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Old 11-14-2007, 05:37 AM   #15
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Escape 5th wheel has electric levelers in the front... sweet!
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:23 AM   #16
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I too use to take way too long leveling Lady-Bug our 13ft Boler, add a block here or there and take away here or there only to have a 2foot step to get in trailer so start over
I got 4 small car, scissor jacks from junk yard Cost $0
Got them welded on frame...2 rear corner about 2 feet in from end and 2 front corner the same. Cost $40
When parking I try to get it close Right to Left then I just go around jack where needed and if I need a small block under one wheel I lift higher then needed then let it down onto block.
This gives the trailer 6 points of support, 7 if you count tongue jack which was always wabbly before I got the jack system.
Cut down set up time to about 15 minutes.
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Old 11-14-2007, 08:49 AM   #17
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I just have several pieces of 1x6 stacked on top of each other and screwed together. Longest one on the bottom (about 2 feet long), then one half that length, then another one quarter that length, and so on. I made one end of all pieces flush. This gives me a small staircase with 3/4 inch steps. (One inch stock is really 3/4 inch, go figure!) I put it in front of the wheel on the low side, then move up one step at a time until level. I think it beats all the fancy dan things you can buy---and it's simple enough anyone can make it.

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Old 11-14-2007, 01:56 PM   #18
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I think it beats all the fancy dan things you can buy---and it's simple enough anyone can make it.
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I travel and camp quite often by myself. I think leveler blocks are just fine, but for a me, a single person the idea of backing onto a block, getting out of the tug, going to the trailer and looking at the bubble level to see if it's level, getting back in the tug, backing up onto the next block, getting out of the tug........

is more than I want to deal with. A couple of the places I camp are nothing more than cow pastures. I find the place I want to park based on where the door of the trailer is aimed, park, use the BAL leveler to get the trailer perfectly level. Not 3/4 inch off because that's the thickness of a block, etc.

Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:14 PM   #19
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A couple of the places I camp are nothing more than cow pastures.
I knew from your picture you were a "cow tipper."

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Old 11-14-2007, 02:34 PM   #20
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A couple of the places I camp are nothing more than cow pastures.
I prefer deer pastures, but as you said.
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:12 PM   #21
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But they ARE cow pastures. I attend hot rod shows and oftentimes they're held at County Fairgrounds. Good thing the cow pies are dry
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Old 11-14-2007, 09:25 PM   #23
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Good thing the cow pies are dry
Have you ever played "Speckles"? You each take a rock and surround a fresh cow pie....

I don't find the tiles onerous, but I'm also a fan of gadgets. This week at lunch I went out and bought a BAL leveler. Worth a try. Lessee, I also have a small torpedo level that buzzes when it's level. Maybe I'll bring that, too, and crank until it buzzes the trailer is level side to side. Then I won't even have to walk back and forth to check the level bubble on the front of the trailer...
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...the idea of backing onto a block, getting out of the tug, going to the trailer and looking at the bubble level to see if it's level, getting back in the tug, backing up onto the next block, getting out of the tug........

is more than I want to deal with.
My Dr. says I need more exercise. This counts, don't it?
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Old 11-14-2007, 10:10 PM   #25
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Thanks, everyone, for your valuable input. Bobbie showed her BAL Leveler off to me at the Lake Casita Rally a few weeks ago and I decided then and there I wanted one. Then, I got to thinking about it and decided I needed to hear different views. The BAL does sound like the right solution for me. Like Donna and Bobbie, I often camp alone and dealing with the blocks is a pain in the neck. Thanks again!
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Old 12-08-2007, 08:23 AM   #26
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Found a very good set of pictures!
Flicr - Casita/Scamp - Mod - wheel leveler
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:16 PM   #27
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These look like they might be worth a try.

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Found a very good set of pictures!
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Check out the last picture for a unique location for the bubble level! I like it!
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