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Old 05-16-2013, 07:13 AM   #61
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My plans for memorial day weekend changed, the place I camped last summer is on an incline and with my fridge can't have that lol so I put in an order on ebay for my B@L, $78 shipped to me. I'm looking forward to trying it out. Just need to get myself a pizza delivery bag.
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Just need to get myself a pizza delivery bag.
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thanks Tom!
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I just asked my local Pizza John's for one of their used one and they gave it to me!!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #65
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I have a pizza bag for transporting some of my radio gear, got it at a local restaurant supply. Have to go this weekend, will see how much they are now.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:54 AM   #66
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I use a length of foam pipe insulation to keep the greased threaded rod clean. When in use, I stick the pipe insulation on the upper end of the rod to protect legs from the grease and rod end.
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very smart idea...
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:22 AM   #68
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I cut an "X" into a tennis ball, allows it to slip over any exposed ends, good visual reminder and safety in case you're as clumsy as I am! I keep 6 of them in one of my many "milk crates of dirty tricks". Probably wouldn't work if you have a dog that likes tennis balls.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:30 AM   #69
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Please give a bit of thought to the minimum size pizza delivery bag into which the BAL leveler will fit. I haven't got one but after measuring the leveler and a look at eBay, I'm thinking a PIB-22 (22"x 22"x 5") is the minimum. Possibly a PIB-20 as the 5" sides might flex outward to accommodate the 20"+ max dimension across the flat wings of the tire cradle. This may be so obvious as to not require mention but worth knowing to avoid the typical results of beggar's "choice." Anyone know or remember offhand?

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...i had a laugh at the last post on what size pizza bag... just before getting to reading the last few posts i told myself i've gotta go out and measure that thing (it is stored in my aluminum tongue box, but a nice bag would be keep things same and clean).

On the BAL X two wheel chocks...cari & i have two on our 38 ft mobile suite full time live in and they really snug things up well !

I hadn't seen the BAL single wheel chock until following this thread, and have one on the way from Amazon.

An acquaintance once stated that a particular forum (Wander The West) was the most expensive "Free Site" he visits...for myself i'd have to say it is FGRV forums!

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I simply went to a local fabric store and bought some cordura and sewed up a simple bag. A little bit of Velcro to keep it closed. This worked well for 7 years. Took about 15 minutes to cut and sew.

Plus I keep the lead screw lightly greased. If it gets heavy I wipe it down. It doesn't need a lot of grease.
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Last weekend while using my BAL leveler it sank into the ground (combination of soft ground + rain) and was very difficult to remove . Thus my question " Has anyone ever welded some flat pieces of metal to the bottom piece of tubing? I have some 10 gauge pieces of sheet metal I could use and I hoped by having a larger footprint it would sink less at marginal campsites. I know it would add to the weight of the BAL but that seems like a minor concern

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Last weekend while using my BAL leveler it sank into the ground (combination of soft ground + rain) and was very difficult to remove . Thus my question " Has anyone ever welded some flat pieces of metal to the bottom piece of tubing? I have some 10 gauge pieces of sheet metal I could use and I hoped by having a larger footprint it would sink less at marginal campsites. I know it would add to the weight of the BAL but that seems like a minor concern

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If you welded metal across the bottom how would you get it under the wheel?
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I think Steve is suggesting welding a chunk of plate to each arm of the lower "U" very similar to the tire-bearing wings welded to the elevating tire cradle. This split base plate should slip past the tire given a bit of attention to the gap necessary-- likely not greater than 6-8" at ground level.

Were I to encounter soft and muddy conditions, I'd have to place a couple of my all purpose plywood pads or other found riprap adjacent to the tire.

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I think Steve is suggesting welding a chunk of plate to each arm of the lower "U" very similar to the tire-bearing wings welded to the elevating tire cradle. This split base plate should slip past the tire given a bit of attention to the gap necessary-- likely not greater than 6-8" at ground level.

Were I to encounter soft and muddy conditions, I'd have to place a couple of my all purpose plywood pads or other found riprap adjacent to the tire.

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Jack ; You are correct , I want to position the plates so they do not interfere with the tire and the BAL still fit in my storage case . 3 pieces about 4" or 5" by 6 " would add about 2/3 of a square ft of area to the leveler . I thought maybe someone had already tried this and could tell me if it was a worthwhile venture.

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may be better tu use some plastic levelers in those situations under the B@L, save yourself trouble as well as extra weight.
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Of course, three sides to the tubing base allows three chances to increase the bearing rather than only two. Didn't see that in my thought balloon. Sounds like good idea to me, Steve.

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Steve: If the BAL sinks into soft ground, just slip one or two leveler blocks under the tire before lowering the BAL. When you lower the BAL, the tire will rest on the blocks, and the extra clearance created will give you room to pull the bottom frame up and out of the mud.
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Old 05-22-2013, 11:51 AM   #79
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In answer to the question which I asked earlier in regard to the size pizza delivery bag for the B@L leveler, I am in receipt of a standard PIB-22 from eBay which easily accommodates the object in question. It's possible that a PIB-20 might have sufficient expansion of sidewalls for a tight fit to the longer dimension. I didn't choose to chance it via mail order.

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In answer to the question which I asked earlier in regard to the size pizza delivery bag for the B@L leveler, I am in receipt of a standard PIB-22 from eBay which easily accommodates the object in question. It's possible that a PIB-20 might have sufficient expansion of sidewalls for a tight fit to the longer dimension. I didn't choose to chance it via mail order.

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Yea, but does it keep the pizzas warm?
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