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Old 08-27-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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Slide support

I don't see many of the newer MH's using the slide supports that a lot of folks used to have. I am wondering if leaving them out for an extended period(5-6 months) would it be prudent to use them or at least some of the tripod type jacks under the storage bins. Have had them out for 4 months and am waiting to see if the living room one comes in with no problems.

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From what I've read they are not generally recommended due to the chance that rig settling after it is leveled could cause undue strain on the slide.

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Slide mechanisms are better designed and stronger than a decade ago. Ken is correct, if the RV settles the jacks can do a lot of damage to the slide-out and its mechanism. One company made a support jack that would collapse at a certain weight, which was supposed to protect the slide from damage if the RV settled. They are no longer in business. That is on the level.
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Most manufacturers state to NOT use supports under the slide.

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