to use 2 is in case one tire on either side decides to go flat.
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Another good reason to use 2 is in case one tire on either side decides to go flat.
...which is another good reason to use a second method of chocking....
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I like mine. I use two. As mentioned earlier the instructions say not to level trailer with them in position so you still need regular chocks to secure it while you unhook and level it. I also think they help keep the trailer from rocking. Definitely recommend them.
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I have used them for a couple of years. Our newest A/S has a Hensley hitch so they are really great with that type hitch IMO. I install them after leveling and just before disconnecting from the hitch.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:55 PM   #9
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I've had a pair for a couple years and wouldn't travel with out them. They're well made and very easy to use. When engaged and with the corner stays wound down, they stop virtually all wiggle due to people walking around inside; it's almost like the trailer is on a foundation. They are also really useful if you have to unhitch on a sloped (front-to-back) area. They really hold the trailer in place while you disengage the hitch ball.
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I suggest: Rotochok

I am on my second set, but only changed due to the change from factory 15" wheels and GYM tires to factory 16" wheels and E-rated Michelins. I also use one for each side. The below pic is BEFORE I swapped the chock size, but after the tire swap, hence the size mismatch.

There are several sizes available which are based on the distance between your tires, and they are lockable to keep honest people honest in the storage lot.

And, they hold TIGHT. YMMV.

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Old 03-13-2013, 11:08 AM   #11
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I just ordered 2 Rotochoks; thanks for the link. I too just went from the standard 15" ST's to the 16" with Michelin LTX MS-2's. My distance between tires is 3 1/2" so I went with the "ML" size listed in the web site. With both sides fitted with these Rotochoks and locks, it would be another security method as well as a chock.

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