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Old 04-14-2012, 07:47 AM   #15
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Find a different sales rep for future questions, and then the new one probably had the old sales person as a mentor. You just can't win.

My Winni manual states the same. Level then slides out, retract then slides in. They also state that it is best to have the engine running when doing this to allow for the alternator to assist in the voltage/current demand.

My slides are electric, are yours? Does your system automatically deflate the air bags when you begin to level? I have the "Auto" level function and the air bags will deflate when that button is pressed, then 20 seconds later the jacks will deploy. Just curious as to see if they have changed anything from '08 to '11.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:12 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by mlynch View Post
My 2011 Itasca Sunova has three slideouts. Is it better to level the rig before extending the slideouts or after?
I level first as a general rule.

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Old 04-14-2012, 09:20 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by mlynch View Post
Thanks for all of your comments. Winnebago says "Level Coach and set the Parking brake first" before extending.
I questioned it because my sales / service rep says his preference is to extend before leveling.
When in doubt, follow the manual which I will do
Sounds like that sales rep needs to learn his product. Our manual also says level first, then extend slides. Then to close...pull in slides, then retract jacks. We have hydraulic jacks.

I have read some posters comments that their full-room slides are so heavy that they need to re-level after the slide is extended. This has not been our experience, though.
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Being a new owner, I read the book. Mine is level first, extend slides last. Newmar..
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Being a new owner, I read the book. Mine is level first, extend slides last. Newmar..
there is no substitute for an operators manual or service manual. read your manual. almost all with leveling jacks will say level first then extend rooms. in the absence of a manual, it it a good rule to level first. you cant go wrong with that.
with air suspension, some mfg say to extend first then level. this is because the room being extended last causes the unit to go out of level. the unit is already sitting on air bags, so the frame is not normally twisted to the point of damaging the seals. this is the whole point, to keep from damaging the seals, or binding the room.
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level first then operate the slides.
That's what I do.

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