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Old 09-25-2015, 07:13 PM   #29
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I used a BAL LEVELER that stripped out the screw device after a dozen or so lifts. A better sutio for me is ANDERSON LEVELERS that lift on a rocker type lift when the camper is pulled or backed onto it. Max lift is 4 inches. The cost is a fraction of the BAL.
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Old 09-25-2015, 09:44 PM   #30
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I've used the original BAL leveler I purchased 10 years ago... and now have another because I have two tires to lift.

I think you'd be satisfied with anything from wood to lego blocks to the Anderson to the BAL depending on YOUR needs.

I've only read one post where there was problems with the Anderson on tandem axles, it slipped and jammed between the wheels. Some OOOPF and a crow bar solved the issue.

BTW: PLUS, the tail needs to be shortened... depending on the distance between the wheels of a tandem axle.

But, since most all-molded-towables are single axle, this may not be an issue.
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I like the BAL, but I went to the Anderson just because it is easier to store. Works well except for one site this summer which was so soft that the levelers sank in to the ground and I ended up using the lynx blocks.

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Old 09-26-2015, 09:36 AM   #34
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I created my own leveling system that is both cost effective and simple.
I built a simple wedge that is about 18 inches long out of 2X4 material by laminating several of these wedge slices together with both contact cement and screws. I place a 4 foot plank on this ramp of 2X4s and pull the trailers wheels up this ramp until the unit is level (right to left). The farther up this ramp I go the higher the low side goes up. Between the 2X4 ramp and the plank I can get a rise of about 5 inches maximum. I used scrap lumber to built it. It takes up very little space when traveling.

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Looks very professional Lee. If I had a 3D printer, I'd like to try and print a couple of sets of the Andersons. Shouldnt be too difficult other than have a "printer" with a large enough plate.
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Old 09-26-2015, 12:14 PM   #36
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Has anybody used Anderson levelers? I have been thinking about purchasing some. Check out the youtube video.

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Has anybody used Anderson levelers? I have been thinking about purchasing some. Check out the youtube video.
That's most of what this thread is about... starting at post #3
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Old 09-26-2015, 03:01 PM   #38
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I've been using the Anderson Leveler for hundreds of set ups & love it. Very fast to level the trailer, and handy when setting up solo.

I've only had two situations where it didn't work - one when the necessary lift was more than the 4" it provides, and the other on a sloped, wet grass - it slid as I backed on to it rather than elevated the wheel. In both cases I resorted to leg blocks.
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Had the Andersen levelers since day one. They work well, although there are cheaper alternatives.Click image for larger version

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I made a wooden one that looks like an Anderson leveler and it works pretty good.
Lee, this looks great! I'd love to make one if I had the proper tools. A real advantage to making your own, IMHO, is that you could modify a bit if you wish. For instance, continuing the curve a bit so you can gain more than 4 inches. Bravo!
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I bought a 2x8x8 foot long and drew it as best as I could on the 2x8 and cut it out with my band saw and cut 3 more just like it out of the same board. I glued all four pieces together and then ran a couple pieces of all-thread through them for reinforcement. I already had all the materials except the wood so I got it made for about 10 bucks.
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Loved my BAL Leveler for the year and a half that it worked. The threads stripped out on a trip last month and I think I was fortunate to get the camper lowered without having to employ a jack under the frame. Due to back problems, I had been using an 18v impact driver, rather than the provided hand ratchet, to raise and lower the BAL. I now understand that was a bad thing as, apparently, the relatively soft steel in the BAL jack screw and trunion won't hold up to the high RPMs of the impact driver regardless of how much grease is applied to the threads. I have a friend who is a retired welder and superb metalsmith working on a fix. If he comes up with anything that proves to be a long term solution I'll take photos and post the result. Until then, I'm getting by with a stack of 1 x 6 pressure treated deck boards.
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