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Old 12-24-2008, 09:01 AM   #21
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It might have been mentioned. But I Cut some long wedeges out of 4x6 that fit betweent he wheels. drive up them on one side, then have one of those wheel chokes that goes between the wheels and screws tight to lock the wheels, so it won't roll back down the wedges of wood. Get it at the wally world for $20.00
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Old 12-24-2008, 09:40 AM   #22
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6 x 6 works better, wide enough to support the tread, and gives 6" of lift (of course, these have since been painted "silver"!), cost= free (scrap lumber);
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Old 12-24-2008, 11:07 AM   #23
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OK. This is an update on the BAL light trailer tire leveler. The tech lady at Norco Corp. looked it up for me, and the levelers are rated at 1700#--that's 400# too low for our 19' Bambi with any kind of load. I'll keep looking.
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Old 12-24-2008, 01:59 PM   #24
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I have to agree with BillTex. I use 2 x 6 's. Angle cut 1 end to act as a ramp. Stack as needed to make a higher ramp/leveler. They easily hold my 16,500 lb motor home. They split usually in 2 years, but they're free when made out of scrap wood. Just ask politely at your local construction site. They'll usually let you have 2 or 3 pieces, sometimes more. The old split pieces get a wonderful send off at the next campfire. Note: pressure treated wood splits sooner & can't be burned
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:41 AM   #25
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After using our 16 foot for Bambi for a year we needed to level her side to side last week. We've a "roller" leveler that increases the height of the trailer as you drive further forward or backward on it.

However after achieving our desired height and blocking the trailer, when we disconnected the trailer the trailer moved downed the slope of the leveler, to the side many inches and once off of the leveler. This was very disconcerting.

What are we doing wrong? Should we disconnect the weight distribution bars before we roll onto the leveler? Is this type of leveler wrong for the Bambi?

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Willy, I don't know what a roller level is. I have seen a scroll shaped device that you put under the axle of leaf spring trailers and either pull forward or backward to raise a flat tire off the ground but it relies upon the tow vehicle holding the trailer fore and aft. If this lever is similar there is nothing to hold the trailer in place once you unhook the tow vehicle. Can you post a picture?
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:08 AM   #26
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We carry 2 pieces of 2 x 6 x4' that didn't cost me nuffin,they don't weight hardly nuffin and I can use em if I have to change a tire on the road. IF its more than 6"I need to level I am movin. I aint parkin on no sidehill.
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Willy,
We use an aluminum wedge with it's own small chock which you back or pull foward on to the desired height, then set the smaller wedge chock so your tire doesn't roll back down. Works great & bought it at Camping World when we bought our 98 Bambi.
Should have got 2 instead of one because I've not seen them for sale. If anyone has a Level It leveler like this & would sell or know where I can get another please contact me though a reply or phone me @ 260-997-6925
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