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Old 02-19-2020, 11:18 PM   #1
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Anyone use these?

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...KIKX0DER&psc=1

Looking at x-chocks too looking at other threads. I'm partial to being able to lock them up somehow. These?

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Old 02-20-2020, 02:09 AM   #2
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My experience and opinion.

Hi, I have some "X" Chocks and virtually never use them. I only used them at a Rally or anywhere where I might stay in one place for close to a week. They help with some rocking of the trailer, but it's on wheels and you can't stop it from completely moving. And these will not work to keep your trailer from rolling on a hill. I can't really recommend any between the wheel chocks. I have a huge rubber truck chock that I use for parking my trailer at home.
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Old 02-20-2020, 06:28 AM   #3
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We use these https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28005-Del...motive&sr=1-80
Chocks that sit on the ground do not work when you raise one side to keep level.
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What Richard said.
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Old 02-20-2020, 07:23 AM   #5
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We use these https://www.amazon.com/BAL-28005-Del...motive&sr=1-80
Chocks that sit on the ground do not work when you raise one side to keep level.
I do not agree that chockss that sit on ground no good if one side raised. I use heavy truck chocks and if raised put them other side that is not raised. They work so well that if forget to pull you have very hard time to move., most of time tow veh. tires will spin, won't move, no they will not prevent theft IMO nothing else will except take wheels off. Cost a lot less than x chocks.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:17 AM   #6
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I use the BAL chocks. Fewer moving parts than the X-chocks (same company). They can also be locked through a hole on the top disc. (but I never do) I originally used a cordless drill to extend them, but they move so little that the included 3/4 ratchet is just as easy.


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these will not work to keep your trailer from rolling on a hill. I can't really recommend any between the wheel chocks.
Wow. You must have some real 'hills'. I can't imagine a trailer rolling away with the wheels locked.

Conversely, rubber wheel chocks can be a problem according to KYD. After chocking their wheels (fifth wheel) the auto-level lifted one side high enough to lift away from the chock. The unit rolled and almost bent the front jacks.
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Old 02-20-2020, 09:06 AM   #7
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I used x-chocks for a while, but I forgot to remove them before going on a trip and I didn’t even know they were there when I pulled forward. Putting a lock on them would be the waste of a good lock.
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Old 02-20-2020, 11:00 AM   #8
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Admitted Bal X-chock user here. I've been using them for years. Quick and easy on, quick and easy off. Besides leveling pads it's all I use.
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I don't own X-chocks, but a different brand called "UltraFab" between-wheels chocks. They are adjustable for the distance between the wheels and have a handle that rotates through about 110 degrees from loose to tight (with a distinct over-center point so they don't tend to loosen until you manually release them.) I've never noticed a tendency for the trailer to roll on an incline with the chocks installed... I've been using them for about 10 years now.

I did try to move the trailer once with one of the between-wheel chocks in place and it was embarrassing... the chock didn't give, the tires on that side skipped in the gravel and it was instantly apparent that something was dragging. I don't know if X-chocks don't have enough range of tension, or if people don't install them properly but I'm confident about the UltraFab ones.
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Conversely, rubber wheel chocks can be a problem according to KYD. After chocking their wheels (fifth wheel) the auto-level lifted one side high enough to lift away from the chock. The unit rolled and almost bent the front jacks.
It seems like this scenario would have had a similar problem with between-wheel chocks, though... if you lift the wheels off the ground, it doesn't matter whether they can turn or not.
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I use X-chocks on both sides and usually wedges on one side. Only takes seconds to install and remove. I did a bonehead move a couple of years ago that prompted me to buy the X-chocks. On a gravel site with both a side to side and front to back slope, I pulled on to two high Lego blocks to level. Put in wedge blocks on both sides, but when I raised hitch off ball, the raised side rolled rearward . The wedges slid until off the blocks until dug into gravel. Safety chains were still attached, so it could not have rolled but so far, but scared the crap out of me and DW was pissed. I feel rock solid with the X-chocks. I only use X-chocks for camping. When storage parked on level pavement, just wedge chocks.
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I use X-Chocks to stabilize the AS when parked. We can really tell the difference if we don't install them. Mostly we are on level ground, maybe raise up one side on some Lego style blocks. I use regular wedge style chocks to block the tires on the opposite side. With the front jack down it's pretty stable, never has moved. I secure the X-Chocks to a wheel on each side using bicycle locks that have a plastic sleeve. I got a package of 3 that all use the same key, came with 3 keys. Not sure where I got them, maybe Walmart. I use tire covers so when it's time to move I remove the covers and I see the X-Chocks, so I've never moved when they were still attached.
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To the original question, I do not have experience with those chocks, but know a couple of folks that religiously do (or at least that style). Only downside (which is a minimal risk) is that if one of the chocked tires loses air, the chock's grip fails.
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Forget the plastic...

We use the above illustrated BAL...17yrs SFSG

Problem I see...metal rod threaded thru plastic does not seem all that robust.
They may appear tight when installed.
Holding the AS on level ground...ok.
Under stress???

I prefer tried & true, Plastic...Not so much.

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Matt, x-chocks was a small family business and to the best of my knowledge is not longer making the chocks. I had a set for my 2014 FB25 but when I went to buy a new set in 2017 for a Classic 30 found that they were gone. They did a great job but the BAL Chocks work just as well and are quick to install.
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It seems like this scenario would have had a similar problem with between-wheel chocks, though... if you lift the wheels off the ground, it doesn't matter whether they can turn or not.
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We have X-Chocks and also use Camco curved levelers with their chock system when needed. The X-Chocks need to be cranked down tight, and on a hill, adding the other chocks works as insurance. The X-Chocks alone, can slip if you don't crank down, and are on a hill as noted earlier. Last summer, while camping in Tetons with some wet conditions, we had to level using our older "lego" leveling blocks on one side, with the X-chocks in. We didn't tighten enough, when we disconnected from ball, the jack stand slid off the front wood block, and rolled back a little...scared the crap out of us! Went right out and got the Camco curved levelers which work pretty well. We now use both Xchocks very tight when installed, and the Camco chocks, and levelers when needed.
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Matt, x-chocks was a small family business and to the best of my knowledge is not longer making the chocks. I had a set for my 2014 FB25 but when I went to buy a new set in 2017 for a Classic 30 found that they were gone. They did a great job but the BAL Chocks work just as well and are quick to install.
https://www.amazon.com/X-Chock-Wheel...90DC5BFYKRG237

There are several on Amazon.
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My Bad. I thought Matt was asking about RotoChocks. They were pretty popular and easy to use back in the 2000-2015 time frame. X-chocks and Bal-chocks are pretty similar.
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