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Old 06-02-2013, 01:54 PM   #21
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I use the 4X4 like Old Farmer but I have a bar wood clamp. It works great and cost less than 20 bucks for the pair.

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Old 06-02-2013, 02:24 PM   #22
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I'll try the one this weekend and if it still isn't good enough I'll get the second one.




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Old 06-03-2013, 12:26 AM   #23
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Thanks Lloyd I imagine you saved some of us from wasted trip. Best to check the local hardware you originally suggested.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:24 AM   #24
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The X-Chocks are NOT for holding the trailer while hitching/leveling/etc. I used the regular X-chocks for years and recently bought the extended version for the new trailer.

I noticed a small warning in the packing material and called Norco for clarification. They state the X-chocks are only for stabilizing the trailer from rocking, not for holding it in place. You must still use wheel chocks while hitching/unhitching.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:48 AM   #25
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The X-Chocks are NOT for holding the trailer while hitching/leveling/etc. I used the regular X-chocks for years and recently bought the extended version for the new trailer.

I noticed a small warning in the packing material and called Norco for clarification. They state the X-chocks are only for stabilizing the trailer from rocking, not for holding it in place. You must still use wheel chocks while hitching/unhitching.
Was there any reason stated that they won't hold the trailer? I guess I don't understand their thinking on that one. Unless its just the wide stance they're meaning.

Reason I'm questioning, is when I have mine in place, I don't remove them until I'm hooked up. I feel they are just about another set of brakes.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:55 AM   #26
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Never cared for the X-Chocks. Poor surface area on tire. I prefer these:

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Better control of amount of force between tires and has bigger pads against tires.

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Old 06-04-2013, 09:36 AM   #27
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Basl 2805 is definitely a better system, but at about $50 each and you should use two, I like Old farmers design.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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I built some very similar to Old Farmers, but used a 1/2" threaded rod in place of the load binder. Took a ton of the fore/aft movement out of the trailer. I also question the reasoning of the warning? If you're essentially locking the tires together you would think it would be a sufficient parking brake, IMO.
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Old 06-07-2013, 11:05 AM   #29
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Have a pair and loved them on the old camper...the new one with the wide "stable" stance is to far apart to use them.

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Old 06-07-2013, 01:12 PM   #30
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For the money I like Old Farmers idea. I think that is a great idea and have some old 4x4s stored that would be perfect. I am not pleased with the shifting/rocking I have with chocks alone. The load binders are cheap at just about any farm store. Thanks for sharing Old Farmer. I am going to try it.
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