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Old 04-22-2016, 12:28 PM   #71
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I have the Camco yellow wedge stops. On the 21 I did not have to cut them down, some careful adjusting allows them to fit as it. I believe they are important for a second reason, they reduce trailer rock. Never an issue on my 19, but that had the scissors style corner jacks, the 21 with those spindly support arms make feel I am aboard ship. The wedges reduce that movement.

One odd thing I discovered is the wheels are set apart different on each side. Once the wedges are adjusted properly I have to make sure to use the correct wedge on the proper side. Not the fault of the wedge but how the axles are aligned. Not noticing anything unusual on tire wear, and not sure how they are supposed to be aligned.
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Old 04-22-2016, 02:37 PM   #72
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One odd thing I discovered is the wheels are set apart different on each side. Once the wedges are adjusted properly I have to make sure to use the correct wedge on the proper side. Not the fault of the wedge but how the axles are aligned. Not noticing anything unusual on tire wear, and not sure how they are supposed to be aligned.
That would worry me a bit. Although I'm wondering if the geometry changes depending on the load on each wheel. If the area is uneven that might cause the difference. Otherwise I think that I'd be under there with a tape measure, measuring the distance between the axles on each side.

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Old 04-22-2016, 02:40 PM   #73
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One odd thing I discovered is the wheels are set apart different on each side. Once the wedges are adjusted properly I have to make sure to use the correct wedge on the proper side. Not the fault of the wedge but how the axles are aligned. Not noticing anything unusual on tire wear, and not sure how they are supposed to be aligned.
It's hard to imagine how a trailer with the axles installed so far out of parallel that it would be noticeable in tire spacing when using this sort of brake (or "chock") could pull down the road straight and without excessive tire wear.

The Torflex suspension has quite short arms, so vertical travel causes significant fore-aft movement as well. The leading and trailing suspensions should match, so that the spacing between tires stays constant, but an uneven site could make the two sides mismatch... but from Paul's description this seems to be consistent - one side always tighter than the other. Offhand the only two explanations I can think of for this would be a twisted frame (same effect as an uneven site but again, would need to be significantly twisted) or mismatched tire diameters.
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Old 04-22-2016, 04:41 PM   #74
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That would concern me too. The space between the wheels is the same on both sides of our 19. There's no left/right x-chock.


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Old 04-22-2016, 04:50 PM   #75
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any chance that someone who owns both the cheap Camco plastic wheel stops (small) (supposedly those fit fine on a 21')

Amazon.com: Camco 44652 Wheel Stop (Small): Automotive

AND the X-Chocks can do a quick scientific comparison test?

perhaps using a BBQ tank scale or something, to see the inches of tongue deflection sideways when pulled a given force sideways..... comparing the 2?





just a crazy thought.

i like the lower cost and weight of the Camco.... but will spring for the X-Chock if they are measurably better.
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Old 04-22-2016, 05:52 PM   #76
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I like the lower cost and weight of the Camco.... but will spring for the X-Chock if they are measurably better.

I don't know about measurably "better", but they are measurably cooler to me - no yellow plastic....lol
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:11 PM   #77
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I don't know about measurably "better", but they are measurably cooler to me - no yellow plastic....lol
right but i would hardly care if the Camco got stolen.... the pair of x-chock much more so.

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Old 04-22-2016, 09:22 PM   #78
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right but i would hardly care if the Camco got stolen.... the pair of x-chock much more so.

I believe they can be padlocked.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:05 PM   #79
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I believe they can be padlocked.
yes indeed, that is true.

any chance that someone who owns both the cheap Camco plastic wheel stops (small) (supposedly those fit fine on a 21')

Amazon.com: Camco 44652 Wheel Stop (Small): Automotive

AND the X-Chocks can do a quick scientific comparison test?

perhaps using a BBQ tank scale or something, to see the inches of tongue deflection sideways when pulled a given force sideways..... comparing the 2?



just a crazy thought.

i like the lower cost and weight of the Camco.... but will spring for the X-Chock if they are measurably better.
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Old 05-29-2016, 02:16 AM   #80
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Any chance that someone who owns both the cheap Camco plastic wheel stops (small) (supposedly those fit fine on a 21')

Amazon.com: Camco 44652 Wheel Stop (Small): Automotive

AND the X-Chocks can do a quick scientific comparison test?

perhaps using a BBQ tank scale or something, to see the inches of tongue deflection sideways when pulled a given force sideways..... comparing the 2?



just a crazy thought.


i like the lower cost and weight of the Camco.... but will spring for the X-Chock if they are measurably better.
anyone?
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