Are X chocks worth it?

Posted on Thu 12 May 2022 in Travel

We have plenty of room to work around our wheels but we've seen some rigs where it's pretty tight down there. X-Chocks work just fine either end up, so go ahead and turn them upside down if having the nut on the bottom gives you more room to work. Use them. They make a world of difference and are worth every penny!

Do you need to chock both sides of a travel trailer?

Just always make sure that you place the chock or rock in front of the tire where the incline is (sometimes this may be on the back side of the tire if the incline is leaning towards the rear end of your trailer). To be extra safe, I recommend you chock both sides of each trailer.

How many wheel chocks should a travel trailer have?

RVs and heavy trailers fall into this category. Therefore, you should use one chock per tire to make sure it does not roll away. Using four chocks also secures both the front and back end to limit movement. For smaller trailers or fifth wheels, you may be able to get away with two chocks.

Do X-Chock wheel stabilizers work?

They work great for stabilization and I use a pair religiously. NOTE: BAL's chocks are designed for locking trailer tires when camping. They should be put in place after disconnecting from your tow vehicle and after putting down your stabilizing jacks. They should be removed prior to hooking up to your tow vehicle.

How do you Chock a camper tire?

Why do you Chock wheels?

Wheel chocks are used for safety and accident prevention. Chocking, also known as blocking, is done to prevent trucks and trailers from unintentionally moving, like rolling or overturning, while workers are loading, unloading, hitching, unhitching or servicing the vehicle.

How do I keep my travel trailer from rolling?

The best way to stop your travel trailer from rocking is by using a combination of leveling jacks which reduce up and down motion, stabilizers that reduce side to side motion, and wheel chocks to reduce any movement of the tires.

Why do campers shake?

Besides, the RVs need springs and flexible wheels for you to travel around smoothly and easily. Since it has springs in the suspensions, it is bound to shake and waggle. Among other reasons, there can be a lack of air in tires and damage in some parts of the RV.

Are plastic wheel chocks safe?

Polyurethane plastic is the second most common material for wheel chock. They're better at resisting cuts, blunt damage, water damage, and wind damage than rubber chocks, and they're lighter-weight than rubber or aluminum. But, plastic wheel chocks are not as high-strength as aluminum or steel alloy chocks.

How do you use wheel chocks on a travel trailer?

Where Should RV Wheel Chocks be Placed? Since most parking brakes hold the rear wheels of a vehicle, it is always a good idea to set chocks on the front wheels, at the very least. The chocks placed on a single tire should be firmly placed in front of the downhill side of each tire.