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Old 07-13-2016, 12:18 AM   #1
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Slideout with connected to truck?

So if I am only staying the night or specially if I staying the night at
a rest spot or walmart. Is it "safe" to slide my slide out with it connected
to the truck. Should one lower the stabilizers before doing so.

Since we just sleeping for 5 - 7 hours before head out we just have the kids
get in the back bunk house via the back door. We get in the front queen and keep the slide out in. It kind of hard to past it when in 100% in. It be nice to slide it out on the quick nite stops on our way to the week stay.

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You can put the slideout out, as long as there's room it won't hurt a thing! Put the jacks down too!
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Old 07-13-2016, 06:50 AM   #3
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We do it all the time if we're on the road and staying for only 1 night. Find a place where your slide will be out of the line of any traffic if in a Walmart or similar, put down the 4 corner stabilizers, push out slides, enjoy your evening.
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Old 07-14-2016, 10:23 PM   #4
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I leave the RV connected to the truck..... level the trailer side to side for comfort only... . run down the landing gear to give the unit some stability... we do this often in truck stops, rest areas.. etc... I did put some reflective tape on the sides of the slides and steps.. so that if at night a truck backs in along side.. the slides and steps are reflective so he can see us easily..

We do try and find a spot between 2 dry vans instead of refer units that might start and stop all night...
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Thanks for the responses. I was worried even with the jacks down that it would be very unstable.

I like the idea with the reflective tape on the sides of the slides.

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I leave the RV connected to the truck..... level the trailer side to side for comfort only... . run down the landing gear to give the unit some stability... we do this often in truck stops, rest areas.. etc... I did put some reflective tape on the sides of the slides and steps.. so that if at night a truck backs in along side.. the slides and steps are reflective so he can see us easily..

We do try and find a spot between 2 dry vans instead of refer units that might start and stop all night...
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:57 AM   #6
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1 night

we put the rear jacks down, leave connected to truck, put out the slides.

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Old 07-17-2016, 11:45 AM   #7
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I will put my rear jack down and use the front Jack to help level. Also you do want to be somewhat level. Found that out the hard way. It will Jam if you're off level far enough at least on my trailer. It does not have to be perfectly level but you would wanted level anyway for your refrigerator. Just ask. Where you're staying over at if you plan to do that. And stay out of the road as far as you can... I tried to get so that my slide-out is over an island or something so as not to interfere with any parking or deliveries..... Dusty
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We have never boondocked, so just a question ? no judgments here . I thought extending slides was a no no in parking lot boondacking ???
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I have I have stayed at Walmart. Always ask. Never had a problem with extending slide over their Islands. Let them know what I wanted to do and they always said sure as long as you're out of the road no problem never had an issue. Walmart has definitely been good to stay at. Besides which we generally restock even have been able to have a good chicken dinner like their roasted chicken.
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Park with the trailer as level as possible, you don't want to make the slideout mechanism to push/pull on much of a slope. Should a failure happen in a public parking lot, you would not be having a very nice day.
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We often camp and go. We try to get a level spot and we may or may not drop the stabilizers. We run our slide out, plug in raise the antenna and we are set for the night.
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I park mine with the truck hooked up, the stabilizers down, and the slide out. Do this at casinos on the Oregon coast.
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