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Old 11-03-2010, 12:45 PM   #15
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We use the Dewalt drill and the yellow rampy thing but that does look slick.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:20 PM   #16
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Found this in JC Whitney's RV section - By BAL RV group - has anyone used this? Description and photo is below. Cost is 90$



LIGHT TRAILER TIRE LEVELER
  • Levels any single-axle light trailer from side to side in minutes!



    Lifts the tire-no pressure put on trailer chassis
  • Fits most 13", 14" or 15" tires
Easy! Park trailer. Place leveler around low-side tire and ratchet screw until trailer is level. Eliminates the need for moving trailer onto blocks or ramps to level. Heavy-duty tubular steel with corrosion-resistant finish. Includes ratchet.
Hi Pam.This is one of the first things we purchased after we got our Boler.Love it.Quick and easy.Trailer is level in no time.Some find it a bit heavy but heck we carry a lot of things that are heavier and don't have the value added aspect.We bought a small duffel bag to transport it in.Pat.
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:51 PM   #17
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This does look intreasting! Not sure I can put it on my must have list just yet though as I have the same Ramble blocks Floyd uses. I find them easy to use, light and take little space to stow. They are cheap and way easier to carry than the wood planks and blocks I used the first year. :-) When not in use under the trailer wheels the blocks can have other uses - I often use them under the rear jacks as well.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:16 PM   #18
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We carry several lengths of 2x8 lumber (about 12 to 18 inches each) in the back of the truck, plus some extras for under the jacks for a stable set.
In most camp sites, once you've chosen a fairly level spot, backing up or driving forward on a length of 2x8 placed under one tire is sufficient to level the trailer, after checking the bubbles. Low tech, and cheap.
I have also seen the BAL in use. Nice product, but a lot more work than just using one short plank in most situations.
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Old 11-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #19
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We use the Dewalt drill and the yellow rampy thing but that does look slick.
What do you all use the Dewalt drill for?????????

I have the ball leveler and have had trouble getting it around my wheel. It is heavy but --------once on the wheel no one is going to hook up your camper and take off with it while you are out hiking. It is also a good theft preventative.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:05 PM   #20
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Karalyn:

To put the jacks down on the 5th wheel. Otherwise you would be all day at it.
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:44 PM   #21
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I use a BAL leveler and BAL wheel chock. I don't leave home without them. Leveler travels in a red pizza delivery bag. Works great.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:15 AM   #22
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Mine didn't work well with my 15" wheels, because the space between the arms was a bit too narrow. I read a post on another forum about some guy who used a floor jack to spread the arms just a bit, and sure enough, it works. But I think I had to Jack it out about five inches to get an inch of deformation, because it's springy and it comes right back. I crept up on it an inch at a time. Now I don't have to dig out around the tire or kick it a lot to slide the BAL into place.

Does anyone know if you can use these things with a double axle trailer? I'm not buying two. ( I think the price has gone up!)

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Old 11-05-2010, 10:41 AM   #23
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i used the blocks and after my last trip to Yosemite - i bought a BAL the next day. we got there much later than planned, but we called the rangers ahead to let them know we were late. they said no problem and when we got to our camp site, the ranger shack was closed with the marker board listing late arrivals camp site numbers and open sites next to it. no where on the reserved late arrivals list was our name and we were very worried - since our 13' UHaul is not a tent and we weren't sure how many of the available sites were for tent camping only! it was dark and really rough terrain at this campground and i had to drive around to spot the best open site in the dark.

not having done that so well we found a site that i could at least pull the truck and CT into and i ended up using every board and rock and some of our firewood to get that danged thing level in the dark! if i had the BAL i would have parked and cranked it up - done. of course the next morning the ranger stopped by and said i did a good job of setting up at a tent camp site - she was very forgiving when i informed her of the situation we were put in the night before.

i love the idea of pizza delivery bag to store it - i'm off to eBay to find one!
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:22 PM   #24
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We have a these BAL leveler; rather than store it in a pizza bag I welded some brackets to our Scamp 5er's frame and created a "locking" storage spot.

We never had a problem with getting the BAL under our trailer when we had 13" rims, by the way. I've had to work at it a bit since getting new, larger 14" rims and tires, but have always gotten it under.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:34 PM   #25
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I like the idea of the Pizza Delivery Box and I think I'll order one up also. However, since it's closed up in my trailer, which is covered and wrapped, I can't measure it for size.
Please, could someone measure what size the unit is? I see many Pizza delivery box sizes.
Thanks to anyone that can help.
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We have a these BAL leveler; rather than store it in a pizza bag I welded some brackets to our Scamp 5er's frame and created a "locking" storage spot.

We never had a problem with getting the BAL under our trailer when we had 13" rims, by the way. I've had to work at it a bit since getting new, larger 14" rims and tires, but have always gotten it under.
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:36 PM   #26
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How do you guys and gals get the pizza delivery bags? Call for pizza and then mug the Domino's delivery person? Lee
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:53 PM   #27
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Lee, that is my question exactly. I never knew you could buy a pizza delivery bag so I just checked ebay and there are loads to choose from.. all different sizes!
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Old 11-05-2010, 09:58 PM   #28
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Pam Wow!! Who knew ? (I still think my idea is more cost effective). Lee
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