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Old 06-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #41
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Easily arranged...

The first photo is of the x-chock inserted and tightened in the nut-up orientation. I placed the wrench in there for size reference. As you can see, it's close. There's a bit of room -- *almost* enough to get the wrench in, but not quite.

The second photo I've loosened the x-chock and inserted it nut-down. The screw is touching the fiberglass, and I haven't tightened it down at this point. The chock is definitely not seated (gaps between the arms at the bottom, but not at the top). Tightening at this point would break the fiberglass.

Another likely possibility for why I don't have enough room to get the wrench in but Jim does: the x-chocks themselves might have changed slightly in the intervening years.
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Old 06-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #42
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Those photos explain the difference, Doug. What I have is just a V shaped skirt that is attached to the trailer body. Yours looks way more beefed up. I have to run out now, but will post a wider shot later of how mine looks for comparison.
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Hi: dbailey... The mold for the trailers has evolved. There are now two defined wheel wells per side, instead of one big elongated one with a skirt cover in the Vee shape. That's the diff. Alf
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When I look at Jim's photo it appears it would work either way. Are there different models of them, one longer than the other?
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Nevermind, the mystery is solved!
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:07 PM   #46
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Jrn56: I don't think the x-chocks have changed or come in different sizes. I think that it's as Jim and Alf say: the Escape itself has changed. It kind of surprises me -- a change like that to the trailer is pretty significant. It means a new set of molds was developed.
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Jrn56: I don't think the x-chocks have changed or come in different sizes. I think that it's as Jim and Alf say: the Escape itself has changed. It kind of surprises me -- a change like that to the trailer is pretty significant. It means a new set of molds was developed.
I just ordered a set this morning but I don't mind using an open ended wrench like you did. I guess you could cut off the bolt a couple inches if you don't plan on using them on a different trailer. That might not work either.
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I believe Sears, or someone else, makes an open-ended ratchet wrench.
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Jrn56: I don't think the x-chocks have changed or come in different sizes. I think that it's as Jim and Alf say: the Escape itself has changed. It kind of surprises me -- a change like that to the trailer is pretty significant. It means a new set of molds was developed.
Hi: dbailey... The same thing happened with the new taller fridge. The heat vent now being located on the roof!!! Evolution is a wonderful thing... I think. Alf
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I also have a set for our 19 to be picked up in August. Looks like we could get another wrench and just leave them on the chock.
With the chock in the flat/closed position there is about an inch of bolt so cutting about 3/4" off could be an option. Interesting problem. Wonder if when leveling a side it will change the clearance?
Guess we are counting on you Doug to be the problem solver on this one!

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