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Old 10-28-2014, 05:51 PM   #71
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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.
I use the Leveler blocks instead of a BAL because of the simplicity, lower costs, and lighter weight of the blocks. I do not use trial and error, though.

At the RV dealer, I came across curved bubble levels that were calibrated in inches. I leveled the trailer, and installed one cross-wise on the front lower section of our A122. When we arrive at the campsite, I back or pull into position and look at the level to see how many blocks I need (1" = 1 block). I stack the correct number of blocks right behind the low tire (I also carry piece of 1x10 wood for less than 1" situations or fine tuning the stack), and back onto the stack. Comes out level every time, no help needed. Chock the wheels with the plastic chocks and I'm done. Takes longer to type than to do.

I do not have dual wheels, so the stack is simpler. I'm not knocking the BAL; it just seems like overkill for our situation. For dual wheels close together, I have seen an X-shaped device to level and chock.

The Leveler blocks are also useful under the stabilizers or the tongue jack post (I use a round piece of 3/4" ply under the jack post on top of a block or two). Wal-Mart has a nylon carrying case of 10 blocks for around $30.

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Old 10-29-2014, 12:32 PM   #72
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Hw question

Newbie here....What is difference between the Rockwood Popup line and the Flagstaff Popup line of Forest River popups? Specifically, the HW296 (Rockwood) and the HW29SC (Flagstaff). Also, the diagrams on the Forest River website do not clearly show which Popups have two axles and which only have one axle.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:51 PM   #73
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Pretty much the only difference is the color scheme. I understand that they are even made on the same line.

The 16 foot box campers have the double axles, all the others are single axles.
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:22 PM   #74
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Do pop ups require weight distributing hitches?? I have a two inch ball on my truck...is that the standard for pop up trailers?
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:22 PM   #75
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TPP it just depends on the pup. I dont use a wdh and my pup uses a 2" ball. Pup is 3800lbs FL
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:39 PM   #76
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The 2 inch ball seems to be pretty standard, my hw277 has a 2 inch ball.

There are weight distributing hitchs for pups but whether you need one would depend on your tow vehicle and camper weight. Your tow vehicle owners manual should state when one is recommended.
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Thanks for the info Pgandw...didn't ask the question but learned something!
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Old 01-03-2016, 05:49 PM   #78
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Hi that sure is nice I have a rockwood 23iks 2014 . I am thinking of trading it in on a 2016 296hw. Does it tow nice and not to bad on fuel?
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Hi that sure is nice I have a rockwood 23iks 2014 . I am thinking of trading it in on a 2016 296hw. Does it tow nice and not to bad on fuel?

It tows very nice and not too bad on fuel.
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Hi that sure is nice I have a rockwood 23iks 2014 . I am thinking of trading it in on a 2016 296hw. Does it tow nice and not to bad on fuel?

Haha I'm looking to trade my HW277 for a Roo 233DS.


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