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Old 08-26-2011, 10:15 AM   #1
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Slideout Supports

I loaned my rig to my sister and her husband, when they got home I found that they had purchased some adjustabale supports for the slides.
After researching the usage and purpose for them, I was not sure these are a good thing,
Have any of you used the supports under your slide to keep down the rocking from side to side???
Are they safe??
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Old 08-26-2011, 10:24 AM   #2
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I would not use slide supports. If the ground sinks or the leveling jacks give way, you could have more upward support on the slide than the entire structure can take.

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Although my Momma taught me to never say never, the great majority of RV manufacturers warn against the use of slideout supports. As was stated, any settling (leveling jack failure, etc.) of the main RV would transfer forces to the slideouts that they were never designed to handle - the slideout supports would be attempting to support the weight of the entire RV!!

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Old 08-26-2011, 01:56 PM   #4
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I loaned my rig to my sister and her husband, when they got home I found that they had purchased some adjustabale supports for the slides.
After researching the usage and purpose for them, I was not sure these are a good thing,
Have any of you used the supports under your slide to keep down the rocking from side to side???
Are they safe??
All the advise you have received so far is correct. All RV dealers I have dealt with say NOT to use supports under the slide outs! They could damage the slide mechanisms/bars, etc.
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There is a lot of stuff sold fro RV's that should not be used. Slide supports are just one of them.

And your sister is one reason I do not loan out my RV.

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And if the RV is properly leveled with the jacks, slide supports should not be necessary anyway. They are an all-around poor idea.
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When setting up - which is done first - slide out then leveling jacks or leveling jacks down first and then put the slide out? We have a full wall slide ( 2012 HR Vacationer 30 SFS).

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And if the RV is properly leveled with the jacks, slide supports should not be necessary anyway. They are an all-around poor idea.
Agree.

To answer another question...dump the air, put out leveling jacks, put out slides.
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Agree.

To answer another question...dump the air, put out leveling jacks, put out slides.

But Manaco says slides out first the level...seems backwards to me.

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But Manaco says slides out first the level...seems backwards to me.

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I agree with you. My manual says to do it in the order I listed, which makes sense. If you are way off level there might be a problem getting the slides out.
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I have to level first (or at least extend my jacks) or my slide will not got out on my Itasca Suncruiser.
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My Monaco Manual says slides first then jacks. So far has worked for me. Hope it is the right way for the Monaco.
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Entegra says slides first, jacks second.
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My Monaco Manual says slides first then jacks.
Yep - they're just about the only ones in the industry that I've ever heard take that approach.

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