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Old 06-26-2014, 09:33 PM   #1
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I know there are some of you that use these as opposed to boards or Lego blocks. Now that you've had them for a while how are they working pout in practice, worth the $?
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:36 AM   #2
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I bought two, cut them down so they'd fit between the tires of our 19' and have used them a few times. They worked ok on some surfaces, but once when I was taking the hitch off the hitch ball the trailer slid off of them (yes, I used them correctly; yes I had the other side chocked appropriately). It was quite concerning. My guess is that everything was a little slick too from the mist and the slope of the site was just enough to create a problem. Anyway, I'm not a fan and wouldn't buy them again. However, I'm sure you'll get a lot of responses to the contrary - some people are big fans.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:52 AM   #3
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I'm sure that was scary. Thanks for the heads up. I have one but haven't used it yet. I thought it would be a bit easier than the BAL leveler that I have (lighter weight too). The BAL is fairly simple to use, but a bit big and awkward, but I only have a single axle.
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:53 AM   #4
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When you say that the trailer slid off, I assume that is to the side, correct? With the wedge in place under the leveler, it couldn't go forward or back. What do you think caused this, because they are smooth?

Just wondering, as I have been considering getting them.
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Have used them and love them. Quick, easy, and no problems with stability.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:46 AM   #6
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When I have used them, I get the tires up on the ramp and then lock the wheels with the Bal-X chocks and then disconnect the TV. Works good for me.
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When you say that the trailer slid off, I assume that is to the side, correct? With the wedge in place under the leveler, it couldn't go forward or back. What do you think caused this, because they are smooth?

Just wondering, as I have been considering getting them.

Perhaps, if the leveler was slanted, rather than having been leveled on the slope, the trailer might just slide sideways, especially if the leveler was wet. Just speculating. Perhaps roughing them up with some coase sandpaper might help.


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Old 06-27-2014, 12:36 PM   #8
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With only a few trips using them we (I) like the easy setup.

On the 21 you will need to trim off ~1" to fit between the wheels.
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They work quite well on sites which have only a side tilt. For me it works best to pull/back on slightly too far and then coast back the tiny bit required to get level. I like the ease of getting an exact side to side level. I cut about 1.5" off one for my 19' so it would fit. It is a bit fussy on removal - move too far and the other tire is on it.

Given that I have them I will use continue to use them, but I don't think I would buy them again. (I would probably sell them if someone local wanted them.) I also have some yellow plastic ramps (that I no longer carry) that are OK, but not as good as the Andersens.

For sites with a front to back slope I would prefer to raise the downhill axle some.The orange "lego" blocks are almost as easy to use as the Andersens, and (I think) better in this case.

My advice - try to borrow some and try them yourself - different strokes for different folks.
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I'm sure that was scary. Thanks for the heads up. I have one but haven't used it yet. I thought it would be a bit easier than the BAL leveler that I have (lighter weight too). The BAL is fairly simple to use, but a bit big and awkward, but I only have a single axle.
We had the BAL leveler for our Casita and while it is rather large and heavy, I really liked it for the ease of use and the fact that one could level the trailer perfectly and by oneself.
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