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Old 07-01-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Slideout jack stands

Is good or bad idea to put stands under slide outs
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:02 PM   #2
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If the main stands under your unit settle /shift in any way then the support under your slide can damage the slide and possibly the whole unit.
Don't ask me how I know.
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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Best way to answer this is to call the manufacturer of your RV or read the owners manual. I don't know of any that recommend the stands. I think they're an "answer" looking for a problem that doesn't exist!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:16 PM   #4
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X2 Bad idea
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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Bad IDEA X4.

Most owners manuals specifically note not to use stands under the slides.

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Old 07-01-2012, 09:53 PM   #6
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OMG ...no stands! X5..... Another "Don't ask me how I know" here...thank god it wasn't mine though.
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Agree...bad idea. Picture the side of your RV if you are using jacks and a tire on that side goes flat...the coach settles on that side, but the slide jack stand continues to support the slide.
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Old 07-02-2012, 06:06 PM   #8
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Wow CAT320, that's exactly what happened to my neighbors fver. Parked for a while, both left tires went flat. He had the stands under it. It had been parked 6-7 months at the s&b and he noticed the trailer/slideout was not square anymore. Ended up bending some aluminum track or something that the slide ran on. It cost him some $$ to fix.
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