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Old 05-29-2016, 07:09 AM   #81
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Using the yellow (or green or orange) chocks, I'll be sitting in a lawn chair contemplating nature long before you will if you use the X-Chocks. I'm into KISS if it works and the yellow chocks work just fine... besides I happen to like yellow.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:56 AM   #82
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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.
Sometimes you have to perform your own tests, I have both sets and use both, depending on which I can find in the garage. The yellow plastic ones have to be modified in that the rod needs to be cut and shortened to fit the Escape, the heavier X-Chocks work without modification. I do not mean this in a negative way but I have more than one item for several reasons, depends on the situation. So try one set, get the other and then decide, you can always sell the ones you do not want or keep them both, like me.
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Old 05-29-2016, 08:47 AM   #83
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chocks

I returned the plastic chocks and bought the X-chocks 6 years ago.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:33 AM   #84
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On my 21 the yellow "cheapies" work fine without modification.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:40 AM   #85
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Nobody uses my cheapo style chocks anymore? Chock

I've always used 4, one on each side of both tires and never had any problems. I've never had a dual axle trailer, but I assumed that they could work the same, just one on the front tire and one on the rear on each side.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:51 AM   #86
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Eric,
With tandem torsion axles you will have movement at the axles unless you tie the wheels together with these, otherwise your system will work on the single axle, front and rear. If you could install front and rear on each of the tandem that may work but these simplify that.
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Ok, thanks Jim
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Once I'm set up, I have the stabilizers down, the chocks set a the X chocks set, then I don't have to worry about the coach rockin. Sure I loose a little beer time but I hit her a little harder when I do get going. It's usually time for a very stable nap before I run out of beer. Points of contact are important especially on uneven sites.
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Once I'm set up, I have the stabilizers down, the chocks set a the X chocks set, then I don't have to worry about the coach rockin. Sure I loose a little beer time but I hit her a little harder when I do get going. It's usually time for a very stable nap before I run out of beer. Points of contact are important especially on uneven sites.
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I see, "if you see the trailer a rockin', don't come knockin"?
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