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Old 04-05-2016, 01:28 AM   #71
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We love ours. Use them every time we camp.
Just curious why there are two wedgies when one would level the trailer and it would be locked after the X-Chocks are applied.
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Because the X-chocks are put on last, the second chock locks the first one in the andersen set up.
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Old 04-05-2016, 09:04 AM   #73
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Just curious why there are two wedgies when one would level the trailer and it would be locked after the X-Chocks are applied.
The X-chocks and the Wedge Chocks both work really well at reducing movements of the trailer due to walking around inside while parked. They give the trailer a much more "solid" feel when you are in it. To me, that is the greatest benefit of using them. They also provide an added degree of security (to what your conventional wheel chocks provide) in that they help to prevent your trailer from rolling away while parked and unhitched from the tow vehicle.
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I meant why the two sets of red Anderson wedges, not the X-chocks. I use one Anderson with 2 X's myself.
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I meant why the two sets of red Anderson wedges, not the X-chocks. I use one Anderson with 2 X's myself.
With one Anderson wedge on each wheel, there would be a tendency for the trailer to want to roll. The X-chocks would help to stop that, but the system is then reliant on the x-chock to keep the trailer from rolling. Safest solution is to use Anderson wedges from both sides of the wheel so that there is no longer a tendency to roll, and then use the X-chocks to stabilize the trailer from small movements due to walking around inside.
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Donna:
Sorry for my confusion regarding your trailer (5.0TA v. 19). I'm glad the two BAL Levelers are working well for you. Being able to park the trailer and then level it (without requiring further moving of it) is one of the major advantages of the BAL (as compared to the Anderson). The BAL also has the advantange of a higher potential range of lift. We miss these advantages.
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Dave, as a single traveler my needs are often different from a couple. I don't have anyone to help me back up, drive up on blocks on other lifts. I just wanna get there, park safely and easily level up. The BAL levelers suit my travelin' style. Sorry they didn't work out for you.
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:03 PM   #78
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Donna:
As a single traveler, I can really see how the advantages of the BAL would be significant for you. We enjoyed the BAL for several years (using it with our T@B), and were disappointed that it wouldn't work with the 17B. However, given all the advantages of the 17B over the T@B, (bathroom primarily) giving up the BAL is a small price to pay!
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Just curious why there are two wedgies when one would level the trailer and it would be locked after the X-Chocks are applied.
I have these as well, they work great.
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I meant why the two sets of red Anderson wedges, not the X-chocks. I use one Anderson with 2 X's myself.


I would only add to the answers already given Charlie, that I want both the front and rear axle leveled evenly - so I use both of the levelers.
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