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BAL leveler - first time user
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:56:46 PM »
Back in 10/11, Snow posted the following which I found useful. Since it's a topic over 120 days, it was suggested I post as a New Topic.

Snow wrote: I have had that problem a few times ..  after doing a long run on the highway ..  tire heats up and expands.  On the pup we had 13" rims (185/80D13 tires) , so what I would do after doing a long run (3 plus hours) once we got to the site, when I would get out and check things out and show the DW where I wanted to stop backing up, I'd hand her 2 lynx blocks and tell her to place them behind the wheels just before I pushed back to the "stop" mark ...   With the wheels lifted that extra 2 inches the BAL slid in with no problems ..  I could then pull the lynx out from under the wheel once the BAL had lifted it, and when we went to leave, just drop the BAL down and slide it out no problem (no lynx used )...   
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Since the BAL leveler came this afternoon to help DH get balanced :tease:, I appreciated this info about the 15" wheels. We've got the Lynx blocks and will try this out! Thanks, Snow.

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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 10:11:04 PM »
Judy, me and mtnkube use the BAL leveler all the time! I even use the BAL wheel chock where you twist the handle to scotch the other side. You will find it will be hard to slide the bal leveler under 15" wheels especially on gravel surfaces compared to paved pads.
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 11:01:26 PM »
Jimmy, I guess we could always revert to the Lynx levelers and the 2x4s!! I just thought it would go faster to move from site to site if necessary.  ;)
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 01:52:37 AM »
Might be a tight fit on 15 inch tires...  I know when we went to the darkside with 14 tires the bal was real difficult to slide under...   In the yard we initially used the lynx blocks under the tire and the bal slid right into place...  problem we had was not having enough room between the two axles for two bal levelers to fit, so now we have gone back to lynx blocks and wood,  works like a charm..   

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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 07:38:40 AM »
I've had the the same problem and have seen two options: 
(1) Make two small plywood boards for a solid base, esp in gravel.




photo compliment of Oz

(2) Use a bottle jack to spread the Bal Leveler a little, which will not effect the integrity,  you will need to OVER spread it since it will flex back a little.


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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 02:52:56 PM »
Thanks for the great hints and photos!
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 04:05:44 PM »
Jimmy, I guess we could always revert to the Lynx levelers and the 2x4s!! I just thought it would go faster to move from site to site if necessary.  ;)

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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 04:30:26 PM »
Papa, do we need to take up a collection for Judy or Al for an eye exam? Oh never mind, they was practicing setting up the camper on several campsites on same campground.   :2funny: :thumbup: :whistle:
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 06:52:24 PM »
We could probably join a competition to see who can set up/take down/reset up and win!  ;D

Actually Al went for a check up today with the surgeon who did his corneal transplant (I see dead people) 21 months ago, and the some stitches have dissolved, others are dissolving, or some can be removed in December. Hopefully, his vision will greatly improve. Me? Fawgedabowdit. ::)
« Last Edit: September 20, 2012, 07:00:57 PM by GA Judy »
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 09:23:36 PM »
Actually Al went for a check up today with the surgeon who did his corneal transplant (I see dead people) 21 months ago, and the some stitches have dissolved, others are dissolving, or some can be removed in December. Hopefully, his vision will greatly improve. Me? Fawgedabowdit. ::)

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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 09:26:07 PM »
Actuallly I think JoeCamper here is the champion of corn hole. Hell he build his own boards.

Wow, talk about a topic that is totally different from its title  :o
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2012, 10:20:50 PM »
So you are saying a blind man beat me at cornhole?   :o

 ;D Yup! He's never played before either!  8)
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 09:31:14 PM »
Back on topic!!  Al got to use his BAL leveler first time this past weekend, and thanks to the input on here, he had already bent out the ends to fit the 15" tire. We were camped on sand, so also brought along a board to put the BAL on so it wouldn't sink and also had to "lift" the diameter of the tire with a 2x6 under the wheel. Worked beautifully.
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2013, 02:24:39 PM »
Thanks for the tips... we just got ours... have only used it in the yard... yet to be tested in the wild... will remember some plywood to put under it.
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2013, 03:53:49 PM »
Hope you like it as much as DH, Ken. We also got a pizza delivery bag to carry it in along with the wrench and the piece of plywood. (It's a Large, no mushrooms!)
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2013, 08:52:51 PM »
That explains why I saw a wanted poster of Judy and Al at Pappa Johns.   :D

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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2013, 10:00:22 PM »
Either that or they didn't like where they were parked and moved the vehicle to many times.
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #17 on: May 08, 2013, 10:20:18 PM »
You both may be right!  8)
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #18 on: May 09, 2013, 02:02:32 PM »
Was not aware of that limitation!  I picked up a used one up in Mountain Top a few weeks ago but have not had a chance to use it yet.  Sadly it's starting to look like a pretty lean camping year for us.  But I can't complain too much as the previous two years we really got out and about more than ever.
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2013, 11:56:36 AM »
Spridle.... there is always Camp Driveway! :)
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Re: BAL leveler - first time user
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2013, 09:01:13 AM »
Ken, that only works if I suddenly militarize myself and shoot out all the neighbors spot lights.  Seriously why the hell do people need to leave 500w sodium outdoor lights on all night?  There is no security issues here either.
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