Originally Posted by sithc
I'm new to RV'ing and just took delivery of my new 2015 3 weeks ago. I have yet to go out on my first trip.
But had a question I forgot to ask dealer. When using the automated leveling jacks. Do I do it before or after the slides are out? And do I need to do it with no people in side (kick them out basically)?
As for the slides, can it work with people on the sofa and dinette, or is that too much weight/stress on the motor?
Thanks in advance,
Congrats on your new coach.
If you need to level your coach, do it before you run out the slides and remember to retract them before pulling up jacks. And, be sure to have alternate power (shore power, generator or engine alternator) supplying a boost to the jacks. I don't run the main hydraulic powered slides without shore power or generator. It uses the same hydraulic system.
As for weight on the slides, when I see these units where the storage units travel with the slide, I doubt a 50 lb. child is going to overtax the hydraulics so, I would let the kids ride. A 300 lb. adult? probably make them stand aside.
I don't like to raise my wheels off of the ground. I know a lot of folks don't have a problem with it but I don't like the extra distance to the ground and the lack of support of the wheels on the ground. If I need to raise the front that far to get level, I try to add a few pieces of wood to give support.
Remember, never raise the rear off the ground because you lose the parking brake and the parking tranny support and the coach might roll off the jacks. A VERY costly event.
Enjoy your coach.
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