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Old 12-11-2007, 05:28 PM   #43
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I use a 14.4v drill (not impact) with my BAL lifter and it does a fair job. It is only when I need to go higher than about 2 inches that I have to resort to a ratchet wench and that is only about 1 in 10 times (or when I forget to charge the battery).

Maybe I'm just easily amused but if my trailer had tandem axles I think it would be great fun to pull into a site, make a fuss of some kind to draw attention, haul out two BAL wheel levelers, slide then into place, pop out two 18v drills and do a simultaneous two handed lift!
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:51 PM   #44
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I'm sure there's some way to complicate this beyond common sense. Hmm, let's see...

Perhaps some sort of 12v two direction worm drive for the BAL leveler connected to an electronic balance device to lay on the trailer floor to automatically balance the trailer!

Send the money for this new patent idea, cash preferably, to Steve L.....
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:59 PM   #45
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I'm sure there's some way to complicate this beyond common sense. Hmm, let's see...

Perhaps some sort of 12v two direction worm drive for the BAL leveler connected to an electronic balance device to lay on the trailer floor to automatically balance the trailer!

Send the money for this new patent idea, cash preferably, to Steve L.....
Add a couple load cells to the Bal levelers so that they can be raised together for tandum trailers. Of course a nice controller will have to determine which leveler needs to raised and at which point the trailer is level.
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:03 PM   #46
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We'll need a USB port in there somewhere and optional data collection software. Can we justify an infrared temp sensor in there as well?
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Old 12-11-2007, 09:08 PM   #47
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We'll need a USB port in there somewhere and optional data collection software. Can we justify an infrared temp sensor in there as well?
While we're at it a WiFi connection and a gps to we can send our location to internet. Yup on IR temp sensor, as long as it's RoadWatch. Then we can include in our internet report to the fiberglassrv forum the surface temperature.
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I'm thinking it updates a Google map on the FiberglassRV web site..."Where our members are camping", with temperature conditions.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:44 AM   #49
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we should be able to include a visible line laser for absolute levelling, and maybe pest control as well?
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Don't forget the web camera and pod casting.
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Once the trailer is level, it can signal the service robot to undock and start connecting the utilities - power, water, sewer, phone, et cetera.
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Old 12-20-2007, 03:41 PM   #52
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I am designing mounting brackets for BAL C-Jacks for the ordered Bigfoot 21RB trailer. Jacks mounted in the Bigfoot factory are BAL but not C style and would not accept BAL Power Pack motors. If you don't order stabilizing jacks option you will not get welded mounting brackets from Bigfoot. Jacks should be mounted in the way that at the extended position they are at the 45<sup>o</sup> angle. I am collecting info from BAL and measure another 21" Bigfoot to make certain that the design is correct. E-mail me if you are interested in the coming up final design.



I found Power Pack BAL 24210 (good for C and scissor type BAL) at http://www.campersdirect.com/susqrv/details.php?ITEM=5824210 for $228.95. This price beats JCWhitney's price of $300- coupon discount of 20%.



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