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Old 10-21-2014, 07:50 PM   #61
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I use an equalizer WDH with mine. I like the safety of it. It also helps when I load up the back of the SUV.

Tactical is right in that the tongue weight is less than those pop ups with front storage. You might not need one. I wanted anti sway and the WDH is an added bonus in case I load it up.

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Old 10-21-2014, 08:07 PM   #62
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Another subject, but does any one use 2 BAL levelers on the HW296, is there enough room. I listen to people use trial and error and the plastic lego blocks to level their pop ups. The BALs would seem quick and have the benefit of leveling if you don't have a helper.
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:01 PM   #63
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I use 2 bal levelers and have not had any problems so far.
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Old 10-23-2014, 12:54 AM   #64
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Wow that's a sweet pup I'm looking at upgrading to that unit is your silverado a 1500 with a 5.3 how did that pull and track down the road
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:14 PM   #65
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I use 2 bal levelers and have not had any problems so far.
You do?

I own two BAL levelers and have never really used them. I got one to try it out but the weight of my HW256 broke off a plate. Needed to have it welded back on. BAL replaced it but I have just decided to use a board instead.

You have no problem cranking it up? When I had used it, it was hard. Lifting all that weight was tough.

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Old 10-23-2014, 01:35 PM   #66
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i have one and use it everytime on my hw276. the only complaint i have is if the ground it grassy or soft the BAL is hard to put under and take out. my tire JUST fits so im thinking next season i might use some vaseline on the plates to help it under. no really problens cranking but i use a 13" ratchet bar not the toool they send you.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:02 PM   #67
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Hi Kinma,

I think a 13" ratchet bar is a great idea. I think I am gonna think about this.

I was gonna buy two BAL wheel chocks to lock them in place but I realize that the BAL levelers accomplish that task as well. Since I already have them, I might as well use them if I can get them to work.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:09 PM   #68
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i am going to put 1/4 plywood under both sides before i unhook that way the BAL should stay up on a hard surface. ill be getting my pup back tonight and doing the cleaning n washing this weekend cause im putting it in storage next week. wish i could have done more camping this year but in the north you are limited, but now that we have it my season can start late march early april instead of late may.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:29 PM   #69
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Mine is winterized and covered also.
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Old 10-23-2014, 06:31 PM   #70
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Richard,

I do use a electric brake controller, as is has nothing to do with tongue weight I think it helps with slowing us down and I feel no push.


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