Originally Posted by Pooneil
The Lynx vs Bal discussion is a perennial on the Pupup Explorer forum, with each side having adamant adherents. Both systems have benefits and detriments discussed here, so the choice is pretty much up to the preference of the individual. Both will get an AFrame up to level.
My thought was that as long as I was taking a drill along to raise the heavy top on my Niagara, I might as well use it to level the camper. But now that it is a light arm lift to raise the top, maybe a shift to Lynx are in order. Then I can use my old 12V Dewalt drill to operate the stabilizers. It is getting lonely in my chest for seldom used tools.
After reading all the info provided through this thread, I'm leaning towards Lynx myself. If the Lynx still slide away, I will drive a couple of the small wire type tent stakes down to the level of the thickest block I'm trying to stop from moving. That way, if I go too far, I won't puncture the camper tire, but it should stop the sliding, if needed.
Another feature I like about the Lynx system is they are a whole light lighter and much easier to handle. 2 X 6 treated lumber is heavy and two of them nailed together really gets heavy. I spent the morning researching the BAL vs Lynx features and I think I'm going to order a set of 10 Lynx blocks. They come in their own carrying case, are easier to store and the weight difference is attractive. (My arms and hands are not as strong as they used to be and I had an operation on my right wrist and it's a whole lot weaker now than it was. Carpal Tunnel.) Plus, if you have any left over, they can be used under the scissors jack feet. Kind of like an "all in one" system.
On many of the reviews I read, a lot of Lynx user bought two sets, with one guy who bought 4 sets, but I think they were the big rig guys. Although it depends how far down you want your scissor jack legs extended.
Amazon has them for about $37.00, with free shipping and Walmart has them for about $32.00. I'm on my maiden voyage with my new camper and the Walmart here doesn't carry them. One of reviewers mentioned that the green Lynx blocks are made in China while the true Lynx blocks, which are orange, are made in the U.S.A. By the time I pay the 8 % tax at Walmart, it's almost a wash in price. I think I'll go with Amazon!