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Old 09-03-2012, 01:33 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the info.. Gives me more to think about. Been thinking about getting the Scamp ready and put it away for the winter. What a terrible thought!!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:08 PM   #16
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Just like my AMEX card, I don't leave home without it! In fact, just got back from Labor Day camping and used it while camping in a field. No backing up over blocks and hoping I got the right height... just park where I want, slide the BAL under the low tire and racket it up to perfectly level side to side. Easy peasy and fast.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:48 PM   #17
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I find my BAL one of the best extra purchases I have made for my Scamp 13. We camp in non-flat sites most of the time and it has been used every time out since we purchased it. It is certainly heavier than any of the plastic blocks, but I don't find it too heavy to be a challenge. It stores under our table while traveling. With a 13, the provided ratchet drive is more than enough to crank it up without too much effort. It really doesn't take too much arm strength. I'm sure I'm up and perfectly level as fast or faster than block users. Everyone has a system of setup and favored tools. A BAL is one tool I'm glad I purchased.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:21 AM   #18
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Putting it away for winter..... we're just now starting to make plans to get ours out for the winter, LOL.

Another vote for the BAL, that is one item that if it ever disappeared would be replaced immediately.

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Old 09-04-2012, 10:27 AM   #19
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When I bought my leveler I choose to buy a similar product made by Milenco and sold in the UK -

Milenco Aluminium Caravan and Motorhome Leveller Level Ramps Caravan Levellers & Chocks Site Accessories Caravannin...

It is made out of aluminum and weighs about 10 lbs or so. The ads state that it will lift 16" tires. It comes in its own carrying case. Like the BAL leveler the Milenco model comes with a ratchet wrench, but also includes a 15" extension. It is very easy to use and I've never broken a sweat when cranking it up. I love love love it and like others have already mentioned, I wouldn't leave home without it!!
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:05 PM   #20
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It is made out of aluminum and weighs about 10 lbs or so..........
The link says 79 1/2 pounds....
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #21
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Actually it says 5 kg which is about 11 lbs, vs B@L which weigh at least twice that amount
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:16 PM   #22
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actually it says 5 kg which is about 11 lbs, vs b@l which weigh at least twice that amount
I have proof! From the ad: 79.50
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:26 PM   #23
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Would that be a pound of aluminium, a pound of sterling silver, a pound of pretty paper, or all of above? Another vote here for metrification!

I note that the arms of the inner pivoting "U" of the Milenco "Caravan leveller" (Caravan is such a romantic name!) meet the nut on the elevator screw at an angle. I'd say cf. to the BAL, it isn't possible to employ the entire length of the screw to raise the tire and wheel BICBW. Hard to gauge the effective amount of "lift" from a photo so it's only my provisional guess that the BAL might just possibly have a bit more effective travel on the screw and resultant distance raised. Milenco ain'ta gon ta fold nary as flat neither.

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That is the price, not the weight!! It cost 79 british pounds which is about $125 us dollars
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That is the price, not the weight!! It cost 79 british pounds which is about $125 us dollars
Jim, has anyone ever commented that you don't have much of a sense of humor?
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sorry....me culpa
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:22 PM   #27
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I'm using 2 of them right now on my Escape 19' to keep the unit level in my driveway, waiting for Isaac to bring a lot of rain and wanted the unit level side to side to minimize water on the windows, tilted towards front and the protected window.
@ Jim,

You are the first person I've "met" who uses Bal levelers with tandem tires!

How do you coordinate the two Bals when leveling your trailer?

I have Tandem tires on my Bigfoot, and have been wanting to go with a Bal system. But I am worried about safety issues.


@ Shirley. Thanks for the "heads up" on the Milenco model leverler! If Jim can explain to me how to use 2 levelers, I'd definitely be interested in a lighter product (I hate dragging heavy things around!)
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on a side note, I like the european style better @ 50% weight reduction
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