BAL Leveler weight limit

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  1. Dread_Pirate_Bailey

    Dread_Pirate_Bailey Member

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    I have a BAL leveler that I use for my pop up, and I love it! It makes it so easy to level by myself, and adds stability. Lily is very lightweight, so I don't worry about the BAL being overloaded.

    I bought a vintage camper, and I wonder if the BAL would work for it. The "new" camper only weighs about 3400 pounds fully loaded, which would put 1700 pounds on the BAL.

    Do you think this is too much weight for the BAL?
     
  2. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    If you subtract the weight that rests on the tongue jack wheel/foot from your 3400 lbs and then divide by 2, you'll have the weight that the BAL leveler has on it.. From what I recall seeing is the BAL is good for up to around 1600 lbs or so..
     
  3. GalsofEscape

    GalsofEscape Active Member

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    We used it for our 3800 lb gvwr highwall camper - it worked but it was too much weight to use our drill to lift, so we had to use the ratchet it came with. It was probably at the limit for the BAL leveler. Gave us a bit of a workout to use it.
     
  4. mstrbill

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    The official answer from Norco is 1750 lbs, but I use it with my @4K Niagara without any problems.
     
  5. McFlyfi

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    Me too.
     
  6. TrailManorMan

    TrailManorMan New Member

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    I used one on a highwall, worked ok, but struggled with my drill, 1750 sounds about right, biggest issue I had was tire size
     
  7. Dread_Pirate_Bailey

    Dread_Pirate_Bailey Member

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    Thanks! Sounds like it will work for me!
     
  8. mstrbill

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    You can increase the width a bit using a hydraulic floor jack.
     
  9. friartuck

    friartuck Well-Known Member

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    I use it on my Bayside also, around 3500lbs, no trouble. (I can't use the drill either once the weight starts to come on to the BAL)
    "You can increase the width a bit using a hydraulic floor jack." I had to do that with mine when I got the bigger camper. It didn't take much to increase the size and the BAL still works well.
    Good luck!
     
  10. RetAF

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    On a side note ... if I have to do much cranking on the leveler I use an 18 inch ratchet. I get a whole lot more leverage with it vs the ratchet that comes with it and makes raising the PUP a LOT easier.
     
  11. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I had one that worked fine on our PUP, after stretching the unit with a floor jack, but when we went dark it was working hard and was also hard to crank up, I gave it away and tried a plastic set one which cracked on the first use, I went back to the old standby of 2X8 boards and this works fine, is easy to use and has never failed me. Good luck and Happy Camping
     
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  12. Snow

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    Nineoaks .. sounds like you need some Lynx Levelers..
     
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  13. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I have a set of Lynx Levelers and to much trouble for me, I keep them in the unit just in case. to be honest it is faster and easier to use my old 2X8 leveler board, (only need on one side, to bring low side up) Thanks for the thought..Good Luck and Happy Camping
     
  14. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Double post sorry
    I have a set, but the boards are faster and easier for me anyway.
     

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