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Old 10-07-2014, 05:05 AM   #11
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How did they work ?
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:39 AM   #12
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I'm very happy with these stabilizer bars. I mentioned that I had to add a cross member at the rear of the camper to support the mounting - but the angle I used is not quite sturdy enough - I see some flexing in the angle. I'm going to find some box tube or more robust steel to remake this support. Otherwise...this made a ton of difference!

Here are some pictures of the front stabilizers. Here I used the self-taping screws provided and mounted the pivot directly to the frame.

I'll add more in the following posts
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:44 AM   #13
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These pictures of how I mounted the stabilizers to my scissor jacks. They did not mount "out of the box" because of the direction I wanted to mount the bars. At the end of the bar you have an L-bracket on a loose rivet for pivot. Great design, but it only works if you mount the bars going front-to-back. I wanted to mount them side-to-side (hope that makes sense). I also included 2 pictures from the instructions and from the packaging (showing the front-to-back mounting).

So what I did was use a longer shoulder bolt in the scissor foot pad. I used washers on each side of the stabilizer bar mounting and tightened the nut - but left is loose enough that it could still pivot. Then I used a lock nut to keep it all together. I then oiled the pivot point. Not sure if this is the best solution, but it's a solution. I will monitor this to be sure it doesn't wear funny.
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:51 AM   #14
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The rear bars were more tricky to install because of no cross member. I bought a 6' piece of angle from Lowe's for $22, cut it to length and painted it black. I mounted it to the scissor jack mounting bolts. The holes in the angle were nearly perfect, but I opened them up slightly so I didn't damage the threads while negotiating it on the bolt. Then I used 5/16 bolts to secure the pivot end to the angle. Same mounting as above to attach to the scissor feet.

Like I mentioned above, this new member is not strong enough and I see deflection when I push on the sides of the camper. I'm going to find something more rigid and replace this perforated angle. But even with this installed...much better than not having the stabilizers at all.
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:53 AM   #15
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Thanks for the pics and then info looks like a spring project
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I belive the prefered way to install these is to aternate directions. The way you have all four the same will proved side to side support but not front to back support. On my 21ss, I could only install one of four in the front to back config but it did help. If you cannot get one front to back than make sure u at least use a between the wheel chock. Happy camping
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:34 AM   #17
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I looked at other stabilizers for the front landing gear of my fifth wheel and mostly were pretty expensive. I installed the Bal stabilizers I bought for around $55 and they work great.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:38 AM   #18
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I belive the prefered way to install these is to aternate directions. The way you have all four the same will proved side to side support but not front to back support. On my 21ss, I could only install one of four in the front to back config but it did help. If you cannot get one front to back than make sure u at least use a between the wheel chock. Happy camping
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You're correct. I only wanted to correct the side-to-side movement. I do use between the wheel chocks that take care of my front-to-back movement. I have seen some FRF threads where people have installed 2 stabilizer bars on each scissor jack. That would give you the most rigid solution.
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Just a comment.
We've had our 23SS for nearly 8 years now and we've never felt the need to add additional stability devices like these.
I can see how the 3 bed hybrids might need though.
But for the two of us, the stock stabs and the tandem chocks keep our 23SS solid.
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I have a 2013 Roo 233s. I experienced the same thing you were talking about. To keep this short, I have installed the BAL stabilizers and they work wonders. A HUGE difference in not having them. The trailer hardly budges now when the kids are in the back bunk.
MuddauberE, how did you mount the rear BALs? Did you add a cross member or did you mount them front-to-back?
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