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Old 05-18-2011, 09:48 AM   #21
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I don't believe that part about FR putting BAL sitckers over non BAL jacks. Period.
Maybe some clarification is needed as I have noticed the same thing:

The BAL stickers are not on the scissors jacks themselves but directly above them on the TT sidewall:
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This would lead anyone to believe that the jacks are BALs, when in fact they (at least the ones in my and threegr8katz' TT) don't appear to be.

So yes, BAL could be making these for FR and choosing not to stamp/label it as a BAL jack but I guess there is nothing stopping FR to put the BAL label either.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:05 AM   #22
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Uh....that would be considered false advertising- and grounds for a lawsuit, I would think. My 08 also has those Bal stickers on the skirting above all 4 jacks, I have the side crank-down style jacks that sounds to me like they aren't any better than my style. I agree with the conclusion that they ARE indeed BAL jacks, just a lower quality factory supplied version. The nicer the equipment that they put on a camper from the factory, the more it will cost YOU and ME when purchasing one. My opinion, Randy
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:30 AM   #23
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If FR was putting BAL stickers on their units and not using BAL products, they would be in a large law suit for copyright infringement. No large company wants to end up in court for this reason. That is why we have copyright laws. BAL would not allow FR to use their logo if thier product was not being used.
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I have noticed the scissor jacks shake especially when someone is in the top bunk - I plan on adding the stabilizer's as well to my trailer - I already have the X-Chocks

I am glad my Dodge Ram doesnt have a Ford Sticker on it and I have nothing against Ford's either.
Matt, what are 'the stabilizer's'?
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:51 AM   #25
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I sure am glad my Ford truck isn't a dodge ram with a ford sticker on it!!!!!

You would know without doubt just by the number of times you were at the stealership having them repair and or replace useless sub par OEM parts over and over.
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:35 AM   #26
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THANKS Frankm.......
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Old 05-18-2011, 11:39 AM   #27
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why doesn't someone who knows someone actually verify that the jacks are BAL maybe a lessor quality but still BAl other wise I suggest everything else state is just what it is.... thoughts and not facts...

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Old 05-18-2011, 12:01 PM   #28
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I think that sherdep video back on #13 explains alot about this and the differences.
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:10 PM   #29
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really and how do you figure? The video is of the three types that BAL sells the lo profile the 5000 lb and 7500 lb......not one of the three is the ones I have on my new trailer.
I never saw on the video where it says that BAL has other lower quality jacks sold as oem parts to manufactors.

hey but thanks
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RV Scissor Jacks Bal Leveling by Norco

Bal Leveling Jacks come in Standard and Deluxe models. Deluxe Bal Leveling Scissor Jack Model 24002D: 7500 lbs Per Jack Capacity, 24'' Lift. Deluxe Bal Leveling Scissor Jack Model 24003D: 5000 lbs Per Jack Capacity, 30'' Lift. Standard Bal Leveling Scissor Jack Model 24002C: 5000 lbs Per Jack Capacity, 24'' Lift

If they offer 3 different ones to the public what makes you think they don't offer more to manufactures? Also it is Norco http://norcoind.com/ that makes them and other stuff.
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