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Old 10-16-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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Slideout stabilizers for a MH

Hi

I was just wondering if anyone uses stabilizers under their slideouts when camping. Any pro's / con's would be welcomed. I am considering these just on my living room slideout, just to stabilize a bit of shake when we are walking around in the coach when camping. I will thank you in advance if any one wants to comment

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Old 10-16-2009, 02:27 PM   #2
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I would figure this is not a good idea if it is a solid or adjustable screw type device you are considering. If the coach settles for some reason or leaks down and this jack (or whatever it will be called) does not, would not that cause some strange structural stress on the slide and the surrounding frame it sits in?
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I agree with Doc, a bad idea.

I don't recall seeing anyone use them.
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Most manuals specifically note to not use any supports under the slide out. If the coach settles, the support can put undue stresses on the slide out.

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Thanks Guys for all your input.

I am going to "scrap" the whole idea and just live with the small amount of shake.

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If walking around causes jiggles, it is probably not the slide. You aren't walking through the slide itself, right? You may need to just put a bit more pressure (lift) on each jack to stop the jiggle. Some people are more sensitive to it than others, especially if their stick house has a concrete slab floor (no jiggle at all).
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If walking around causes jiggles, it is probably not the slide. You aren't walking through the slide itself, right? You may need to just put a bit more pressure (lift) on each jack to stop the jiggle. Some people are more sensitive to it than others, especially if their stick house has a concrete slab floor (no jiggle at all).
Thanks Gary

My feelings are that simple fact that this is a 3 jack system with just one jack in the front. The shaking is more evident in the front of the coach. Very little is felt in the back. The next time we camp I will try your sugestion. You are right we do live in a stick house with a concrete slab. The only time we feel shaking is when good old California starts to shake from "mother nature". DW says that she does not feel the shake when she is in the MH, but I certainly feel it when I am stretched out on the couch that sits in the slide. Oh well I will just have to live with it because I certainly do not want to cause any problems with the slide and the chassis.

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Bill.....I have the same three jack system. I find that when I get a little shaking, it's usually because one of the rear jacks is barely putting pressure on the ground. I usually make a final adjustment, once I'm level, to ensure both jacks are down firmly.
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Bill.....I have the same three jack system. I find that when I get a little shaking, it's usually because one of the rear jacks is barely putting pressure on the ground. I usually make a final adjustment, once I'm level, to ensure both jacks are down firmly.
Thanks Don,

I will try that the next time.

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The only coaches I've seen use jacks on the main slide are the Alpha brand coaches. I've seen quite a few Alpha coaches with screw type jack posts under the main slide. I think the main slide, on an Alpha coach, extends farther out than on most coaches.
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Our Coach came with supports for the slideout. At least that is what I think they are for? I have yet to use them as no one has shown me how and I have not looked in the manual yet. They are not that long and look like they would somehow be cantilevered off of the coach?? They are about 18" t0 24" long and can be screwed in and out. I have see people use slide supports on trailers where thay were in one spot for over a year without a problem but I would be afraid as mentioned in previous posts .
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Our Coach came with supports for the slideout. At least that is what I think they are for? I have yet to use them as no one has shown me how and I have not looked in the manual yet. They are not that long and look like they would somehow be cantilevered off of the coach?? They are about 18" t0 24" long and can be screwed in and out.
Are you sure that those aren't slideout locks that fit on top of the slideouts to keep them from creeping out when traveling? Do they have an over-center cam-type locking handle on them?

They sound like the spring-loaded adjustable slideout locking bars that came with our previous Jayco 5th wheels.

I've never had an RV where the manufacturer supplied or recommended slideout supports. In fact, Jayco recommended that they NOT be used for the reasons described previously.

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If it's Windy.... The wind can push the RV back-and-forth and put unknown stress forces on the frame.

And what if you had a slide within a slide? Telescopic -> New concept

Slides that are a slide within a slide... Provides almost 50% more slide area

Once the outer slide extends, the inner slide continues to extend outward like telescopic.

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Rusty,
I looked in manual and it is a locking bar to keep the slideout in. Does anyone use them? I had three slide outs in our fifth wheel and never had any locking bars although one of our slides did start to come out when stored for a long period on unlevel ground.
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