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Old 06-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #1
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Slide supports

I have a 2005 Pace Arrow, 36D. This unit has a long slide on the drivers side. The slide has 3 rails. I have seen advertisements for slide rail supports. I am curious to hear comments from those folks that have invested in the supports. I would not expect to use them for overnight or stays of a few days. But sitting for a week to 6 weeks, seems to me the supports would offer a little extra stabilization. There is still a certain amount of movement in the coach when on the jacks. Not sure how much relief it would give the rails. Any input is appreciated.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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What happens when your jacks settle into the ground? The coach settles with it.

What happens if one of your jacks suddenly looses pressure and retracts? The coach settles with it.

What happens if you have a slide stabilizer installed at the same time? Your slide stays where it is and the coach sinks.

Nice and easy to break something, I wouldn't use a stabilizer under steps or a slide for that reason.
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Old 06-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #3
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I've thought os using them for the same reasons but decided against.

My HWH jacks have occasionally leaked down a bit, requiring re leveling. I don't want to cause a problem with the slides because I had a support under it.

I might consider them, if I had screw type electric levelors...
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:47 AM   #4
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Possibly an OK idea for a trailer, but a really bad idea for a MH on a levelling system for all reasons stated. Any failure of the levelling system or a jack sinking into the ground could cause some really expensive damage.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:25 AM   #5
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Thanks for the input. After posting my inquiry I found a thread on the subject that brought up these same issues. Putting slide supports on my forget it list. Slides have been around long enough and people leave them out for many months at a time (especially snow birds in the wintertime) that I guess I don 't need to worry about wear and tear.
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Both 5ers we have owned, the manual says not to use slide supports. The weight is the sealing for the slide.
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Both 5ers we have owned, the manual says not to use slide supports. The weight is the sealing for the slide.
Yep...not to mention what would happen to the slide if there was a flat tire with a support under the slide when the coach settled.
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It's kind of lile the old military saying..."If they wanted you to have one they would have issued it to you!"
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I have some that I used once. Sell them cheap.
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