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Old 05-27-2015, 02:31 PM   #29
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We were told by the dealer to only put slides out after you are level.

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Old 05-27-2015, 02:47 PM   #30
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Someone already said it, but we level side to side with the slide in, using blocks on the low side. I try to let the side with the slide be ever so slightly "high", but the bubble still in the middle of the level. I know the weight of the slide will pull it toward the slide side once it is out, so being a little high makes it close to level in the end. I've never tried moving the trailer with the slide out, which is the only way I know to level it side to side. I typically level it front to back with the jack while the slide is in as well. But not sure if it matters.

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There is quite a bit of chatter about this topic. RV manufacturers use different installation methods, have different slide sizes & engineering specs, and use different parts. This explains why they have different instructions for whether you put the slides out first or level first.

Since they built the coach, I defer to their instructions. Otherwise if it's a new coach, warranties can be invalidated, but even if it's an older coach, it makes sense to use it as the builder intended.

Seek the builder's recommendations printed in manuals, online, or available by phone if necessary. If the builder is no longer in business, then I think the question becomes specific to the year, make and model, and hopefully someone on this forum or elsewhere can find the recommended text in their manuals for anyone who is not fortunate enough to have manuals.

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