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Old 04-05-2016, 06:11 PM   #81
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I would only add to the answers already given Charlie, that I want both the front and rear axle leveled evenly - so I use both of the levelers.
Just curious. I use the leveler on one axle but Xs on both sides; works fine for us. Less to pack. The BALs on the corners take the load.
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Old 04-05-2016, 06:16 PM   #82
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Just curious. I use the leveler on one axle but Xs on both sides; works fine for us. Less to pack. The BALs on the corners take the load.


When you say the BALs on the corners I assume you mean the stabilizers? They're not really part of leveling, and should only be snugged to the ground - not used to affect level either way. They just stabilize the corners to reduce rocking.
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When you say the BALs on the corners I assume you mean the stabilizers? They're not really part of leveling, and should only be snugged to the ground - not used to affect level either way. They just stabilize the corners to reduce rocking.
The models of jack which Escape has used include ones (such as the C-Jack) which can be used for fine leveling (that is, small height adjustments); however, there are structural implications for the trailer and Escape does not endorse this type of use.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:01 PM   #84
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I didn't buy this accessory, but without doubt the best item I bring camping is Joan, the best camp hand, reminds me of everything I forget, best drinking buddy and best friend. Not many trailering accessories are so versatile.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:33 PM   #85
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I didn't buy this accessory, but without doubt the best item I bring camping is Joan, the best camp hand, reminds me of everything I forget, best drinking buddy and best friend. Not many trailering accessories are so versatile.
Very nice, u should make sure Joan sees the post. Might be in for some good poutine!
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I didn't buy this accessory, but without doubt the best item I bring camping is Joan, the best camp hand, reminds me of everything I forget, best drinking buddy and best friend. Not many trailering accessories are so versatile.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:46 AM   #87
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We enjoyed the BAL for several years (using it with our T@B), and were disappointed that it wouldn't work with the 17B.
How would BAL levelers not work for a single axle 17 trailer? They have been used by many single axle trailer owners for years. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-06-2016, 10:03 AM   #88
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I'm not sure what the issue is with the 17 Escape, but I used my B@l with several other trailers and bought another one to use with the tandem Escape 19 with success.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:33 PM   #89
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yes i thought of buying the BAL levelers for my 17. Did someone tell you they don't work for a 17? or did you try them and they did not fit?
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Maybe they mean that some folks have to bend the bal leveler a bit to fit around the tire. Example attached.
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