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Old 08-31-2017, 05:35 PM   #1
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Leveling blocks, etc. for solo?

Just curious what sort of side-to-side leveling blocks people have found best to use when setting up solo. I guess any system would require some visits back there, but minimizing that might be good.
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Old 08-31-2017, 05:59 PM   #2
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I use 2x6" wood blocks. Just cut a board.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:47 PM   #3
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I use a BAL Small Trailer Wheel Leveler and have for almost 12 years. I wouldn't be without it. Follow This link to see.
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:54 PM   #4
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Over the years I have acquired a few sets of those 8X8 plastic, stackable lifts. The sets are in a nice bag and holds 12. you have to build these up like this but they interlock
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I have never had to go higher then 3 high and each one lifts 1 inch.
I also had welded to frame 4 jacks on the corners of the frame that stops any wriggling of the Boler. I like the 8 inch wide so the whole of tire fits on platform
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:21 PM   #5
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I'm with Byron, I use the BAL Leveler. Now with my tandem axle, I use TWO.

I just park where I want, BAL goes under the tires, lift... and done.
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Old 09-01-2017, 10:16 AM   #6
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Bob, take a look at the Anderson leveler as well. Simple, effective and easy to use.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:05 AM   #7
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I use the Anderson and it's great, but usually there are two of us. When I'm by myself I have to keep getting in and out of the truck to check the level. I haven't used the BAL, but if I was going solo I would seriously look into it.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:08 AM   #8
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The BAL Leveler works even when you can't leave the TV attached to pull the TT onto blocks.

Quite often we are on a site where the best view out the back window of the "Little Pumpkin" is in a direction where it needs to be disconnected and swung around by hand.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:14 AM   #9
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Another vote for the BAL leveler. I started with wood, went to plastic blocks and then got the Anderson. I liked the Anderson, but on occasion, I would go to far or not get it straight and it would get crooked and I'd have to start over. With the BAL, it's a one and done.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:21 AM   #10
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Ditto on the BALL Leveler. I often travel alone and love it. Also great because it's a perfect chock even when you don't need leveling.
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Old 09-01-2017, 11:22 AM   #11
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I tried the Anderson Leveler and had success with it, but now use the BAL Leveler. Both work fine, but the BAL is easier. I store it in a padded pizza delivery bag thanks to a tip I read here on the forum. Another neat trick to help you level when you're solo is to attach the bigger sized bubble level (6" or larger) on the front of your trailer. Place it high enough that you can see it looking thru your back window, or possibly with the rear view mirror. Pulling your trailer just a few feet forward or backward can make leveling easier.

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Old 09-01-2017, 11:40 AM   #12
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I boondock a lot. Level ground isn't usually available. I have jacks on the four corners that can adjust my unit side to side and front to back. I carry about a dozen pieces of 2 x 10 about a foot long to place under the jacks as necessary.
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I travel solo & use the Anderson Leveler (now 2 of them since I now have an Escape 21). I watch the belly band through the rear view mirrors and usually get the trailer level with one or at most 2 tries.

The BAL leveler does have the advantage that you can level the trailer without moving it (while disconnected from the tow vehicle), but it does take up more storage space, may not fit some 15" tires, & takes a bit longer to set up.
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I travel solo & use the Anderson Leveler (now 2 of them since I now have an Escape 21). I watch the belly band through the rear view mirrors and usually get the trailer level with one or at most 2 tries.

The BAL leveler does have the advantage that you can level the trailer without moving it (while disconnected from the tow vehicle), but it does take up more storage space, may not fit some 15" tires, & takes a bit longer to set up.
I leave the trailer hooked up until I've leveled side to side with the Bal Leveler. Then I unhook, lower the front until the trailer about 1/2 front low, deploy the stabilizers and raise the front to level. Light the fridge and I'm done.

I don't think the BAL takes any longer to set up than blocks or Anderson. And I can put the trailer where I want to without messing around.
I'm not sure about the 15" tires but who has 15" tires on their single axle trailer?
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