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Old 08-06-2013, 04:10 PM   #1
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BAL Scissor Jacks

Just used them for the first time in Siesta Key.

Gotta say, I love them, easy to put on and take off. Trailer sway was totally gone accept for some small up and down movement from the suspension but very little.

Now I have to work on learning to get the trailer leveled better. Used the yellow blocks under the tires but don't like them much.

Might have to go back to the old fashion wood planking, maybe make a few size's in height, 2-4-6 inch? Not sure, but I definitely have to do a better job with that.

All in all I highly recommend the BAL Scissor Jacks !
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I have been looking into getting some for mine. Did you buy a pair or just for one side. The last time I went camping, thought I was going to get sea sick, I had 5 kids in the back of the camper. So I am looking into getting some stabilizers for the slides and scissor jacks to try and stop some or most of the movement.
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Old 08-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #3
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I got them new through Amazon.com

I got the pair for $61.30 plus $11.99 shipping and had them delivered to my office. It was painless.

On my maiden voyage, while I was leveling the trailer there was a dip behind one of the trailer tires. The trailer slid back about 3 feet and struck a wood pole. No damage was done but it was scary!

These are great I put them in nice and snug and the trailer does not move!

I also suggest to get some tall piece's of blocks and place them under the stabilizers. The less the stabilizers have to open up the better the support and stability. There is a thread somewhere here on this. I don't have them but am looking for the blocks myself.

I highly recommend the BAL Scissor Jacks, you won't be sorry!

There is also another thread on here about the up and down motion due to the trailer suspension, they have some great ideas to minimize that also.

Good luck, if you purchase them let me know how you like them.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:06 PM   #4
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Just so happens, I have blog entries for both of those:

Leveling

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Stabilizing
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I got them new through Amazon.com

I got the pair for $61.30 plus $11.99 shipping and had them delivered to my office. It was painless.

On my maiden voyage, while I was leveling the trailer there was a dip behind one of the trailer tires. The trailer slid back about 3 feet and struck a wood pole. No damage was done but it was scary!

These are great I put them in nice and snug and the trailer does not move!

I also suggest to get some tall piece's of blocks and place them under the stabilizers. The less the stabilizers have to open up the better the support and stability. There is a thread somewhere here on this. I don't have them but am looking for the blocks myself.

I highly recommend the BAL Scissor Jacks, you won't be sorry!

There is also another thread on here about the up and down motion due to the trailer suspension, they have some great ideas to minimize that also.

Good luck, if you purchase them let me know how you like them.
Do you happen to have a link to what you bought? That's a much better price than I've seen other places...

And your trailer slid back 3 feet?! How were you leveling? Did your wheel chocks fail somehow?
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Here is a copy of my purchase it shows the name of the seller. You can try to search on amazon for them.

I will try to find the link again for you.

As far as the trailer moving on me, it was all my fault, I did "not" put on the tire chucks, just stupidity on my part.


Shipment Details

BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock
Sold by ProPride, Inc.
Condition: New




$61.30

Item Subtotal:
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Shipping & Handling:
$11.99
Total Before Tax:
$73.29
Shipment Total:
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Thanks, I am checking the blog out right now. I checked the prices and dimensions, I am going to have to get the x-tend x chock.
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Can't find the same pricing for X chocks on amazon that I got.

Lowest I can find right now is $73

see link.
Amazon.com: Buying Choices: BAL 28012 X-Chock Tire Locking Chock
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Here is a copy of my purchase it shows the name of the seller. You can try to search on amazon for them.

I will try to find the link again for you.

As far as the trailer moving on me, it was all my fault, I did "not" put on the tire chucks, just stupidity on my part.
Thanks for the info. I'll look it up.

And man- that's one of my recurring nightmares: not chocking and having the trailer roll. My pop-up *with* wheel chocks would periodically move around on me when I was first setting it up.
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They have a real nice BAL leveler for single wheel pop ups that helps with movement also.
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