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Old 05-16-2015, 09:14 PM   #1
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Support jack under extended slide?

Was just reading a post where the upper part of the slide was able to move inward in strong wind situation. Slightly away from the subject, but concerning the slide, do any of you use a support jack under your slide when it is extended? Also, have read where some use a pin jack when uncoupled. What are your thoughts? Thanks
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:47 PM   #2
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Tried these on a large slide on a 30' TT---found they were always loose or jammed in when trying to depart. Quit using them with no slide problems later. After this experience, I feel the slides are designed to be self-supporting, and would hamper normal movement if the trailer rocks/moves.
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I tried a jack for a slide out on a trailer years ago thinking it would help with stability. It didn't.

The problem is if you forget the jack is there and lower your front end, goodbye slideout.

So my thought is it's a problem waiting to happen.
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