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Old 04-26-2016, 05:04 PM   #15
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The response to this routinely asked question is always divided, so I combined all methods for the best of both worlds.

First lower the passenger-side jacks, then put out the driver-side slide, then drop the driver side jacks, and finally out goes the curbside slide.

When leaving, bring the driver-side slide in, raise front jacks, bring in the passenger-side slide, then up goes the rear jacks.

Then I bounce the front end by quickly raising and lowering the front jacks a few times to relax the suspension and impress any nearby low-riders who may be watching.

This procedure also gets my spinner wheel covers rotating nicely.
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Old 04-26-2016, 05:22 PM   #16
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I was always told to level mine first... I have a 3/4 wall slide and was told it deploys and retracts better when level. Seems to reason that a heavy slide would work better when level. I believe I read in the manual to level it first..but I could be wrong. It will be very interesting to watch the comments on this tread. Thanks for bringing up the subject.


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Old 04-26-2016, 07:07 PM   #17
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What are you, a bunch of women?

What American male reads the manual first?

Just kidding… I will go and read my manual now. I have never given it any thought.

I only read the manual to find where the extra parts go.
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Old 04-26-2016, 07:32 PM   #18
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Okay just checked this on our Thor Challenger. Here is what was stated in our manual

"The motorhome must be level before extending the slide
out room(s). Failure to do so may result in structural
damage to the motorhome or water intrusion."
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:28 AM   #19
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My 2004 Newmar manual says to level first, and then extend the slides. Then bring the slides in before pulling up the jacks.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:38 AM   #20
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Level first, then slides out. When getting ready to move on slides in, then raise levels.
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Old 04-27-2016, 07:47 AM   #21
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Discovery manual and placard say to level first. So I dump the air bags, level, then put the full wall slide out.

I know other mfgs say different, if I owned one of those I'd follow those rules
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:36 AM   #22
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Our owner's manual and dealer said to level first, then open slides.

Which makes sense to me. It would seem that the slides might bind or at least wear unevenly if they were to be operated when the coach was uneven/not level.

We have a full wall slide on the passenger side. Looong, with three motors.


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Should you put slide outs first or level!

Depends on the coach. On our Windsor, Monaco recommends putting the slides out while the air bags are still in "travel" mode, then leveling!
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I have been told several times to level the coach first and then run the slides out. I have always had HWH systems in all my prior coaches and I have always followed this procedure. I run the slides in and than retract the jacks. I just was at the the Winnebago plant the first of the month for some roof sealing. The tech told me the slides were working normal. My coach is almost 12 years old and I think this speaks well for the way the slides have been operated.

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My .02.... Level then slides, how can it hurt to be level before extending the slides out?
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OP hasn't returned since his original post. Must have found the solution.
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