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Old 06-25-2018, 05:29 PM   #1
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BAL Levelers for 19' Escape?

I recently saw an older post from CPAHarley in he which showed a photo of the two BAL Levelers he used on his former 19' Escape.

CPAHarley, could you describe how you managed to get both wheels to the same height and whether you had any challenges in getting the BALs under the wheels, side by side?

We had a BAL Leveler for our 17' Casita and would love to use the same process on our soon-to-arrive Escape 19' --- but I've read, elsewhere in RV Forums as well as on the BAL website that the BAL is suitable only for single axle trailers. And I think I recall someone on this forum stating that the BAL they'd used with their Casita did not work on their Escape double-axle.

As always, I am grateful for your responses!
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:06 PM   #2
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I use the BAL wheel levellers on our 19' Escape and they work great, you need 2 levellers, just slide the leveller under both tires on the low side, alternately raise each one, you can feel the resistance so try to have roughly equal height and resistance on each leveller.
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I usually did about 5-10 turns then moved to the other one. Rinse repeat.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:25 PM   #4
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Thank you!
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:26 PM   #5
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I LOVE my BAL levelers. Park where I want (solo traveler) and level up. Both levelers go under each tire. And then I 'ratchet' both at the same time. Kinda like being on canoe/double kayack.. stroke, stroke. One in each hand, both go up the same distance. Does this make sense?
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:30 PM   #6
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Thank you all!

One more question: I had read a warning that raising only one wheel at a time would put excessive stress on that axle, but isn't that exactly what one does when changing a flat trailer tire, using the Rapid Jack (or Trailer AId)?
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:36 PM   #7
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I stopped using the B@L levelers, sold them to single axle owners and went with B@L-X chocks and Ramble plastic ramps, saves me about 30 lbs of carrying weight, or about one leveler.
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Graham, I suggest not worrying if you only go up maybe 1/2” at a time. Now, cranking one to the moon and leaving the other on the ground....
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Old 06-25-2018, 07:54 PM   #9
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Kojack Levelers

I use the Kojack Levelers from Purple Line on our 21 as the BALs didn't fit (not wide enough). A friend with a 5.0TA had the same situation that I did. We both tried the BALs. So, if they don't work for you, do an immediate return and get the Kojacks. Since I use the trailer mostly on my own, I wasn't interested in running it up on ramps or blocks, so these work great for me. To each their own though.


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