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Old 05-13-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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My wife while out bargain hunting today brought home a set of slide out stabilizer jacks she bought for 15 bucks at a garage sale. Looks brand new or hardly used. We have never used these before and want to know who uses them and benefits or negative comments. You can never really get rid of the rocking motion in an RV.

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My wife while out bargain hunting today brought home a set of slide out stabilizer jacks she bought for 15 bucks at a garage sale. Looks brand new or hardly used. We have never used these before and want to know who uses them and benefits or negative comments. You can never really get rid of the rocking motion in an RV.

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Old 05-14-2006, 07:06 AM   #3
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I have always been real skeptical about these. Not if they work or not, but the slideout's construction is definately not designed to be "supported/jacked" under the slideout frame runners. If you have ever seen a slideout frame by itself, you can easily tell it is designed as a "hanging weight" and I would worry about the trailer "settling" and then these supports putting upward pressure on the bottom of the slide rails (something they are not designed to take).
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Modern slide-outs are not designed for supports. If your trailer settles, jacks under the slide-out will bend or break the moving mechanism in a best case scenario. There are jacks sold that have a collapsible feature, so when your trailer settles the jacks collapse to prevent slide-out damage. I think you are asking for trouble using jacks.
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Most RV owner's manuals caution about putting supports under a slideout for the reasons mentioned. Think what would happen if you had a tire go down overnight or a front or rear stabilizer on the RV sink in the ground. It possibly could rip your slide off the RV

Yes, RV catalogs sell the things, but stores sell lots of useless and sometimes dangerous stuff. Maybe the previous owner of the hardly used jacks found out the hard way and thus the reason they went into a garage sale for pennies on the dollar.
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FOR SALE

PLANT STANDS THAT LOOK LIKE SLIDE OUT JACKS

POINT WELL TAKEN AND THESE WILL NOT GET USED ON MY RV

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Any chance of posting a pic of them. They may have other uses.
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I forgot to include in my first reply that these support jacks were originally designed for the old tip-out type extensions on trailers. Instead of sliding out for more interior room, tip-outs were hinged at the bottom and moved in an arc to lay face down when pushed up and into the trailer.
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