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Old 06-23-2014, 08:56 PM   #31
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Those are the ones I have, but I'm switching to the plastic in an attempt to save weight. Will do a comparison and then decide.
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Old 06-23-2014, 09:37 PM   #32
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Those are the ones I have, but I'm switching to the plastic in an attempt to save weight. Will do a comparison and then decide.
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Old 06-23-2014, 10:03 PM   #33
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but I'm switching to the plastic in an attempt to save weight..
Same philosophy as Colin Chapman, the designer of Lotus cars. "Add lightness"
You're right though, without a conscious effort to control weight it can creep up.

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:17 PM   #34
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Wheel chocks

Here is a picture of dual axle wheel chock which is 2 wedges top and bottom with a screw rod. Pictured on a 1985 Bigfoot 19. FiberglassTravelTrailersrv.com sell these.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:11 PM   #35
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Here is a picture of dual axle wheel chock which is 2 wedges top and bottom with a screw rod. Pictured on a 1985 Bigfoot 19. FiberglassTravelTrailersrv.com sell these.
The 19' Bigfoot is a nice trailer. Looks like the wheel well design is a bit different from the Escape tandem trailers, in that the fibreglass body does not come down between the wheels on the Bigfoot like it does on the Escapes. Because of the tighter space on the Escapes, it is possible that some chocking systems may not have sufficient room to fit without coming into contact with the fiberglass above the space between the wheels. One advantage of the home built wedge type chocks is that they are easily custom fitted so that there are no clearance issues. With the other systems, you need to take your chances or know someone else has successfully used it prior to yourself. Otherwise you may find that it does not fit well on the Escapes.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:38 PM   #36
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Bigfoot uses "fender skirts." The picture of the Bigfoot Chuck posted is missing that piece. From a distance, both Escape and Bigfoot look the same with the "tab" that is between the tires.
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Old 06-24-2014, 08:51 PM   #37
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and the plastic wedges, in the small size fit the tandem Escape axles.
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Old 06-24-2014, 09:34 PM   #38
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The trick to making the yellow, Camco chocks work on the 19' is to bring the threaded rod as low as possible into the top wedge and the bottom wedge as high as you can and still get it between the tires with the turning knob on the bottom. By doing so, when tightening, you'll only raise the threaded rod a few inches and not hit the fiberglass. Works for me just fine. And interestingly, I have yet needed to tighten them after the initial installation.
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The Bal-X chocks offer another way to secure the trailer from theft by placing a lock through the holes at the top where the ratchet attaches - prevents them from being removed.
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The Bal-X chocks offer another way to secure the trailer from theft by placing a lock through the holes at the top where the ratchet attaches - prevents them from being removed.
This does not stop someone from driving away, and having the X-Chocks come loose. Don't ask me how I know this.

I would also suspect that they could be forced out, even when set tight.

Nonetheless, I have had the X-Chocks for a few years now, and we love them.
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