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Old 07-15-2019, 12:06 PM   #1
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Does anyone use the X-Chocks to add to the stabilization of their trailer? How did they work for you?

Our 2018 26RB seems to have a lot of movement when someone walks through. This past week while parked on gravel you could see tire movement. Its easy to firm up the wheel blocks on one side when needed. But hard to get to on the sideout side.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:21 PM   #2
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I use these:

https://www.campingworld.com/wheel-s...12&cgid=chocks

They are installed before I disconnect from the tow vehicle and the last item removed before moving the camper.
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I saw those online too but wasn't sure about the hand tightening. Do they noticeably help with the rocking & rolling?
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:32 PM   #4
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I saw those online too but wasn't sure about the hand tightening. Do they noticeably help with the rocking & rolling?
Well, I have always used them so can't make a distinction from not using them. Do they eliminate all movement....I'd say there is very little noticeable movement. They hand tightening is no big deal unless have a weak grip.

And it really helps to put a good base (board) under the 4 stabilization jacks so the 'foot' doesn't sink into the ground and set them quite snug.
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Ron. You did not mention it, but I'm assuming all four stabalizer jacks were down and in good contact with the ground? Not supper tight but snug.
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Yes all four four stabilizers were down. We've played with various levels of pressure put on the stabilizers but noticed no discernable difference.
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I'm was an engineer. Drove a desk for 40+ years. I can grip the hell out of a pencil, not much else. ��
Thanks for the info.
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I'm was an engineer. Drove a desk for 40+ years. I can grip the hell out of a pencil, not much else. ��
Thanks for the info.

LOL .. understand. Grew up on a farm, miked cows by hand =good grip + years twisting wrenches were paramount developing a grip. Then again, the last 20+ years away from that plus age has greatly lessen the grip I had in my youth.

I do believe, regardless of what methods used, one will never get a camper on springs/axles/wheels to sit rock solid like a structure on a foundation. All one can do is minimize the 'flex.'
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They make a noticeable difference in my X189 FBS. I don't understand the hand tightening ,my came with a ratchet wrench.I am enclosing pictures of pads that I made for the jacks that help spread the footprint by not coming down so far and providing a solid base. They nest together so they don't take up much room. When I make some more I will use 2x6 as the vertical pcs. instead of 2x4 to make them even higher.
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Pep ..... as you can see shown in this link, https://www.campingworld.com/wheel-s...12&cgid=chocks

they have a turn knob that is used to tighten the chocks between the wheels....unlike the style you have that requires a wrench.

Innovative idea for the extra height for the stabilizer bases.
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Hi Ron,
The wife and i have used these since the second yr we had our trailer. The first yr we had alot of movement like you and the first time we used the xchocks we were all smiles! They do make a noticeable difference in cutting down the movement considerably. Remember to still use chocks as well. We have a 2014 wsk215. Just to mention we even eliminated the side to side rocking when climbing in the trailer by removing the fold out steps and replaced with the morryde stepabove steps.
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Interesting. I haven't tried using higher blocks under the stabilizers.
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I'm wondering if trailers made within the last 5 to 6 years have more flexible (i.e. weaker) frames than earlier trailers? Just seems strange that a trailer with its stabilizer jacks down would move that much in the middle.
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I bought the x chocks and like them. Prevents the trailer from shifting etc. It's safer too.
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