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Old 07-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #11
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6-foot 2x10
Much cheaper.
This is an age old debate. Was always fun to watch people get riled up on the pop-up forum I frequented when I had one.

Wood, lego blocks and BAL levelers all have pros and cons. We each decide which one is best for us.

(btw, in my pop-up, I was a wood kind of guy but wished I had a BAL. with my fifth wheel, I'm a wood AND lego kind of guy but wish I had a leveling system.)
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:38 PM   #12
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Oh boy it can be fun to watch these threads... In my PUP days I had a BAL. Loved the thing. A few times I had to use it bloody near full extended. VERY un-level sites.

Used wood for a while with my TT, but transitioned to lynx eventually. Then again the beauty of 30' of TT is being able to bring wood, lynx, whatever...

With the 5'r we have 4 point auto level. I've transitioned to using a button now. Ahh the sloth of camping.
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #13
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I just got a BAL leveler, and have used it twice. Really like it. Our first time we had no issue, nice hard pad in a campground. The second time, I had a problem getting it around the tire (soft ground in the yard). I was able to get it around the tire after I jacked it up with a car jack just enough to get the BAL around the tire then removed the jack and got it level. (I do have a PUP).
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Old 07-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #14
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I just got a BAL leveler, and have used it twice. Really like it. Our first time we had no issue, nice hard pad in a campground. The second time, I had a problem getting it around the tire (soft ground in the yard). I was able to get it around the tire after I jacked it up with a car jack just enough to get the BAL around the tire then removed the jack and got it level. (I do have a PUP).
On the PUP forum I was on- people would say that they'd carry a piece of wood to set the BAL leveler on if the ground was too soft. Otherwise, they went with the leveler by itself.
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On the PUP forum I was on- people would say that they'd carry a piece of wood to set the BAL leveler on if the ground was too soft. Otherwise, they went with the leveler by itself.
Yes, I use the leveler by itself. Did not have a seem to have a problem with the BAL leveler sinking into the ground and the leveler worked well once we got it around the tire. Just could not slide it around the tire, the tire seemed to sink just enough so that the pads on the leveler would not go around the tire .. Once the tire was slightly elevated, the BAL went right around it. If it continues to be an issue, will remember the piece of wood though - thanks.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #16
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i have a mini lite 2104s dual axle can the bal be used for this. would i need just one or two
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i have a mini lite 2104s dual axle can the bal be used for this. would i need just one or two
Sadly, the BAL is only for single axles from what I know.
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I agree with ependydad. I tried to use it on a double axle one time and it failed miserably. Maybe they'll come up with a double axle version one day.
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then im stuck with the wooden blocks i have been using
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