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Walaby

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Posted: 10/10/20 05:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

8ntw8tn wrote:

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.

X chocks don't take the place of regular wheel chocks. You still need to chock your wheels. I always chock my wheels, AND use my x chocks, even on level ground.

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I got rid of my x-chocks because the space between my wheels was too close to use them. I carry a set of regular chocks that I use on particularly unlevel sites, then activate the 6-pt levelers. In most cases, the tires then rise above the chocks so they have no effect.


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36' total length unit and it has never wobbled with the 6 point leveling system. I put a short 4 x 4 on both sides of 2 tires.


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I use regular heavy rubber chocks from tractor supply as the main source of protection to keep the rig from moving when unhooking. I used to use x-chocks on my bumper pull, and used them when I first got my 5th. Quit using them when I found that the 5th was just too heavy that the x-chocks really werent strong enough to use as chocks. trailer lurched a bit, and the x-chocks just folded up like tin-foil. Once the rig is up on the 6-point levelers, its not going anywhere.


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heck I dont even see the point of a product like that with the 4 point system in my 39 foot 5th. I just use regulare weel chaks on unlevel sites.

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Itakethe5th2011 wrote:

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.


I'm kind of in the same boat. My x-chocks would fall out too. Now I throw a couple of MaxHaul rubber chocks under one wheel before I unhitch. Then Auto Level. If I'm parked for more than a couple of nights, I put the x-chocks back in for perceived safety and stability. It's probably arguable whether they are needed or not.

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