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Old 09-30-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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BAL Lock-Arm Stabilizers on a Roo Hybrid

Just wondering if anyone has good or bad experiences when installing the BAL lock-arm stabilizing bars on your Roo.

I have a new Roo 233s. After proper leveling, my front to back movement seems minimal - I use the scissor type wheel locks between my tandem tires which probably helps the front to back. But my side to side movement seems excessive. I notice it a lot when we we're in bed and one of the kids gets up to use the bathroom.

I've read a lot of good things about these BAL bars, but haven't found any installations on a Roo hybrid. I bought 2 sets of the BAL 23216 bars (4 bars total - 1 for each stabilizer) that I hope to install in the next couple days. I already fabricated a bracket/bar on the rear to provide mounting of the bars (there is no side to side frame member on the back of my Roo...only tank supports and the bumper).

Looking for some experiences that may help my install. Thanks!
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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Are you using any wheel chocks between the wheels? Roto chocks or Xchocks work great in helping to eliminate movement. Get one for each side.
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:37 PM   #3
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I can't specifically say for a hybrid, but I've got the JT Strongarms on my 29QBSS TT, which probably sits about as low as your Roo. They're a big help, but still don't pull out 100% of the movement, just so you're aware.

I thought I had some photos on hand, but I can't find them right now. Instead, I tracked down the post I had uploaded them in:

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I know they're JT's and not BAL, but it should give you some ideas on where to put them.
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:22 PM   #4
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Let me know how it works I have the same issues with mine I even use 4 extra screw jacks also lots of pictures thanks
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:50 PM   #5
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http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ss-57830-2.htm

l put them on my 21ss and love them. Pics in thread
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:28 AM   #6
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Kaadk, thanks for the link to your pictures. Helpful. Once I have the chance to get these installed (hopefully in next 2 days) I'll post some pics with some more details.
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sdelam, I can't get your hyperlink to work?? Only displays a "page not found" white screen.
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Try this one

Bal stabilizers on 21ss
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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.
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Old 10-02-2014, 10:23 AM   #10
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Well, I got them installed last night. Initial thoughts...WOW, what a difference. We're camping this weekend down at Starved Rock IL state park so that will be a good test. Once I get back I'll post some pics and details. Thanks for all the feedback!
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