Using BAL Leveler for extended periods

Discussion in 'Camper Storage / Winterizing & De-Winterizing' started by campfam4, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. campfam4

    campfam4 New Member

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    My pop up is stored on a somewhat un-level grassy/dirt surface. Until I have time to gravel/level the area, is it a bad idea to level with the BAL for extended periods? Its about a 2" - 3" difference from side to side. I have plywood underneath each tire for now as well.

    Thanks so much for your insight!!
     
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    Customer Well-Known Member

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    If it is being stored, it doesn't need leveled.
     
  3. Hawkester

    Hawkester Hawkesnest

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    Not sure how long long term is but I would think that weather wouldn't be a friend to the Bal if it were months..

    Also plywood isn't the best surface either since it to will hold moisture.

    Anyway to get some 12 x 12 concrete pads or pavers?
     
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    friartuck Well-Known Member

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    I'll leave my BAL on for a couple of weeks at a time, so I can work on the pup as time permits. It does require extra maintenance (greasing the screw) and I make sure everything is clean and dry before I store it.

    But you don't need to have the camper level to store it. In fact you want a bit of an angle to allow 'weather' to drain off.
     
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    You don't need your BAL in storage as the Customer has said..you want somewhat of an angle, aka front to back or/and side to side, to help with water, snow, run off...
     
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    Thanks so much for everyone's insight! My reason for leveling is out of concern for the refrigerators. Pup has 2 refers (3-way inside & plug in which is accessed from exterior).

    I'd rather take it off the BAL to be honest. Still no need to balance?

    Thanks again!

    2016 Rockwood 2716G

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    Should be no concern for the refer to be level unless it is operating. Just don't lay the pup on its side or turn it upside down. [}:)]
     
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    If in storage I would assume the refrigerator is not operating so it doesn't need to be level.
     
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    Thanks everyone!

    While I'm at it, is it okay to leave a cannister of DampRid inside the door when storing the pup over winter or other long periods?

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  10. jeeper88

    jeeper88 Let's go Camping and Jeepin

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    I have damprid in mine all the time, it helps keep the dampness down. I go thru two tubs a year..
     
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    Thank you!

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    I've got the BAL attached as theft deterrent. There's a chain running through the frame, the BAL, and the wheel. Do I need to take the BAL out of the equation? It's in an outdoor lot in the Denver area for the winter. I plan on monthly check-ins with it.
     
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    The main issue I would see would be rust. Sitting on the ground, especially if it is covered in snow, its going to probably start rusting.
     
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    I'd eliminate it. Doesn't seem to be adding a lot to the equation and they are expensive.
     

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