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Old 05-16-2013, 01:21 PM   #71
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I simply went to a local fabric store and bought some cordura and sewed up a simple bag. A little bit of Velcro to keep it closed. This worked well for 7 years. Took about 15 minutes to cut and sew.

Plus I keep the lead screw lightly greased. If it gets heavy I wipe it down. It doesn't need a lot of grease.
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Old 05-16-2013, 01:49 PM   #72
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Last weekend while using my BAL leveler it sank into the ground (combination of soft ground + rain) and was very difficult to remove . Thus my question " Has anyone ever welded some flat pieces of metal to the bottom piece of tubing? I have some 10 gauge pieces of sheet metal I could use and I hoped by having a larger footprint it would sink less at marginal campsites. I know it would add to the weight of the BAL but that seems like a minor concern

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Last weekend while using my BAL leveler it sank into the ground (combination of soft ground + rain) and was very difficult to remove . Thus my question " Has anyone ever welded some flat pieces of metal to the bottom piece of tubing? I have some 10 gauge pieces of sheet metal I could use and I hoped by having a larger footprint it would sink less at marginal campsites. I know it would add to the weight of the BAL but that seems like a minor concern

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If you welded metal across the bottom how would you get it under the wheel?
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Old 05-16-2013, 02:30 PM   #74
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I think Steve is suggesting welding a chunk of plate to each arm of the lower "U" very similar to the tire-bearing wings welded to the elevating tire cradle. This split base plate should slip past the tire given a bit of attention to the gap necessary-- likely not greater than 6-8" at ground level.

Were I to encounter soft and muddy conditions, I'd have to place a couple of my all purpose plywood pads or other found riprap adjacent to the tire.

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I think Steve is suggesting welding a chunk of plate to each arm of the lower "U" very similar to the tire-bearing wings welded to the elevating tire cradle. This split base plate should slip past the tire given a bit of attention to the gap necessary-- likely not greater than 6-8" at ground level.

Were I to encounter soft and muddy conditions, I'd have to place a couple of my all purpose plywood pads or other found riprap adjacent to the tire.

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Jack ; You are correct , I want to position the plates so they do not interfere with the tire and the BAL still fit in my storage case . 3 pieces about 4" or 5" by 6 " would add about 2/3 of a square ft of area to the leveler . I thought maybe someone had already tried this and could tell me if it was a worthwhile venture.

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Old 05-16-2013, 03:01 PM   #76
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may be better tu use some plastic levelers in those situations under the B@L, save yourself trouble as well as extra weight.
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Of course, three sides to the tubing base allows three chances to increase the bearing rather than only two. Didn't see that in my thought balloon. Sounds like good idea to me, Steve.

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Steve: If the BAL sinks into soft ground, just slip one or two leveler blocks under the tire before lowering the BAL. When you lower the BAL, the tire will rest on the blocks, and the extra clearance created will give you room to pull the bottom frame up and out of the mud.
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In answer to the question which I asked earlier in regard to the size pizza delivery bag for the B@L leveler, I am in receipt of a standard PIB-22 from eBay which easily accommodates the object in question. It's possible that a PIB-20 might have sufficient expansion of sidewalls for a tight fit to the longer dimension. I didn't choose to chance it via mail order.

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In answer to the question which I asked earlier in regard to the size pizza delivery bag for the B@L leveler, I am in receipt of a standard PIB-22 from eBay which easily accommodates the object in question. It's possible that a PIB-20 might have sufficient expansion of sidewalls for a tight fit to the longer dimension. I didn't choose to chance it via mail order.

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Yea, but does it keep the pizzas warm?
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Forget the BAL and buy a Milenco. Half the weight and it comes with a carrying case.
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Too expensive... I need to find or make a bag.
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Too expensive... I need to find or make a bag.

I made a bag. Just plain too simple.
One piece of fabric about 6" wider than the leveler and 2 x length + 8". (length being along the U and width across the U)
Fold the fabric across the fabric with outsides of fabric together, so that one length is about 6" longer than the other.
Sew it along the edges. turn right side out. Add fasteners of your choice, I used velcro and the fabric was Cordura. Cheap and easy, easy to replace.
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Yeah...I have the sunbrella fabric...bought it for a boat project... boat is gone from hurricane Sandy. Guess I will make one next week...also need a cover for my generator when its not in use.
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