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Old 09-04-2012, 02:23 PM   #29
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You guys crack me up!!

Jack - wouldn't the distance raised depend on the length of the rod? Size does matter, you know.

Here's a pic of what the Milenco looks like at rest.
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:34 PM   #30
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@ 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!)
I have 2 arms and use the B@L's in unison. That said I prefer these
Slant Levelers, Set of 2 - Pine Hill Plastics Inc D10-253 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
they will work and I have used them
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:51 PM   #31
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I expect you're right, Shirley; I withdraw my rather shaky hypothesis (I wuz wrong). Also, when retracted, the angle on the "lifter "yoke doesn't look all that prominent (producing about the same total collapsed thickness as in the area of the welded tire support pads.) Appears that the screw and nut are detachable which is not the case with the BAL and might possibly help one avoid a fat lip or other owie. And an included helper bar helps. The storage tote is a nice bonus. What's the price in trade beads again?

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:18 PM   #32
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I have 2 arms and use the B@L's in unison. That said I prefer these
Slant Levelers, Set of 2 - Pine Hill Plastics Inc D10-253 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
they will work and I have used them
Do you have a picture of that arm in action? That's worth a 1000 pounds you know.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:37 PM   #33
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Do you have a picture of that arm in action? That's worth a 1000 pounds you know.
Actually I count each turn in multiples of 10 and repeat on the other or do them both together, either way it seems to work. Someone else on the Escape forum uses them in tandem also.
You do realize it is impossible to show both in action and take the picture simultaneously. What would I use to press the button with? my feet?
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Old 09-04-2012, 05:37 PM   #34
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I use two of them to level my Escape 19. I used one on my Escape 17 and when we bought the 19 in February I bought another one. They work very well.
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I use two of them to level my Escape 19. I used one on my Escape 17 and when we bought the 19 in February I bought another one. They work very well.
This is great for me. Earlier in the year, the feedback I was getting on this forum indicated that it would be unsafe to use a Bal type leveler with two tires. But no one seemed to have tangent tires.

So, do you do the same thing as Jim, raise one up 10 turns or so than raise the second up the same amount?
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This is great for me. Earlier in the year, the feedback I was getting on this forum indicated that it would be unsafe to use a Bal type leveler with two tires. But no one seemed to have tangent tires.

So, do you do the same thing as Jim, raise one up 10 turns or so than raise the second up the same amount?
yes, or sometimes in unison, either way seems to work.
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This is great for me. Earlier in the year, the feedback I was getting on this forum indicated that it would be unsafe to use a Bal type leveler with two tires. But no one seemed to have tangent tires.

So, do you do the same thing as Jim, raise one up 10 turns or so than raise the second up the same amount?
I turn the screw in by hand on both until snug and then turn both at the same time with the supplied wrenches until the trailer is level. One hand on each wrench turning approximately the same amount each time works for me. I wear gloves for setting up and breaking camp so I'm not worried about grease that may get on my hands. We often dry camp in spots that are far from flat and these "jacks" are, in my opinion, much more secure than wooden or plastic blocks.

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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!!
I went to the link to see. Nice, but expensive. However; did anyone else look at the Aquaroll? I think I'm in love.

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You do realize it is impossible to show both in action and take the picture simultaneously. What would I use to press the button with? my feet?
Use a tripod and program your camera to take pictures at timed intervals, or get an assistant.
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did anyone else look at the Aquaroll? I think I'm in love.
We have something similar here:
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I like that. Didn't realize Reliance made one of those.

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Yes melissab,
I have to start thinking about putting the Scamp away for the winter. I was hoping to be able to go one more time this year, but I don't think that's going to happen. We own two homes about 150 miles apart and have lots to do before the white fluffy stuff starts falling. Not sure where you're at, but we love Florida in Febuary. Sanibel Island is one of my Favorite spots.
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