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Old 07-18-2011, 06:26 PM   #1
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Need for slide stabilizers?

Getting a 2011 View J and wondered if stabilizers are needed for the slide.
The J has the dinette and the fridge on the slide.

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Old 07-18-2011, 06:46 PM   #2
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I have stabilizers for my Pace Arrow and my DW is happy again, they seem to correct a lot of the side to side sway, Only thing we have problems with are remembering to remove them before we retract the slide, OUCH. two times.
I made a list of things that needed to be done when we shut down for a move and each week it gets bigger, Top of the list in bold letters now is "Remove Slide Supports".
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If you read the owners manual, you will mostly likely find that it says NOT to use the stabilizers under the slide. The reason being that if the RV settles any, it will put undue pressure on the slide and could damage it or cause leaks. The slide is designed to be self supporting.

If you have kids, they will need to learn the running and jumping is not allowed if any movement bothers you.

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If you read the owners manual, you will mostly likely find that it says NOT to use the stabilizers under the slide. The reason being that if the RV settles any, it will put undue pressure on the slide and could damage it or cause leaks. The slide is designed to be self supporting.

If you have kids, they will need to learn the running and jumping is not allowed if any movement bothers you.

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Agree, slide supports are not a good idea, my owner's manual also said not to use them. If you were to have a flat on the side with a support it could cause major damage.
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As TXiceman said, don't use them for the reason he stated. The dealer I worked for also told costumers not to use them.
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Old 07-19-2011, 06:13 AM   #6
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stabilizer NOT needed for views

THANKS to those who replied to this thread...others knowledge, especially for reading the manual, put an end to this thread.

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Old 07-19-2011, 06:15 AM   #7
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Yep no slide supports. All you would need is a flat and your slide will never be the same. Some movement in a rig is normal. It is just a part of the lifestyle.

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Old 07-19-2011, 09:14 AM   #8
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3 slides. NO stabilizers.
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Happy to read about slide stabilizers. Was thinking about using them. Thanks everybody.
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There are two kinds of stablizers.

One goes from the slide to the lower rail on the body.. This is good

The other goes between the slide and ground..

Imagine, if you will, that you have this kind of slide stablizer and your jacks sink slowly into the ground or asphalt or a hydraulic hose gots POP and your rig sinks, quickly.

Not a pertty sight.
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