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Old 01-02-2021, 07:40 PM   #1
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X-Chocks - Are they redundant?

Happy New Year, all! I continue to have questions.

Based on advice from AirForums, I bought a set of X-Chocks two seasons ago. I even bought a nice Craftsman case to store them in. However, I've never used them. I've talked to other Airstreamers and RV campers in various campgrounds about what they think of them and everyone thinks they're great. I read on this Forum that you all think they're great. Because why? Because they improve stability of the trailer (in addition to the trailer's stabilizers)? Because they add more support/back-up to the other chocks in use? In both cases, this seems functionally redundant to me. Before I unload them, I need to know what I'm missing.
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Old 01-02-2021, 07:45 PM   #2
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I find they take more of the movement out of the trailer than just the stabilizers and normal chocks. But I only use them for this when we'll be parked more than a couple of days.

I keep the trailer parked at home frequently on a slight slope, with one set of wheels up on 2" boards. In this case the x-chocks are more more secure than regular chocks.

Ditch the fancy case and they won't take up enough room to matter.
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Old 01-02-2021, 07:49 PM   #3
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X-Chocks - Are they redundant?

Same as above. We didnít use them the first night of our trip last week. My wife made a comment about movement so I put them on - that movement went away. We didnít use them on our stop over night coming back home - the movement was back so they definitely helped us.
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Old 01-02-2021, 07:49 PM   #4
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Happy New Year!

Weíve got a set and donít bother if weíre stopping for a single night to a destination. That said, I do notice more movement when walking around the trailer. Is it significant? Not really but they do help.

Why not give them a try since you have them?

Let us know what you think!
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:23 PM   #5
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As others said, I only use them as a way to further stabilize the trailer. And I always use them as the difference with and without them is greatly noticeable even to the wife.

I'll qualify and say I have a family of 4. With two young kids (7 and 10) that love to run around. If it's just two adults, the need for them may be different.

The x-chocks particularly isolate motions in 2 directions. Fore and aft. And they also stabilize vertical motions by locking out the suspension on the two axles.

The factory stabilizers I find are great for isolating motions side to side, but don't do a great job fore and aft where the x-chock can make a big difference.
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Old 01-02-2021, 08:58 PM   #6
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Yup. Removes lateral movement. Iíll buy them off of you for a reasonable price. Those looks like the 2nd gen, we have first gen which are larger.
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Old 01-02-2021, 11:27 PM   #7
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I don't want to get into a bidding ware the the previous post, but do wonder where you found the case? Or if they don't want them let me know, with the case I would be interested as I would give my current set to my son for his trailer.
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Old 01-03-2021, 02:29 AM   #8
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For me it's the best thing for movement I have tried, I use mine all the time, I guess if the OP has never tried them they will not know what they are missing! The 2min you save not putting them on you can be relaxing my 2Ę
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Old 01-03-2021, 05:52 AM   #9
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I didn't get ours until a pesky squeak became too annoying to ignore. I got the pair but found just one works fine to prevent the squeak. Also reduces a bit of the movement at night when the dogs change ends.
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Old 01-03-2021, 06:31 AM   #10
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I think the case is from Lowe’s. Here’s a link
https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-V...Box/1000578377
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:05 AM   #11
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If you level your trailer laterally they are a good way to chock the raised side of the trailer. I usually have one out just for this purpose, but yes, they help stabilize the trailer in ways the retractable stabilizers do not.

Necessary? No. Redundant? Maybe. Functional? Yes.
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Old 01-03-2021, 07:47 AM   #12
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I use mine all the time. They are far better than any other chicks Iíve tried
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We use the BAL Delux locking chocks which are very similar to the X Chocks.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bal-Delu...s&locale=en-US
They are easy to use and keep the trailer in place.
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Old 01-03-2021, 08:28 AM   #14
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We don't use them on the pad at home, but do every time we will be in the trailer for more than one night.😂

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Old 01-03-2021, 08:32 AM   #15
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Thank you for your inputs. I'll try them at my 4-day layover in Virginia Beach next week and see what all the fuss is about.
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Old 01-03-2021, 09:57 AM   #16
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Happy New Year, all! I continue to have questions.

Based on advice from AirForums, I bought a set of X-Chocks two seasons ago. I even bought a nice Craftsman case to store them in. However, I've never used them. I've talked to other Airstreamers and RV campers in various campgrounds about what they think of them and everyone thinks they're great. I read on this Forum that you all think they're great. Because why? Because they improve stability of the trailer (in addition to the trailer's stabilizers)? Because they add more support/back-up to the other chocks in use? In both cases, this seems functionally redundant to me. Before I unload them, I need to know what I'm missing.
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:31 AM   #17
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The only thing I will add, is we use a battery driver to set up our A/S. We use the driver for the x-blocks to get them to ~size and then use the hand tool to bring it snug against the tires. Very quick and effortless. It's a no brainer
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Old 01-03-2021, 10:35 AM   #18
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I use mine all the time. They are far better than any other chicks Iíve tried
I like your stabilizing program better than mine. I use X chocks all the time even though they are a bit of pain. In addition to the already stated advantages, I find it easier to hitch up with X chocks instead of pushing the trailer all over the campsite .

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Old 01-03-2021, 10:37 AM   #19
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To each his own

Iíd say that x-chocks are redundant with wheel chocks + stabilizers together. If you are using that combo, I donít think you also need the X factor.

We do the opposite... generally park with x-chocks and NOT wheel chocks or stabilizers. They provide security from unintended rolling (their primary function) and reduce lateral movement (a bonus). They do nothing to dampen vertical movement, but neither my wife nor I mind that.

The x-chocks are also easier to pull out after rehitching... in my experience they never get wedged in the way wheel chocks might if the trailer shifts after being parked.
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I use these and love then. Not as fancy as the others but lighter, work great and cost much less.
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