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Old 09-08-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Slide Out Supports

we have purchased a Holiday Rambler with a very long slide out on the light side..No kitchen, fridge etc on slide side..but a sofa and dinette and closets..we were wondering if Slide Out Supports would be a good idea..i see they have them at Camping World so just thought I would ask..thank you any input is appreciated..


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Old 09-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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Old 09-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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Hi Cheryl and welcome to the forum!

Personally, I have never seen anyone use them in all of my travels and I believe the general sentiment here will be that they are not necessary nor a good idea.

But, let's see what other replies you get.

Best of luck.

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:38 PM   #4
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #5
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Slides are designed to support their own weight when extended. If you put a support under it and the RV moves at all, you could be putting UPWARD pressure on slide rails and other parts that are not supposed to be pressed upward. I really don't see the need and wouldn't want to make setting up and striking camp any more complicated than I have to.

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Old 09-08-2012, 09:03 PM   #6
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Lets see, put jacksands under open doors on your car or truck let the air out of tires see if you can shute the doors afterwards.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:13 PM   #7
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thanks all ..I guess we will pass on this..this is a good reason to belong to a forum like this so experience can assist us newbies rather then catalogues selling things..

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Old 09-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #8
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Welcome to the forum, Cheryl! We are relatively newbies, too and it seems we learn something everyday. This is a great place with lots of experienced people willing to help.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:29 PM   #9
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Lots of good advice here...the consensus is no.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:43 PM   #10
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Consensus may be NO! However with a full wall slide for any length of stay, we use them . The coach does not move! We use soft white wood under the slide at the gear sites, being careful not to damage the teeth. Let's see support, no excessive load on the support system, our full slide is galley, fridge, sofa, pantry etc: why would I not want to support this weight? I feel it, the support may prevent excessive pressure thus eliminating future problems. I am an old boater we used any support to insure longevity when boat building. The. Manufacturer states the use is "not to lift but to support". Why would this not be an asset?
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If you have hydraulic levelers the answer is an emphatic NO. A simple o-ring leak (very common) on that side could very likely do lots of damage to your slide.

I'm looking at a $1000 expense just to replace a slide brake. How much would it be to replace slide rails?

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