bal-leveler ???

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  1. lucky13don

    lucky13don Active Member

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    will 12"tires fit? might be the pups xmas gift...
     
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    adrianpglover Active Member

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    Don't see why not. My 235/75R16 tires fit just fine after a slight stretch.
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    I used the BAL on 12 inch wheels. I don't use it anymore since I got the Andersen.
     
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    sierrapup Active Member

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    just get Anderson levelers
     
  5. nineoaks2004

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

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    My BAL leveler works fine on 14" tires on my TT, it should work just fine on 12" tires. I have never used the Andersen leveler ans I see no reason to change as the BAL Leveler works just fine for me and I can get the unit precisely leveled and it works as chocks on that side too.
     
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    X2.....Fast and easy.
     
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    X3
     
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    We've used the Bal-leveler for several years,and have had great luck. Just remember to keep the screw lubricated. I've got the 12" wheels and have had no issues.
     
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    X4 and you do not have to worry about messy grease or parts seizing up or rusting over time. Works as a leveler and wheel chuck, simple and easy to use.
     
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    BAL leveler is great in that it levels the camper without using the tow vehicle to level the camper. No offense to anderson and lynx devotees out there, but i like putting the camper where i want it and then leveling it without backing up slowly and relying on someone to yell "stop". The downside is storage of the leveler--bulky and greasy. I retract the screw and put a pool noodle over the screw. Store it in a pizza bag that is just a little bit too small.
     
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    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    I have tried both, and prefer the Bal leveler but I travel alone and getting situatied correctly on the anderson can be hard when alone. Never had one freeze up but I do keep it lubricate with dry lube and I do have the option to strap it to the front deck on my 228 BH (bike hauler). I have read where many people place the Bal inside a pizza delivery bag if stored inside.
     
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    I set up alone and have no trouble with the Andersons I put the leveling blocks under the tires and pull forward until the 4" level on the front of the trailer shows level. Then, I get out and put the chocks under the level block ends. The whole process takes less than 2 minutes.....Doesn't really matter. My trailer is 6k+ pounds and tandem axles which rules out the BAL.
     

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    Try spraying some FLUID FILM on the screw and pivot area of the BAL-LEVELER. No more rust or seizing up dries clear and prevents rust and corrosion. Can be bought at most auto stores.
     
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    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Good for you! But I'll stick with the BAL. I know it is not for all, and it does take a lot of force to crank so not everyone can use it.
     
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    f5moab Retired from the Federal Government

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    Is Fluid Film a dry type lubricant?
     
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    No it is a liquid penetrant that soaks into the metal sealing it from rust and dirt and acts as lubricant. It will dry clear and continue to lubricate the area that is sprayed. I use it on my 2 axle boat trailer, hauling trailer, spare tire underneath hanger, anything that is subject to weather and rust. I have been amazed at well it protects, lubricates and lasts. The only draw back that I know of is paint will not adhere where it is used.
     
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    It's also not a load bearing grease.

    If you use anything other than a good load bearing grease (read: molybdenum) on a BAL screw you will gall the threads, almost guaranteed.

    Not all grease is used to lubricate :)

    I know, moly grease is stinky and sticky and sucks to have around, but if you want the most out of your BAL, use it.
     
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    mschepac South Jersey

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    As others have said, skip the BAL and go with the Andersens. I have used both, no competition.
     
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    R00 Active Member

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    I've used both as well and disagree. And this is where the thread usually falls apart, LOL
     
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    tombiasi Well-Known Member

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    This really shouldn't turn into a BAL vs Andersen thread.
    He asked if a BAL would fit a 12 wheel (he said tire but we all assumed he meant wheel). He also indicated that he didn't buy it yet so mention of the Andersen was justified.
     

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