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Old 04-04-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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BAL Tire Stabilizers are tight on HW296

Today was the first time I was able to get around the pop up and check certain things out. I have been itching to go poke around it because I picked it up so late last year and I want to do little mods to make it my own and figure out where I want to put and keep things.

So I bought the BAL tire stabilizers that they sell to stabilize twin axle campers. There is very little space for these suckers to slide in between the tires. I had to tilt the tire pads to better align with the curve of the tires just to get it on. But they do fit and I think they will work out well with the rocking back and forth. Especially when I need to crank up the front jack high when the land contour requires it.

Cannot wait to get out camping. This has been a long winter and I want to get out.

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Old 04-04-2015, 04:29 PM   #2
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We are camping for the first this weekend and it's the first time I ever used the Bal,but we single wheels on the pop up,worked easy and fast to level.Click image for larger version

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Old 04-04-2015, 05:08 PM   #3
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My BAL looks different thatn your BAL...

As for size, mine fits a 215x70 15 tire with no problem.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:28 PM   #4
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Guess they make different ones
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:34 PM   #5
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Guess I was kidding...mines covered in dirt.... Yours is so clean....:
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:35 PM   #6
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Got mine used
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:06 PM   #7
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Vin

Mine works great on paved areas but on soft wet ground the bal tends to sink and is hard to slide under or get out. I cut 2 pieces of 1/4 plywood to drive on b4 I use the level. Those seam to work. They even fit in the outside storage door so I can store them under the leveler. I'll get pics next month.
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Old 04-04-2015, 10:49 PM   #8
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I just last weekend had my first issue with not being able to get the BAL leveler around the tire on a soft, wet surface. We have a 2010 Coachmen Clipper Sport 126 ST.

I live in a hi-rise apartment building, and since there's no "camp driveway" here for me I have to take it to a local state campground for a day in the spring to make sure all is well before I start the season. We call it our "shake out."

Anyway, we just dug a slight trench around the tire to get the leveler in place. Had we been spending the weekend and not just a few hours I likely would have sought a better solution, but it worked nicely for 6 dry hours. That said, after reading about carrying plywood along, I may just do that from now on! Seems a lot smarter and safer!

I have used the BAL on just about every trip -- I wouldn't camp without it!
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #9
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Sorry for the misunderstanding. I was not commenting on the BAL levelers but the BAL stabilizers. They are sometimes called X-Chocks.

This is what I was talking about.

http://www.amazon.com/X-Chock-Wheel-...ywords=x+chock

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Oh sorry vin.
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