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Old 04-09-2011, 10:37 PM   #1
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Level ??

Was wondering if it is okay to put the slides out on
a 5er even if it isn't level ??

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Old 04-09-2011, 11:42 PM   #2
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To be a little more clear...I am wondering if for example just returned home. Would it be okay to just unhitch TV. Pop out slides and unload things from the inside.
As well as just loading up for a trip does it have to perfectly level to pop out slides ??

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Not sure about 5er, but on my class A the slides will bind and get cockeyed when closing on un-level surface. Prolly not worth the risk of damaging the slide unless it's close to being level.
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I did it for years without a problem. I know that if I say all will be OK that it will cause problems for you! Ya takes your chances!!
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:-)...Thank you guys. I guess "each to their own" for risks :-)

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If it is left too long unlevel the liquid in your freezer may settle and cause the freezer to thaw. Ours did.
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Slides out when unlevel is OK for a trailer, the wheelbase of a MH makes the difference about using slides out of level.
As to the frig operating out of level, the limits for such operation are: 3 deg. side-to-side, 6 deg. front-to-back when looking at the frig doors. The rule-of-thumb is, if you are comfortable living in the RV the frig is probably withing safe operating limits.
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Slides out when unlevel is OK for a trailer, the wheelbase of a MH makes the difference about using slides out of level.
With all due respect.......if it's out of level it's out of level. The "platform" makes no difference. A degree is a degree.

If had a question like the OP is asking, I would call the manufacturer if possible. If that wasn't possible I would only use slides if the platform was within 3*. Repairing slides that have been distorted is sometimes impractical. I would have said impossible but anything is possible with enough time and money.
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I needed to run my 3 slides out once when the trailer was leaning to one side. They worked fine, but I wouldn't do it again.
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KIX, the platform makes all the difference. When the wheels/axles are at each end of the MH and you park the MH on unlevel ground, it puts the frame and chassis in a twist. When the wheels/axles are in the middle of a trailer (60/40 anyway), the frame is not affected nearly as much, simply because of the area spanned by the wheels. I have owned both and know from experience.
At one of our rallies, one member put his MH in a twist when leveling it and popped a windshield. This happened because the "platform" ie: wheelbase length, allowed the frame to twist.
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Question on frig allowable slope

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Slides out when unlevel is OK for a trailer, the wheelbase of a MH makes the difference about using slides out of level.
As to the frig operating out of level, the limits for such operation are: 3 deg. side-to-side, 6 deg. front-to-back when looking at the frig doors. The rule-of-thumb is, if you are comfortable living in the RV the frig is probably withing safe operating limits.
Can you clarify the slope in units of inches to feet?
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I have come to agree with 99% of what Ray,IN says in threads, as he can always support his statements with rational logic, technical facts, experience, and usually only comments when he knows he is right.

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I'll certainly agree that Class A frames twist but I'll not venture any opinion on 5ers. However, I will say that I've been advised by too many people that it isn't wise to let out the slides on a Class A that isn't reasonable level. I'll continue to follow that advise.
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No I cannot state slope/grade. I am talking about parking on uneven ground with wheels sitting in depressions/up on humps, etc. If the parking surface is flat, the grade/slope does not induce any frame twist.

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