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RE: X chock vs ONEstep chock

Spoon, Back on topic... I have used both X Chocks and the Fastway OneStep. I now use only the Fastway Onestep. I found they both stopped the rocking motion about the same. Ed Finally, someone else, besides me, who's used both and came to the same conclusion. Based on our real-life experiences, both are about the same. I don't care that the one-step is marketed as a chock, but it also serves to lock the wheels in place as do the x-chocks. And with both, the RV will still move a bit.
phillyg 04/25/17 09:46am General RVing Issues
RE: X chock vs ONEstep chock

.......I tell you on difference between the two. Put them both in place and try to drive away...... Lantly, your description of what an x-chock and other chocks will do is correct. But, the OP's original post asked which would stop rocking. As I said, neither stops rocking. Both help to eliminate wheel movement, but rocking still occurs at the axles, springs and shackles. Unless one has 4 or 6-pt leveling, movement will occur.
phillyg 04/22/17 06:47pm General RVing Issues
RE: X chock vs ONEstep chock

Let's calm down before an administrator feels the need to close this thread. You might recall my earlier post where I indicated I've had and used both products so have a valid opinion, which is I found no real difference between the products. For clarification, that was with a 38' Wildcat FW with standard front jacks and a wind down rear stabilizer. My DW always commented about how much the RV shook, using either product. Now with 6-pt levelers, I only use the one-step as a chock.
phillyg 04/22/17 09:39am General RVing Issues
RE: X chock vs ONEstep chock

I purchased the Onestep to to replace x-chocks. In my case, there was too little space between the tires to use the x-chocks effectively. As far as rocking, no real difference.
phillyg 04/17/17 05:01pm General RVing Issues
RE: Poor RV Dealer Customer Service

Bad dealerships seem to be the norm. Great with taking your money, but afterwards, fuggedaboutit. In all fairness, I suspect the parts people deal with poor mfgr. support, and **** rolls downhill to us.
phillyg 04/17/17 04:53pm General RVing Issues
RE: coiling methods for 30 amp cord and fresh water hoses

I haven't tried, but coiling a 30a cord and a 25' hose together in a 5gal bucket might work.
phillyg 04/16/17 07:43am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Tire life

When we had a class C and an A, 6-7 years was the goal.
phillyg 04/16/17 07:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: I-95 Easter Weekend

We drove from VA to FL on Good Friday. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Many RVs in both directions. Saw a lot of NY plates.
phillyg 04/16/17 07:28am Roads and Routes
RE: Drivers unaware you are pulling a Toad

You cant fix stupid, and stupid drivers have no situational awareness. All you can do is be a defensive driver.
phillyg 04/15/17 08:48am Dinghy Towing
RE: What Do I need To Visit Canada

I didn't read the whole thread, but if you're on Medicare it appears you need supplemental coverage, which can be purchased for the time you're in CDfairly cheaply.
phillyg 04/11/17 10:05am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Newbie terrified of blowing something up

Assuming you only want to leave the unit plugged in to maintain the battery(ies), you can plug into as little as a 15a outlet, use the shortest 12g wire extension cord to get to the RV, a 15a to 30a pigtail, and 30a to 50a pigtail at the RV cord. If you can plug in to a 20a outlet, you might even be able to run the MW or small AC.
phillyg 04/11/17 09:57am Beginning RVing
RE: Why did you choose a 5th wheel

We've owned everything but a class B, and now we're on our 3rd FW. We've always had a PU truck in our stable so it was easy to go to a FW. We also prefer FW floorplans over class As. OTOH, if money were no object, we'd probably own the best diesel pusher.
phillyg 04/08/17 08:21am Fifth-Wheels
RE: ISR Series PullRite Super Lite

Think ISR just stands for industry standard rails. My PR had a little slop in it when starting stopping, even when adjusted properly. My Demco Hitchiker does the same. The only thing that prevents chucking is at the pinbox; Morryde and 5th Airborne vome to mind.
phillyg 04/07/17 11:35am Towing
RE: Battery box seems hot is this a problem

Bubbling battery is not normal. If the box is warm, okay, but very hot, not okay.
phillyg 04/07/17 11:19am Travel Trailers
RE: Glacier Nat Park of Canada, bears, and group hiking

.....We carried bear spray (highly recommended) and made noise as we approached blind curves on the trail....... I've heard it's easy to tell the difference between black bear and grizzly bear poop. Grizzly poop has a distinct peppery smell and contains pieces of noise-makers, like whistles.:)
phillyg 04/05/17 08:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Tire Pressure Not Towing

I only go to 80psi rear when I'm towing, and 60psi otherwise.
phillyg 04/05/17 07:50am Fifth-Wheels
RE: yellowing plastic trim

The best and longest lasting fix is a plastic-specific spray paint.
phillyg 04/03/17 02:58pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6' vs 8' truck bed

I've only owned short beds and you definitely need a slider, preferably an auto slider, because sooner or later, you'll think you're okay and will bust out the rear window.
phillyg 04/02/17 08:02am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Tow vehicle for 5th wheel camper

Not likely with the 2001. Newer 1/2 ton trucks have a lot more payload rating. But at 30' probably too much for them also. But you have to know the trailer weight and pin weight to know how much truck you need. I quoted above the best answer. I towed an 8300lb FW with a more capable 1/2t for a few years but I don't think yours could.
phillyg 04/01/17 07:43am Towing
RE: Pipe hammering?

There are many types of arresters. See homedepot.com or any hardware site to determine which is best for you. Your problem will be trying to locate a suitable space to install such a device. Theoretically, it should be near the offending toilet but good luck with that. You may have to first locate it just downstream from the main water line to see if will work.
phillyg 04/01/17 07:34am General RVing Issues
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