BAL Light Trailer Tire Level Leveler Chock Pop Up RV Camper - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-01-2012, 11:41 PM   #1
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BAL Light Trailer Tire Level Leveler Chock Pop Up RV Camper

Does anyone have a BAL Light Trailer Tire Level ? What are the pros and cons on it? I need something that is easy for me to use.
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Old 09-02-2012, 12:21 AM   #2
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Mary Ann I think if you use the search and use the very bottom google feature you should find a thread where the Bal right was talked about. You may already know but Leveling blocks are pretty easy to use. multi use item as they work well under jacks as well.
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Old 09-02-2012, 01:47 AM   #3
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They are a little heavy but they work well. Once you situate them under the wheel you have to crank down with a ratchet wrench until the trailer is raised level. ASk the local pizza person for a old pizza delivery bag for storage of the B@l leveler.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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I use one and it works well. If you have to raise the trailer up quite a bit, it can be strenuous and, as Jim says, it's a bit heavy. I keep mine, along with other miscellaneous junk, in a box that I made for use as a door step. The box fits just inside the camper door, so it's the first thing that comes out when we set up.

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Old 09-02-2012, 06:49 AM   #5
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I agree with everything Jim said. The BAL will allow you to raise the low side 10" and prevent any movement of that wheel. It's allowed us to take nice camping spots that nobody else wanted due to the slope of the pad.
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:46 AM   #6
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Dittos with all of the above. Would add that the acme thread collects sand and needs to be cleaned and regreased periodically
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:52 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:24 AM   #8
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Heavy, awkward, finger pincher, 10" racheting box end wrench may not produce enuf leverage on the elevator screw for those enamored of power jacks or concerned about breaking a nail. Keep it in a cloth bag or some sort of slipcase (see pizza carrier above) to avoid that elevator screw flailing about; lube the screw only with dry lube to avoid sand in the threads; use a longer boxend or a helper bar (piece a pipe) on the one provided. It's worth it; backing onto blocks is at best guess work without at least a piece a string and a line level.

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Old 09-02-2012, 10:30 AM   #9
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I have one but end up leaving it home most of the time. Heavy and takes space and I rarely use it. But when I've used it it was nice to have. Certain sites I'd take it knowing I would need it, and I can see the value of having it along going to new places. I worried a little using it on a 12 inch wheel as it says 13-16 or something like that but it worked fine.
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I like mine . Yes it is a little heavy but I find it easier to use than blocks and more stable than blocks when on a really unlevel site .I built a wooden box with a slide cover to store mine . Keeping the screw clean and lubricated is a necessity. Bought mine because it was Donna D recommended and that was good enough for me.
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I use one leveler block. If that is enough; I'm done. If not, the BAL slides easily under the 15" wheel when on the block.

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That is a smart idea Dick, thanks.
Good suggestions Jack.

We use ours all the time. One of my planned mods for the Trillium is to modify the rear tire carrier to hold the leveller. Got that idea of peterh who found a spot for his towards the front of his Scamp 5th.
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I've used mine once.
It now stays home as it's heavy, cumbersome and takes up valuble storage space.
I have $16.00 Harbor Freight scissor jack in case my blocks are not enough.
Most of My camping is Fire safe areas in National Forests.
I've had yet to use the scissor jack.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:39 AM   #14
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All that have been mentioned will work just fine, here is what I have used for years and you only need one. Just put it under the low side and back up until level, and priced pretty cheap too.


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