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Old 09-12-2006, 09:22 PM
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Default Does the BAL leveler work or is needed on TMs?

I have a BAL leveler to level and help stabilize my popup. Works good for that. Does anyone use one on their Trailmanor?
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Old 09-13-2006, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by biznaga
I have a BAL leveler to level and help stabilize my popup. Works good for that. Does anyone use one on their Trailmanor?
I use the TM's jacks mostly, but use the BAL leveler if the slope is bad enough (maybe 10% of the time). Sometimes the TM has to be lifted enough by the jacks to get the BAL under the tire (I have 14" tires). A link to the CW page:
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Old 09-13-2006, 08:52 AM
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I use a BAL leveler at home. I don't have a level place to set up the TM and do not have the luxury of backing straight in to the storage area so I can't use the board under the tire system. I have used the leveler at some camping areas only if the site is way off level. I can get the leveler under the tire without using one of the jacks but it is much easier to when the jack takes some of the weight off of the suspension. Link to BAL:

FYI: Here is a Level & Stabilize writeup from BAL:
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Old 09-13-2006, 02:09 PM
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Thanks for info.

So if I get a TM I will keep the BAL Leveler.
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Old 09-13-2006, 05:54 PM
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The BAL leveler is rated for 3500 pounds. It is not required for the TM. I have one that I used on my tent camper, but do not carry it with me for the TM because of the BAL leveler weight. After you look at the various threads on leveling, you will have to do it a few times to figure out what works best for you.
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Old 09-15-2006, 11:43 AM
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I couldn't get the BAL leveler to work on my 15 inch tires. They were just a tiny bit too big. I ended up giving it to my brother for his pop-up.
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Old 09-18-2006, 05:21 AM
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I saw that the BAL leveler was only good for lighter weight so opted for a pillow type leveler used for pop-ups. You use a foot pump to raise it up and it works great!
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Old 12-16-2015, 11:14 PM
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resurrecting the dead here on this post, but I too have a Bal leveler from my popup, I asked TM if it can be used on a 2720SD , I got a reply from Sonja, saying yes. here is her reply in case others have been thinking about using theirs. I am going to try it in the driveway before I take it out just to make sure it does the job.

Sorry for the delay,
Yes a BAL leveler could be used. Its recommended although to use a regular level and adjust the jacks. Both methods are fine.


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Comment: Hi, I recently purchased a 2720SD
with 14" tires and was wondering if I could use a BAL Leveler on a trailmanor to level the unit side to side ?
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Old 12-17-2015, 06:24 AM
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I considered the BAL Leveler but opted for the "Andersen Camper Wheel Chock and Leveler" instead. First thing I do when I reach the camp site is to determine the low side (based on the bubble level on the electric jack). I put the leveler under the wheel on the low side and inch the vehicle and trailer forward until it's level (in the street-to-curb direction). When leveled in the one direction, I chock the leveler and the other wheel, disconnect the TV and level the trailer fore-and-aft (using the electric jack). Finally, the stabilizers are cranked down.

I'm guessing this is quicker and easier than jacking up the low side another way.

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Old 12-17-2015, 11:01 AM
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I agree with klpauba - Anderson leveler is very easy and quick. Have the wife watch the bubble, stop when level, chock, and done. BAL leveler costs more, and the Anderson won't break, and takes no physical effort to use. It does take up a bit more space in storage, though.
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