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Old 04-08-2009, 10:50 AM   #29
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Roy, I would sell it to you, or even give it to you, except that I might have one more use for it.

Its one good feature is that it permits very preciseleveling. I am thinking of adding a solar panel at some point, and would need to have the trailer very level when I do that.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:45 AM   #30
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You can get pizza bag here. Get the 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 5 1/2 size. $25.77 delivered.
The pop-up forum no longer sells them.

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Old 04-08-2009, 01:32 PM   #31
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Thanks Shane!
Plus...you can use it to bring pizza to potlucks
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:44 PM   #32
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Lyle,

Just curious why you feel you would have to have the trailer "very level" for the solar panel? On boats, we tilt them purposely to catch the sun, and of course they don't stay level unless the water is flat calm, and the boat is loaded perfectly evenly (once in a century).

Oh wait, maybe you mean while installing it? But then you'd probably measure an even distance from the roof (or whatever) anyway, so probably not.

I'm sure I'm missing something though

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Old 04-08-2009, 09:04 PM   #33
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An alternative to BAL….

I want to share a simple method of leveling my 21RB trailer. More proactive approach eliminates some of the leveling attempts speeding up this camping routine. Using digital level, I_use_this_one, on the trailer floor I measure a side to side slope in degrees with trailer parked at the desired destination. The attached cheat-sheet tells me how much of lift I need. Using 1" thick Lynx blocks gives me ½" fine adjustment on two axle trailer. Final, small adjustments are done using four stabilizing C-Jacks.

The attached cheat-sheet is based on 95" dimension measured between outer tires threads on an axle. Send me a PM if you would like to get this simple MS spreadsheet.

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PS; I am planning to attach permanently side to side digital gauge somewhere but not sure where yet and when.


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Old 04-08-2009, 11:24 PM   #34
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There's no need for current fridge designs to get the fridge as level as they needed to be in the past.
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:44 PM   #35
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There's no need for current fridge designs to get the fridge as level as they needed to be in the past.
Pete,

Do you know when they switched over to the newer designs, and how one tells the difference (say, if one does not know how old the fridge is)?

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Old 04-09-2009, 12:01 AM   #36
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There's no need for current fridge designs to get the fridge as level as they needed to be in the past.
Yes, I believe it is a common belief that newer refrigerators don’t require as precise level as the older ones. Unfortunately without a number of what is "a less precise" level being on the cautious side can save me hassle and money (fairly, less precisely, close to are not numbers). Friend of mine just paid $1200 for replacing his fridge on 2004 Bigfoot Camper.

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“There are several things we can do to help the refrigerator do its job more efficiently. First and foremost the RV must be fairly level for the refrigerator to operate properly. Older RV refrigerators required more precise leveling, but even the newer models need to be close to level for optimum performance”

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Old 04-09-2009, 06:26 AM   #37
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I think it's nice the refer is level... stuff doesn't roll around or list to one side.. like cans laying on their sides in the bottom. But, I prefer the trailer to be level.. FOR ME. Maybe it's Murphy's Law, but whenever I get a bit lazy and don't care if it's a half-bubble off... my head ALWAYS seems to be on the down side when I sleep... and that drives me crazy. I've actually gotten up in the middle of the night and turned everything around just so I didn't feel like the blood was rushing to my head.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:10 AM   #38
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We think the BAL is the best $70.00 we ever spent. I called BAL to get the weight limit and was told 1800 lbs., we want to try it with the Bigfoot this year. The BF weighs about 2900lbs. without food or clothes. For storage we use a air conditioner cover that we found windblow on the street with a bungee.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:33 AM   #39
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You can get pizza bag here. Get the 18 1/2 x 18 1/2 x 5 1/2 size. $25.77 delivered.
The pop-up forum no longer sells them.

Pizza bag source.
I have only one question. What the heck is "imitation nylon?"
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:59 AM   #40
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Donna, I have the exact same problem. I am not sure what is off in our trailer but when the fridge is level the bed sure isn't!
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:20 PM   #41
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I think it's nice the refer is level........
I agree, my target is bubble in the middle as well. If I could use BAL lifter a bubble device would be the only measuring tool I would use. Unfortunately 21RB Bigfoot is at BAL’s weight limit and has two axles. Perhaps I could use 2 BALs but this could become cumbersome and I am not sure there is enough room for side by side BALs. Using blocks under tires was always hit and miss for me and I rarely hit a target in one attempt. With prior angle measurement I bull’s eye in one shot. I probably could use bubble as a gauge to estimate how much lift is going to be needed but I never master my eye calibration. I have seen folks with expertise of looking at a parking spot and predicting how many inches lift per side is needed but it I am not as good.

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Old 04-09-2009, 12:25 PM   #42
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I just picked up a large shopping bag with handles at Gorden foods for $1.99.

When I got home I put the Bal, box and all in the bag and it worked out great.

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