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Old 12-30-2015, 11:25 AM   #29
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a couple of other pieces of wood that will work fine.
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The three issues with using wood as levelling blocks are:

1) Unless it is Kilned Dried and it is stamped as such there is a good bet it will be taken from you if the Border guards see it - that happens a lot with campers going both directions of the border. In my experience of multiple trips across the line a year they do more often than not ask if you have any wood.

2) It takes up a lot of room and hard to stow away if dirty and wet.

3) Wood when wet is slipper and trailers under the right conditions can slip off of it with unfortunate results - Yup have had that happen.
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:40 PM   #30
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IF anyone gets the stacking blocks...do NOT get the ones you can see through!! (Lynx) They can bury up in the ground.
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The three issues with using wood as levelling blocks are:
That is good info from both, thanks!

Having my wooden blocks taken away at a border would leave me in a bind. Plastic ones are on my shopping list. The weird thing about borders is my boler American had to have the underside power washed before I imported it the first time. Nobody has ever asked me about washing the underside when just traveling across the border.

FWIW, I have 2 BAL levellers - 1 for each trailer. Picked them both up used for 1/2 the price of retail. Both deals were had through my friends here @ FGRV.
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The weird thing about borders is my boler American had to have the underside power washed before I imported it the first time. Nobody has ever asked me about washing the underside when just traveling across the border.
From the Canadian Border web page regarding importing:

"All vehicles must be clean and free of soil, related matter and organic material (soil) prior to arriving in Canada. This requirement applies to all used vehicles, regardless of origin.
Soil is a high-risk pathway for pests that can cause serious and irreparable harm to Canada's natural resources.
Vehicles found to be contaminated with soil will be refused entry and ordered removed from Canada under the authority of the Plant Protection Act and the Health of Animals Act."
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That is exactly what I was referring to Carol. Your quote specifically addresses importing, but I imagine there are similar laws on both sides related to simple travel.

Just one more thing to keep in mind before crossing. If Alf S almost got blacklisted for having a pepper in his fridge, I can imagine the outcome of having a "dirty" trailer. We have learned to travel with sealed bags of dog food (fish based) so we don't have anything confiscated for containing the "banned animal of the week". We've also learned to check the ever changing list of banned foods before packing. We slowly migrated to crossing with a shopping list rather than having supplies on hand. But we do try to have a couple of MRE's just in case.
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That is exactly what I was referring to Carol. Your quote specifically addresses importing, but I imagine there are similar laws on both sides related to simple travel.

Just one more thing to keep in mind before crossing. If Alf S almost got blacklisted for having a pepper in his fridge, I can imagine the outcome of having a "dirty" trailer. We have learned to travel with sealed bags of dog food (fish based) so we don't have anything confiscated for containing the "banned animal of the week". We've also learned to check the ever changing list of banned foods before packing. We slowly migrated to crossing with a shopping list rather than having supplies on hand. But we do try to have a couple of MRE's just in case.
LOL I understand. I tend to play it safe and avoid carrying veggies and fresh meats going in either direction due to the ever changing rules. Eggs were the big forbidden item last summer going in both directions.

Your correct if they find you with so much as a tomato in the fridge you can be sure that you will get a lot more questions asked the next time you cross and its a good bet the trailer will be opened and checked on every crossing for years to come. Have more than one friend that has learned that lesson the hard way.

Dog food thats a crazy one. Canada allows you to bring in dog food bags that have been opened as long as its still has the original package & was made in Canada or the USA. US requires the dog food to be in original unopened bag - a real pain if you dog happens to be on a food you can only get from a vet as the boy I traveled with last year was. Again know of a few folks who have had their dog food taken away as the bag was open - even though the food brand was made in the USA. mg

One things for sure regardless your always best to just smile and apologize and do as they say and don't even try and discuss the logic of any of it
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:11 PM   #34
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Andersen leveller......no contest. Absolutely love the ease of levelling. Will not use anything else.
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Old 12-31-2015, 06:21 PM   #35
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There are BAL jacks or BAL levelers

Everyone talks about the BAL. There are BAL jacks, and BAL levelers.


My preference is the BAL jack as shown on the left. It mounts under the trailer..no worry about storage or dirt. Going to put a set on the new Scamp 13.
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Looks like a BAL stabilizer to me, as in never to be used as a jack.
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Hmm Glenn Baggo..Combine the strength of a leveling jack

Maybe its me....but I never could read very well

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/cfp/jacks/c-series-jacks/94-0814.htm?utm_source=google&utm_medium=partsshoppin g&utm_campaign=partsfeed&jt=1&jap=1o5&js=1&jsid=36 859&jcpid=8a8ae4cd48005458014820e2e0170ec4&jkId=gc p:se_36859p_59319076944:ag_15211804824:cp_194253 624:n_g:d_c:cr_52737673584&gclid=CJzc2Kqxh8oCFQ8za QodDZwH7Q
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I've always heard those referred to as stabilizing jacks, not to be used for leveling.

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The link helps.
Mine are stabilizers.
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I have a BAL double leveling Jack set for sale if anyone is interested. $60, Used about three times and then removed as to heavy for the back of a Hunter. It's in Chelan, WA, Sorry, No Shipping, it's to big. Will hold for pick-up.
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Maybe its me....but I never could read very well
They might be called Jacks and maybe you could use them that way, but I doubt the Scamp frame would handle jacking up too many times before it tweaked. Not worth the chance IMHO.
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I'm definitely getting the Anderson Leveller. I've been going old school with various lengths of 2 X 6 and it's time to enter the 21st century
I watched the YouTube video and it looks pretty easy to use.



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