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Old 05-07-2015, 11:02 AM   #15
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Slide outs out, then level????

We had a technician who specializes in slide outs tell us (yesterday), that the new train of thought is to put slide outs, out FIRST, then level the coach. He said the coach chassis is level, and if you level, then put the slide outs out, it tweaks the walls. This is against anything we have ever been taught. Does not make any sense to me. I first dump the air, then level, then put the slide outs out.

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Old 05-07-2015, 07:12 PM   #16
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We level first then put b the slide out.

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Always support the frame first. A lot of light trailers will possibly twist the frame after stabilizers down, and that is possibly why he says that.
But if the stabilizers are well supported at the ground the frame should not twist.
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Originally Posted by TXiceman View Post
Level the trailer side to side, then unhook and level front to rear. Now the slides go out. About the only manufacturer in the market that says slides out and then level is Monaco motorhomes.
With our CC and air leveling they say to level first, run the slides out then relevel.
The '02 Dutch Star, with HWH jacks said to level first, then slides out. The newer full wall slide Newmars say to put that slide out then level as I remember.
So it does vary, even among the same lineup of rigs.
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Old 05-09-2015, 05:57 PM   #20
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I would think that full wall slides would create new problems. I can't see how that side would have much structural integrity. That must be why you see so many Class A's coming out of Alaska with slide issues.
I guess the answer is to follow what the manufacturer says and not to depend on what we think we know.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:16 PM   #21
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Should always be level when bringing the slide out I never run mine unless level with jacks down. I alway bring the one side a tiny but higher because the slide will lean the trailer a bit

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Old 05-10-2015, 09:30 AM   #22
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On my TT extending the slide will definitely cause a tilt to that side. I have developed the following; level side to sie then front to back. Then extend the stabilizer jacks and then extend the slide.
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Old 05-14-2015, 06:13 AM   #23
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slides in

ny slides go over the wheels , so slides in

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Old 05-15-2015, 09:08 PM   #24
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I always check level side to side before putting the slides out but it seems the slides always cause the left side to be about 1 inch low after slides deployed. So I make sure to put level blocks under the left side tires to account for the difference before putting out the slides.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:04 AM   #25
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I have tried both ways and from experience,

when I level the TT first and when I say that I level left to right using the leveling blocks on one side of the TT where it is lower than the other by checking the 10 foot level stick I have. Then pulling the TT onto the blocks until level.

Then I adjust the hitch until its level back to front.

Now, if I do this with the slideout out first And then lower the stabs until they just touch the ground then tighten until seated without going to far as to jack up the TT, my bathroom door seems to stick as if the frame is a bit twisted.

On the other hand, If I level before extending the slide-out and then extend the slide-out I am just fine.

not sure what difference that order makes as it makes no sense but it works....

maybe the weight of the slide-out???
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Old 05-18-2015, 01:41 PM   #26
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I have found that if I level side to side with the non-slide side a just a little low, it's perfect once the slide is out. If it's a level site when I get there, though, i don't go through the hassle of adding a block under the non-slide side. I just keep elbowing my husband till he stays on his side of the bed.
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Old 05-26-2015, 09:12 AM   #27
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I level first, would assume that operating the slid in an "not level" scenario would put undue stress in ways the slide is not engineered for.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:02 AM   #28
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Slides out then level! That's how I been doing it for 13 years on the Imperial!...Otherwise I just have to do it again!

...I do the same with the 5th wheel!

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