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kopy kat

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Posted: 10/09/20 08:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Do the x-chocks still get used to lock the tires when you have a 6 point leveler system ?


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I'm interested in what members have to say about this as well.


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Posted: 10/10/20 04:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I level then x-chock


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I use them. Maybe habit, maybe not. But I have used them since day one with my 5er with 6pt leveler.

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I'm a bit of a neophyte at this. Our previous trailer had the usual landing gear and stabilizers so we always used chocks between the tires. Our "new to us" trailer has the 4 point Bigfoot system and is quite stabil without the chocks. I still carry the chocks but don't plan on using them unless we're unhooking on uneven ground. Hope this helps.


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Always chock the wheels.


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I used x-chocks on my last 2 5th wheels that did not have auto level. Loved them, but with my new 5th wheel with auto level, I noticed right away that as the legs go down and the trailer goes up the weight is taken off the tires and leaf springs. This causes the springs to relax and x-chocks get loose to where they almost fall out. I sold the x-chocks on Craigslist and went back to rubber wheel chocks on the side of 5th wheel that won't need as much height. I do that to keep it from possibly bending auto level legs if it were to roll while unhooking or hooking back up.

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Posted: 10/10/20 08:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You can use X-Chocks with Auto Leveling, BUT you have to re-tighten after leveled then REMEMBER to remove them before retracting the Jacks, if you don't you'll have a HARD time getting them out. Don't ask how I know.


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Posted: 10/10/20 08:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use mine before I unhitch. Then after leveling, I check again because once or twice they were loose as another person mentioned. When it is time to leave, I hook up, take them off then retract the levelers.


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Once I bought this 6 point RV I sold my RotoChocks. Fact is one side of the RV's tires may be off the ground. Four simple wheel stops are best.


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