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Old 06-19-2013, 11:52 PM   #1
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Are stabalizer jacks for the slides really worth it?

Does anyone use the stabalizer jacks for their double slides? Just wondering if they help with sagging on the slide in the long run?
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:03 AM   #2
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If you read your owner's manual, you'll likely find that they're specifically called out to NOT use them. I know mine does and a couple of other brands manuals say the same thing.

Don't use them. They can cause problems by using them (the camper moves, but the slide doesn't putting stress on the slide framework).
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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x2 on not using jacks under the slide
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I always wondered about this. Now I don't have to. I'll not use them. Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:05 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone this is helpful. I was thinking of buying a set but I should have checked the manual or talked to the dealer I guess.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:38 AM   #6
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I bought a set for my first 5ver when slides had just come out. Now with the new one they were put into storage along with a lot of other extras..
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:22 AM   #7
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these things are holdovers from the early days of slideouts. they were also called tipouts. the early ones had technology that was brand new and stabilizers were seen as a fix for some.

modern slideouts don't need stabilizers and using them will void the warranty, if it causes something bad.
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