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Old 03-21-2009, 07:18 AM   #1
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Does anyone use these? Are they worth it? Not sure how much 'rocking' to expect with our trailer, and saw these on the net. Also wondering about a kingpin tripod. Does that make enough of a difference to justify it, or is just another thing to lug around the country? Leaving on the maiden voyage here in about 2 1/2 weeks, can't wait!



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Old 03-21-2009, 08:25 AM   #2
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I use a pair of these,

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ng-chock/11109, and think that they are worth the money. I also have a kingpin tripod and although it does take some of the movement out of the trailer I think that you would have better success by installing a set of the stabalizers similar to this.

http://www.dyersonline.com/Products/JTs-6-Piece-RV-Travel-Trailer-Scissor-Jack-Stabilizer-System__23890.aspx

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the use of the stabalizers or the tripod and I think that the consensus is that the stabalizersdo a better job. There are a number of stabalizer manufacturers so if you decide to go that route you might want to shop for the best deal.

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Old 03-21-2009, 09:10 AM   #3
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I use the same BAL chocks George is using and they work well. I am also looking at installing the PlugItRight front and rear stabilizer system at some point this year.
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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I use the BAL too.. I use two of them one for each side and it really helps the rocking. Here's a two on ebay of the newest design

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BAL-X-Chock-Tire-Locking-Lock-Chock-RV-Deluxe-2-Pk_W0QQitemZ300301819253QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotors_ RV_Trailer_Camper_Parts_Accessories?hash=item30030 1819253&_trksid=p4506.c0.m245&_trkparms=72 %3A1171|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318


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Old 03-21-2009, 10:53 AM   #5
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I was looking at the BAL chocks, and they seemed to be the best built. We are going to try it out without them and see how that works. If we don't like it, hopefully we can swing by a camping world or something on our trip in April. I would rather buy them then, instead of when we get backhome. Those ebay ones end up being $170 Canadian, before tax and duty. Thats money I could spend on beer for future trips!
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:15 PM   #6
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I have beenusing a set of Bal chocks for going on 6 years now andwouldn't set up without them, they make a noticeable difference. Forget the Tripod... I had one of those too andhave since given it away once I installed a set of JT's stabilizers. The JT's keep my CF32BL rock solid and are a very sturdy well made product. Actually Woody's RV world has them on sale right now for $399.00, best money you will spend on your new rig.
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:30 PM   #7
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So when you guys install a set of JTs, are you removing the factory rear stabilizer jacks from the trailer and replacing them? Or do you leave them and run both?
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Old 03-21-2009, 02:55 PM   #8
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The JT's are designed to work with the rear stabilizer jacks and you will get the best stability with all 6 of the JT's stabilizer arms installed. I also chose to remove my Crank down style Scissor Jack rear Stabilizers and replaced them with a set of BAL telescopic Stabilizers and they make for a much sturdier application with the JT's in the rear.
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I've got a set I made myself out of two cabinet Clams & four pieces of 4X4. So far they work Great! Will post pics as soon as I get a chance.

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Old 03-22-2009, 07:28 AM   #10
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We just returned from our first trip using the Bal Tire Chocks and king pin stabilizer. Together they stopped almost all movement. Tried the king pin alone first and it seemed to stop most sideward movement, and when we added the tire chock, that stopped all forward/backward movement. So together we saw a remarkable difference. We bought two chocks but one seemed to do the trick so we gave the other one to our camping buddies. Our king pin is aluminum and only weighs about 18 lbs so it isn't too heavy to tote around. Great combo!



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riverotter55, I would like to see those photos as I have thought about making some myself.
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Here are the Pics of My home-made Wheel Chocks.







They work for Me.


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Thanks for the photos. Whatangle did you cut the wood to?
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What I did was drilled a 1" hole in the center of the 4 X 4's, I made the 4 X 4's 16" long, put the 4 X 4's on the Cabinet Clamps, the pipes WERE 24" long (I cut them for length after I knew where everything was going to set). I butted the setup where I wanted them to fit in between the tires, marked the back side with a black marker, where the 4 X 4's met the tires. I cut them on my Bad Saw, but it could be done with a saber saw (jig saw) or reciprocating saw (saws-all). Set them in place & looked at the fit, I think I had to fine tune one block. Like I said they seam to work fine for me. I've tried the manufactured ones (Bro-in-Law has a set) I see NO difference in movement with either set.

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