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Old 01-29-2014, 11:00 AM   #1
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Slide outs and leveling

I couldn't fine anything that addresses my question in the owner manual and have been told two different stories.

Do I level the coach prior to putting out the slide outs or slide out first, then use levelers?
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leveling

there are multiple [posts on that subject with differing opinions. IMHO it makes sense to level first then extend the slides since in theory if you put out slides first you have the potential of torquing them during the leveling process I would think that even more likely with a full slide althoough don,t know that for a fact

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I couldn't fine anything that addresses my question in the owner manual and have been told two different stories.

Do I level the coach prior to putting out the slide outs or slide out first, then use levelers?
What kind of leveling system is installed.
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there are multiple [posts on that subject with differing opinions. IMHO it makes sense to level first then extend the slides since in theory if you put out slides first you have the potential of torquing them during the leveling process I would think that even more likely with a full slide althoough don,t know that for a fact

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Ditto to Jim's post.
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I couldn't fine anything that addresses my question in the owner manual and have been told two different stories.

Do I level the coach prior to putting out the slide outs or slide out first, then use levelers?
The answer is on page 6-4 in your owners manual. Level the coach first then extend the slides.
Hope this helps...
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In the case of the Bounder, YES the manual says to level first and then open the slides.

HOWEVER, many Monaco and Holiday Rambler owners have reported that their Owners Manuals say just the opposite.

I would do as the Manufacturer suggests.
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Some of the camping places I venture to I like to put down some plywood pads that I made under the leveling jack feet. This being said, I like to tend to the jack pads then let the jacks down, after the coach is level, then run out the slide-outs. Reaching the leveling jacks are a bugger with the slide-outs out.

When it's time to leave, bring in the slide-outs, raise leveling jacks and remove pads.
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W have PG Hydrulic jacks. Dont know how I missed that in the Owner manual but was looking in the Owner Manual and not PG.

Thanks all!!
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there are multiple [posts on that subject with differing opinions. IMHO it makes sense to level first then extend the slides since in theory if you put out slides first you have the potential of torquing them during the leveling process I would think that even more likely with a full slide althoough don,t know that for a fact

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Agree, and that's what my manual says to do.
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THANKS for the replies!
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Leveling the coach

I used to be pretty cavalier about the systems on my coach. Parked anywhere and just used my jacks to make it level. But that puts a twist on your frame and is hard on your slide-out. After replacing a few slide-out controllers I have decided to be a little kinder to my coach. I bring some wood blocks to put under the tires to help. That way the leveler jacks don't have to work so hard. Just makes sense.
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Do what the manufacturer suggests. On my Monaco extend slides let the air out of air bags then lower jacks. To bring in slides start motor air up the air bags......bring in slides and raise jacks. Works for me and more importantly my Monaco. deSanford
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I couldn't fine anything that addresses my question in the owner manual and have been told two different stories.

Do I level the coach prior to putting out the slide outs or slide out first, then use levelers?
Definitely level first. Slides work best when level and stable.
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Definitely level first. Slides work best when level and stable.
I didn't read the manual on leveling. But this is what I do. Just seemed to be the most logical thing to do.
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