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Old 07-10-2013, 10:21 PM   #1
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BAL leveler or leveling blocks

Just received this BAL leveler (Amazon.com: BAL R.V. Products Group 28050 Light Trailer Tire Leveler: Automotive) and was a little surprised at it's weight (heavy) and the fact that it only raises the tire about 6". I'm thinking the plastic leveling blocks will be lighter, easier, and cost less.

What do you all use to level the camper?

The only downside I see with the leveling blocks is that they will sit even on the ground but will still present an angle to the tire. Is this a problem?

I need something like this because I will be in a dispersed site 99% of the time and thus not level.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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I first purchased the BAL leveler for my Rpod and got hooked on using it. We recently traded in the Rpod for a Vibe 6504 and I am happy to report that the BAL leveler works just as well on this trailer. I like the fact that besides just leveling the trailer, it also acts to chock the wheel in place.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:40 PM   #3
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If you park on soft ground using the blocks, I would advise to putting them on a 2 x 8 plank about 3'-4' long otherwise they will sink in the ground.
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It's really a personal decision, but I'd be surprised if you need more than 6" of leveling. If you do- you can always pull onto wood and THEN using the BAL leveler.

Everyone that I know that has a BAL love it. They say its worth the bulk and weight.
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When I had my PUP I loved my BAL. I recently sold it to another PUP owner. I vote BAL of course. Park it put the BAL on the low side crank it till its level. Not to mention it also stabilizes the PUP better.
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Old 07-11-2013, 12:08 AM   #6
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Thanks all. Didn't think about the added time/complexity of setting up blocks and driving on to them, then rinse and repeat when it's not perfect. Found a couple mod ideas for storing the BAL, so I will keep it.
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Thanks all. Didn't think about the added time/complexity of setting up blocks and driving on to them, then rinse and repeat when it's not perfect. Found a couple mod ideas for storing the BAL, so I will keep it.
I read a pizza delivery bag is a good storage idea for the BAL. I might go for that when I get mine.
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6-foot 2x10
Much cheaper.
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6-foot 2x10
Much cheaper.
That's what I do. Go by Home Cheapo or Lowes and get an 8' 2x8 or 2x10, then saw it into 4 equal sections, and voila! You have leveling boards. Can't get much simpler than that.

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I use blocks. Just sort of old timey that way.
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