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Old 08-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Slides. Do I level before or after?

I have read conflicting opinions on this. When I pull in to park, do I let the slides out before I level the coach, or after? Longtime coach owner but first time with slides.
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Old 08-19-2013, 01:55 PM   #2
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I have not had the RV that long but on my first few trips, it seems to work out when I level first then put out the slides. I could be wrong but I am only doing what others had told me.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:09 PM   #3
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Jdaniel,

According to the information I have, you Level the Coach First then you put the slides out. Otherwise you run the risk of torquing the frame.

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Old 08-19-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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you have to level first, because simply ,there is no rollers or support on the side of the slides, and they can move to the side that is downhill crushing the sealing system. ask me how I know.
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Definitely level first and then extend the slides. We you are packing up do the reverse. Slides in and then retract the jacks. If you have a DP, dump the air bags before leveling. When getting ready to leave retract the slides, air up the bags and then retract the jacks.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:23 PM   #6
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Thumbs up

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My understanding with air bags on a DP you want them full when you push out or bring in the slides, so the bag doesn't rupture.

I push the slides out let the air out and level.
Leaving start DP air up bring slides in retract jacks.

Just my understanding.
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Hello read your manual. I have a Beaver Patroit Thunder which states slides should be put out in travel mode as well as put back in travel mode.I level after slides are out.
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I have read conflicting opinions on this. When I pull in to park, do I let the slides out before I level the coach, or after? Longtime coach owner but first time with slides.
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Always try to do whatever the manufacturer of you coach recommends for your particular coach.
IMO whatever method others use is just that ... a method that others use, (and nothing more).
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Always try to do whatever the manufacturer of you coach recommends for your particular coach.
IMO whatever method others use is just that ... a method that others use, (and nothing more).
Exactly. Air ride, jacks or airbags always follow manufacturer instructions. Class A coach with out airbags is a different animal from a top of the line DP with air bags.
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This is what I ran across on other forums. Everybody was doing it differently. Since Travel Supreme is no longer in business, I have no one to call. Mine as the air level and hydraulic level.
Mine is Travel Supreme Select 45' 2006
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This is what I ran across on other forums. Everybody was doing it differently. Since Travel Supreme is no longer in business, I have no one to call. Mine as the air level and hydraulic level.
Mine is Travel Supreme Select 45' 2006
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No manual?
Have you looked for a manual online?
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #13
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Slide deployment

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Hello read your manual. I have a Beaver Patroit Thunder which states slides should be put out in travel mode as well as put back in travel mode.I level after slides are out.
It's a read your manual answer apparently, my manual says,

"CAUTION:
The motorhome must be supported by the suspension whether extending or retracting any slide room. Do not operate the slideout room when supported by hydraulic jacks. Damage to the slideout room, mechanism or seals can occur."

So its a model by model case I guess.
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Old 08-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #14
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Up on air in my books, whether going in or out. I have forgotten once when on jacks and large living room slide "popped" in as soon as I moved.
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