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Old 10-03-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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Slide out support location

Should the slide out supports be placed as far to the outside as possible or closer to the main vehicle frame? Thanks😃
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Should the slide out supports be placed as far to the outside as possible or closer to the main vehicle frame? Thanks��
If your slides are like mine, they don't come out very far and I would think a support is not needed. If you do use them, the further out the better because that is the strongest point.
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NEVER NEVER use supports under a slide. They are designed to be self supporting and using supports could damage the slide room if your RV settled a bit after installing them.
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I agree with Don..but may I ask why you feel a support is needed?
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If your trailer is rocking then support the chassis not the slide rooms for the reasons stated. Thank you, Bill
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I just thought that with a room sticking out 2 feet, some support would be good for the slide rails plus reduce some rocking.
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While your logic is sound, relative to the rocking, what they said. You risk causing some expensive damage should the rig settle after set up, or a tire goes flat. They are designed to be self supporting.
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The slide out supports should be placed on the hook or shelf at the store, and left there.

Here is why... Though there is some give in my awning and even if it gets ripped off I have replaced it once already. (Same awning)

I have been in this rig when it was rocking rather good, this means the slides were moving up and down enough that the main, at least, might have suffered damage.

And if one of my rear jacks should bow a gasket the rig will sink to that side, torquing the blazes out of the slide out on that side. Major damage can happen again.

or a tire blow

(Actually the odds of my main slide being damaged by a jack failure just now is zero. that jack has failed, a jack Stand is being used as a temp replacement till I replace it)
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