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Old 03-28-2011, 10:42 AM   #1
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Use of slide outs

Should the coach be leveled by the use of the power jacks prior to putting the slides out? I have a 2008 Tropical, I would like to have your opions on this issue.
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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Check your owner's manual.

Some say to level first, then deploy slides and others say to deploy slides and then level.
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DDK... Welcome to the best site for RV info. Your question has about as many answers as IRV2 has members. Here is another link for the same question Level and slide or slide then level?. Simply put Deaton hit the nail on the head with his answer. But you will see some people swear by their method regardless of the "stinkin" directions...
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:02 AM   #4
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My Itasca says to level first. Makes sense to me because it puts less stress on the jacks to have slides in (they are not having to deal with the extra load of the leveraged weight). It also creates less stress on the slide mechanism with the MH leveled. In reality, it probably makes little difference if the parking area is close to level to start with.
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Old 03-28-2011, 06:49 PM   #5
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my National RV owners manual states---level 1st then extend the slideouts. have done this way for years with no problems.

but do check your owners manual if you have one.
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my National RV owners manual states---level 1st then extend the slideouts. have done this way for years with no problems.

but do check your owners manual if you have one.
Some years back, the factory service center in Perris said the same, level first.

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:33 AM   #7
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I would love to havean owners manual for my 2008 Tropical, can anyone help me out with this issue? I would like one for 2007 or 2008 Tropical. Thank you
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It seems like only Monaco's must have slides out before leveling.
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:36 PM   #9
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level first then slide the rooms out

sort of makes sense, since the engine has to be OFF to move a slide, but you need engine to do the leveling.
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Since your is a National-level first then out with slides. AND lower the front jacks first then the rears and then level!
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Our manual says level first.
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I would love to havean owners manual for my 2008 Tropical, can anyone help me out with this issue? I would like one for 2007 or 2008 Tropical. Thank you
You may want to see if this link is of any help to you.
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On both of my National RVs the manual said level then slide and to have the engine runnng while moving the slides.

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On both of my National RVs the manual said level then slide and to have the engine runnng while moving the slides.

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Or if you are plugged into shore power you can run the slides without the motor running. We leave the engine run to lower and raise jacks but stop the engine and plug in to move slides, the revearse is true on bringing in slides and pulling up jacks.
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