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Old 04-04-2008, 12:49 PM   #15
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Okay, now BAL has three different things going here.

[b]1) BAL Leveler

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[b]2) BAL Jacks

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[b]3) BAL Stabilizers

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Don't confuse them, they do different things.
Donna,

The newest BAL jack is C-jack. C-jack has almost scissor jack load capacity with good stability control. I am in the midst of mounting wireless remote control by Atwood with BAL drives. Generic four way wireless remote control could be purchase on E-bay for much less. This addition should become my best investment in the set-up time.

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:21 PM   #16
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I added those to my 5500, By welding in a cross member at the front and rear, They work well but puting them at a 45 degree towards the center of the trailer might have made them a little more stable, as my trailer still seems to wobble a bit front to back.

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Old 04-04-2008, 05:22 PM   #17
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you can still see the old jacks in the picture of the rear between the bumper and the crossbar I added
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Old 04-04-2008, 07:01 PM   #18
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I believe you are talking about a tire leveler such as this http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=74223

Used to: Level your trailer from side - to - side in minutes with the easy - to - use BALŪ Light Trailer Tire Leveler.

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I believe you are talking about a tire leveler such as this [url=".....3[/url].....
yep; just like the other same 3 pics of this posted on the first page of this thread.
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:51 AM   #20
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yep; just like the other same 3 pics of this posted on the first page of this thread.
You know why that happened George... I split off individual posts from two different topics and combined into one topic... then moved it into this forum.

Adrian it's fine, you didn't know this was going to happen and I didn't want to delete your post.
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Old 04-05-2008, 09:44 AM   #21
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They work well but puting them at a 45 degree towards the center of the trailer might have made them a little more stable, as my trailer still seems to wobble a bit front to back.
Those are great pictures, Joe! 45° angle seems a bit harder to do, though. Do you think installing them along the length of the trailer (i.e. 90° from the way you have them now) would work better? Or might it wobble more from side to side?
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:32 PM   #22
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I think it would wobble a lot more side to side. I find now that if I give each of the jacks a bit of a turn everyday it helps a lot, but I think mounting on a 45 might cure it.

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Old 04-05-2008, 04:51 PM   #23
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Curious as to the weight limits for the Bal tire leveler. We have a 17 ft Casita and would something like this to make setting up easier. Thanks, Terry
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Old 04-05-2008, 04:59 PM   #24
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I find now that if I give each of the jacks a bit of a turn everyday it helps a lot, but I think mounting on a 45 might cure it.
I'm curious as to why giving them a turn actually helps. Do they sink into the ground? Do you put a small board under each foot?

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Curious as to the weight limits for the Bal tire leveler.
Don't know about the leveler, but the stabilizer has:
700 lb. lifting capacity and 1,000 lb. load capacity per jack
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Old 04-05-2008, 07:32 PM   #25
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I think it would wobble a lot more side to side. I find now that if I give each of the jacks a bit of a turn everyday it helps a lot, but I think mounting on a 45 might cure it.
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For my BigFoot 17.5, I've bought these levelers from J.C.Whitney.


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I will have my Welder attach them to the front and back of the frames. I had 1 set installed in my older Bigfoot 13.5, and only had a problem once, when one side vibrated down on washboard roads and got slightly bent going up a driveway. I was able to bend it back OK. I got smarter after that!
I 'may' leave the tongue jack in the ground to prevent forward/rear rocking, but will see how stable it is when installed and cranked up!
It should be far better than the piddly jacks that came with my unit!
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Old 04-05-2008, 11:13 PM   #26
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Curious as to the weight limits for the Bal tire leveler. We have a 17 ft Casita and would something like this to make setting up easier. Thanks, Terry
The company told me 1700 lbs. capacity.
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Old 04-06-2008, 06:29 AM   #27
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Karen T, does that mean it could be used on a trailer up the 3400 lbs., since the other half of the trailer would be on the ground? Dumb question?

We purchased one of these from our local Camping World but they could not answer our question. Of course it would work... you know how that goes. We want to take it back if it won't support the trailer for a few years. Thanks, Terry
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Karen T, does that mean it could be used on a trailer up the 3400 lbs., since the other half of the trailer would be on the ground? Dumb question?

We purchased one of these from our local Camping World but they could not answer our question. Of course it would work... you know how that goes. We want to take it back if it won't support the trailer for a few years. Thanks, Terry
I won't tell you whether it would work for you or not. All I can tell you is it works on my 1988 16' Scamp Deluxe... because of the all wood interior it is heavier than most 16' Scamps. Having said that, I will tell you I've never used the BAL leveler to lift one side of trailer high enough to get the tire completely off the ground. I still try to find the most level spot to park first, the BAL just provides final, completely level camping.

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We want to take it back if it won't support the trailer for a few years.
Whether you purchase from Camping World or another company and you need to take it back because it didn't work for you.... is between you and that company and their return policy.
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