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Old 03-22-2012, 09:50 PM   #1
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Leveling with slide out - in or out

WHen you get on the pad to level 831 RKSS. 31'
If you level with the slide in , once you level and put slide out , does it change ?
We only had it out once ?

It would be hard to get to the wheels to level that side ?
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I always level with the slides in. Most of the time I don't have to make any adjustments.
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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I have put them out when leveled and when not leveled.

We have been doing this for 7 years various ways and can't see that it makes any difference.
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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.



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Old 03-23-2012, 08:19 AM   #5
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Putting the slide out when the coach is level puts a little less strain on the slide motors & gears. If I'm on something other than payment I re-level the coach after the slides are out.
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:27 PM   #6
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We level first, then the slide goes out.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:33 PM   #7
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My manual says level first then slides out. Never have seen any difference in the level. Makes sense to level first as the other post said since it should plac less strain on the slide motors.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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Our last TT was a 32' Sunline, with a 14' slide. If I had the TT level with the slide in, it would be a bit off-level when the slide was out. I started leveling with the slide side a tad high and it would come to level, when we put the slide out.
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we level the 5er side to side and then front to rear. With our super slide it does get slightly off level but not too much.
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Old 03-30-2012, 10:42 PM   #10
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My instructions say to level first.
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I level with the slide in, stabilize the slide side, extend the slide, then stabilize the other side. Extending the slide without pre-stabilizong does tilt the unit a barely perceptible amount.
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I level with the slide in, stabilize the slide side, extend the slide, then stabilize the other side. Extending the slide without pre-stabilizong does tilt the unit a barely perceptible amount.
I do the same. Extending the slide without pre-stabilizing will tilt my trailer by about one bubble on the level.
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On a Motor Home regardless of class, if putting the slide out on one side causes a significant tilt before leveling I would suggest having a mechanic check your shocks. A few other things that will indicate a bad shock(s) is some uneven wear on front tires or a strange feel to the steering at highway speeds when a bump is encountered. I live in Mexico and we are not noted for the high quality of roads. My mechanic noticed it first that my right front shock is worn. So it is time to change them. The large slide goes out the left so I didn't notice. The bedroom slide is in the back so I didn't notice that either. I usually level before putting out the slides because that is what the book says to do. I have not seen any change to the leveling after the slides go out. That could be a problem with a seal in the hydraulic lift. They are fairly easy to repair and should not require mortgaging DW. It is a good idea to clean them every once in a while to keep the dust and grime that collcts while extended. Spraying them with WD40 to clean them and then wash them off with water and coating with a light silicone based like Spray Slick 50 will keep them clean and slow down seal wear.
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On a Motor Home regardless of class, if putting the slide out on one side causes a significant tilt before leveling I would suggest having a mechanic check your shocks. A few other things that will indicate a bad shock(s) is some uneven wear on front tires or a strange feel to the steering at highway speeds when a bump is encountered. I live in Mexico and we are not noted for the high quality of roads. My mechanic noticed it first that my right front shock is worn. So it is time to change them. The large slide goes out the left so I didn't notice. The bedroom slide is in the back so I didn't notice that either. I usually level before putting out the slides because that is what the book says to do. I have not seen any change to the leveling after the slides go out. That could be a problem with a seal in the hydraulic lift. They are fairly easy to repair and should not require mortgaging DW. It is a good idea to clean them every once in a while to keep the dust and grime that collcts while extended. Spraying them with WD40 to clean them and then wash them off with water and coating with a light silicone based like Spray Slick 50 will keep them clean and slow down seal wear.
Shocks have nothing to do with supporting a vehicle. The rest of your statement is true.
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