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Old 04-24-2012, 03:15 PM   #1
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Do I need these darn levelers?

O.k. you might have read about the problems I am having with my levelers. SO I was wondering if once I get them up do I need to put then down at all. I know it is to level but if I am on level ground do I really need them. I just don't want to put money into this r.v. again so soon. We just spent money getting 8 new tires. Sooo if they are not essential I would rather not use them. We do have a slide out so I don't know if it is good to put it out without the levels. Anyone know more than I do on this. Ok dumb question. Does anyone want to share their intelligence with me?
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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you do not NEED auto levelers - alot of moho's don't have them, but you do need to be somewhat level. In our moho, we level with blocks like these:

RV Leveling Blocks, 8 pack - Intersource Enterprises D10-227 - Chocks & Levelers - Camping World
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The other function is to help 'steady' the RV so it doesn't bounce and move at every step. You can do fine without them, get them fixed or fix them yourself later.!
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The other side of the discussion here is that many manufacturers recommend never to extend the slides without first putting down the jacks. This prevewnts the slide from binding up as the rest of the MH flexes. Just something to consider.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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The other side of the discussion here is that many manufacturers recommend never to extend the slides without first putting down the jacks. This prevents the slide from binding up as the rest of the MH flexes. Just something to consider.
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Old 04-24-2012, 04:07 PM   #6
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So I could ruin my motorhome if I put out the slide without first putting down the jacks? Or can I just use some leveling blocks and get it level and then put out the slide? I guess I am wondering if the jacks sort of help hold up the r.v. when the slide goes out.
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So I could ruin my motorhome if I put out the slide without first putting down the jacks? Or can I just use some leveling blocks and get it level and then put out the slide? I guess I am wondering if the jacks sort of help hold up the r.v. when the slide goes out.
If you can get the coach level without the jacks, then you should be fine putting out the slides. The techs at the Newmar factory never put the jacks down in the service shop, and they put the slides out all the time. It's a level floor, which is key.

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Mine is one of those that says the motor home must be level before putting out the slides. Doesn't say how you level it, just as long as it is level.

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I think you'll find that when you extend the slide that the entire motorhome will tilt a little to that side without any support jacks (mine does). For the short term you should be OK, but you definitely want to get those jacks working.
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Before I give my 2cents worth. What kind of MH are we asking about? Air ride or springs, full wall slide or what. Or maybe I missed that info, if I did, sorry.
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x2 on make/model/year and types of slides?
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Ever hear the old saw "If the trailer's a rockin', Don't come a knockin'"

The leveler jacks not only level the rig, they stabilize it.

That said. there are other ways to stabilize,, For example. click below:

Aluminum Stack Jacks - Product - Camping World
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Getting the rig level is not only for letting out your slides,but also #1 for fridge.
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Any RV sales lot will have slides deployed with and without the jacks down, just sayin. \
As many has said, you don't really need them if the site is level. The jacks really will stabilize the motorhome, and make if more livable.
And no you won't Ruin the motorhome without the jacks deployed.

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