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Old 10-14-2014, 11:04 AM   #61
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The "magic" material used with the Anderson has been in use for many, many years in other, even more abusive situations. I've been using it for many years on the suspension system of my Early Bronco. It lasts longer and is more stable then the rubber bushings normally found on older suspension systems. It's also been used for shocks on mountain bikes since before 1994 when I installed them on my bike. So I'm not worried about the "magic" material at all. I have been hearing about some issues with the brake lining material that the ball sits in though. So far Anderson has been taking care of their customers with that issue, which is good.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:17 PM   #62
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I have been hearing about some issues with the brake lining material that the ball sits in though. So far Anderson has been taking care of their customers with that issue, which is good.
That's the material/usage I was referring to.
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Old 10-14-2014, 03:20 PM   #63
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Sorry, thought you were talking about the material they use for a spring.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:14 PM   #64
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Sorry, thought you were talking about the material they use for a spring.
Don't sweat it, I thought just as you did too.
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Old 04-21-2016, 11:13 PM   #65
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UPDATE: I bought a single set of Camco size small wheel stops. Easy to fit and stops the "seismic tremors" in the trailer. ($18 from Amazon with free shipping over $35).
Hey Greggo - you still happy with your Camco size small wheel stops (on your 19') ?

they are WAY cheaper than X-Chocks..... i am tempted to get these for our 21'



and does anyone know if the axle / wheel spacing on the 19' is the same as on the 21' ?

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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.
Hey Jim

did you ever do that comparison between $18 Camco plastic and the $$$ X-Chocks?



I am curious.

i see lots of very positive comments about the x-chocks on this thread.
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Old 04-22-2016, 07:34 AM   #67
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The plastic ones work just as good as the metal ones, but you have to cut down the long bolt to make them work. The two of them weigh about one of the metal ones. Convenience vs weight, you choose. But wither way, wheel chocks are needed and both sides need to be secured to stop any movement.
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I almost never used wedge type chocks with my X-chocks in many years, and with lots of parking on undulating ground. We ensured they were in good an snug before disconnecting from the trailer.
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The plastic ones work just as good as the metal ones.....

They work the same, but I don't see how they can be tightened as much as the x-chocks, because of the hand knob instead of the bolt and ratchet. The x-chocks are really heavy duty and very well built. One other minor difference is that the pads pivot to match the angle of the tire curve, instead of just traveling up and down at a fixed angle like a wedge block.

I would think the x-chocks would provide more force against the tires and prevent slipping more than the Camco.
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I would think the x-chocks would provide more force against the tires and prevent slipping more than the Camco.
Though I like the simplicity of the wedge type, and think that if you built your own like Dave did and get the wedge angle just right, I have to agree that the X-Chocks would provide much better holding power, which is part of the reason I am willing to forgo the wedge chocks when using them.
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