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Old 08-13-2014, 05:56 PM   #11
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I thought about that also, you could use a ply wood base to rest the lever unit on.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:57 PM   #12
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I went a little simpler - got the Leveler orange Lego blocks ($30 at Walmart). Got a stick on bubble level calibrated in inches ($3), and attached to front panel with camper leveled. I simply read out the inches I need, which translates to how many blocks high, put them behind the low wheel and back on.

The Leveler blocks have a wide variety of uses besides leveling the camper, so I am happy with carrying the nylon case of 12 blocks.

Not knocking the high tech solution - just saying there are good alternatives.

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Old 08-13-2014, 06:18 PM   #13
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I have a anderson leveler right now but this way would be easiest for times your by your self. Cant watch the level n drive at the same time. The block thing ur doing pgandw sound nice too. I use my smart phone with an level app that beeps when level so I can put it on the floor inside and I can hear the beep.
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Old 08-14-2014, 08:14 PM   #14
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So far mine (BAL) has worked fine on concrete, pavement, gravel, compact dirt, and sandy clay. Best of all: if level needs a tweak at any point all you have to do is turn a wrench a couple of times. Used to use blocks but am glad to be rid of them now. No more forward and back on blocks to get it perfect. Just park wherever you want and slide it under the low side. Seconds later you are level.


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Old 08-15-2014, 08:45 AM   #15
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So far mine (BAL) has worked fine on concrete, pavement, gravel, compact dirt, and sandy clay. Best of all: if level needs a tweak at any point all you have to do is turn a wrench a couple of times. Used to use blocks but am glad to be rid of them now. No more forward and back on blocks to get it perfect. Just park wherever you want and slide it under the low side. Seconds later you are level.


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I have camped on ever surface from sand, gravel, clay and just plain old dirt (never did concrete or asphalt) and have never had a problem. And like mentioned above, if off level a day or two later due to settling, go out and give it a crank up or down and re-level in a few minutes. A lot easier than hooking up the trailer and adding some blocks.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:00 PM   #16
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Well the BAL leveler works great in the driveway but DW had a girls weekend and the site was dirl/gravel they had a hard time putting into place but got it 90% and it worked, but we parked the pup in grass yard to unload and I went to install the BAL level to level the pup off so i can turn the fridge on and get ready for this weekend, I could only get the first 2" of the BAL under the tire BAL will slide in place like it does on driveway (cement) im thinking plywood could throw off the level and can be kinda bulky to haul. carpet is cheap and can be placed at steps if not using. just my 2 cents. im bringing my anderson leveler just in case but i should be able to use the BAL.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:38 PM   #17
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We use the BAL leveler with our HW277. Love it. There are times we cannot get the BAL around the tire, usually when on sand or in the yard. have no problems on harder camping pads. when I do have that problem, I have used the car jack with my handy dandy drill and socket to lift the camper just enough to slide the BAL around the tire. have no problems once the leveler is around the tire....

lubrication is the key to keeping it working smoothly.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:17 PM   #18
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Yeah was thinking of jacking it up just a little but no jack right now. Looking for a bag so I can lube it up.
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Old 08-27-2014, 08:21 PM   #19
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I did not have much luck with it trying to raise my HW256. It ended up breaking the plates right off on the first lift. Just broke the welds right off. I had to have a welder fix it. Company was good about it and sent another one. But in the meantime I learned how to use wood boards and figured they worked just fine. BAL's have been in the garage since 2005.

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Old 08-27-2014, 08:36 PM   #20
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My Bal leveler is one of the best accessories I have purchased for our 6504 Vibe.
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