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Old 05-12-2016, 09:51 AM   #41
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thats correct and the great thing everyone has an opinion. the OP asked for opinions/ thoughts on the matter aka advice. they can sift through them and flatten the tires to let air out which they believe is causing the bounce.
million dollar industry in creating a product not recommended by some... makes sense not to use them for some as well.

sort of like Bras some work taking the bounce out and offer support for a few but not all.
I'm wondering if you have a link for that! ^^
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Old 05-12-2016, 09:56 AM   #42
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I'm wondering if you have a link for that! ^^
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I too have always heard not to put slide out supports under the slides as damage can result .........................



So if the supports were necessary why does a dealer put the slide out when it comes on the lot and not close them until the purchaser takes it home ??????? The trailer may sit there a long time ............. even over a year ???????? Never seen any dealers put them in ............


then again why does the slide out manufacturer recommend pulling them in for storage as seen in my earlier post?

sitting on a lot waiting for mom and pop to purchase is no different than me or you storing it for the off season...
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then again why does the slide out manufacturer recommend pulling them in for storage as seen in my earlier post?
It's not in their current manual.

I also found a Lippert manual and didn't see anything either way for or against using them.

https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...de-out-web.pdf
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:07 PM   #45
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It's not in their current manual.

I also found a Lippert manual and didn't see anything either way for or against using them.

https://www.lci1.com/assets/content/...de-out-web.pdf
please consult that link you quoted on the bottom of page 6.
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"Mechanical Maintenance
Although the system is designed to be almost maintenance free, actuate the room once or twice a month to keep
the seals and internal moving parts lubricated. Check for any visible signs of external damage after and before
movement of the travel trailer.
Note: For long-term storage: It is recommended that the room be closed"
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Old 05-12-2016, 12:30 PM   #46
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please consult that link you quoted on the bottom of page 6.
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"Mechanical Maintenance
Although the system is designed to be almost maintenance free, actuate the room once or twice a month to keep
the seals and internal moving parts lubricated. Check for any visible signs of external damage after and before
movement of the travel trailer.
Note: For long-term storage: It is recommended that the room be closed"
Closing the slide during long-term storage =/= advocating the use of supports that may damage the slide.

Once again, I have yet to see documented evidence of any manufacturer suggesting the use of slide-out stabilizers.
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then again why does the slide out manufacturer recommend pulling them in for storage as seen in my earlier post?

sitting on a lot waiting for mom and pop to purchase is no different than me or you storing it for the off season...
I'm guessing it has more to do with leak prevention.

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This might be an older travel trailer issue - you know when trailers were built a bit sturdier but once again...

"SLIDE OUTS: In extended use situations, it is advisable to
add support blocks under the slide room. Do not raise the
room, but just touch the bottom. Also, during prolonged stays
it is advisable to run the room in and out occasionally to ensure
proper lubrication. "

http://www.dutchmen.com/media/5765/2...ers-manual.pdf

page 21 last paragraph.
it also states
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE JACKS STANDS
OR STABILIZER JACKS TO JACK UP THE
TRAILER OR SUPPORT THE FULL WEIGHT OF
THE TRAILER.


no one here is stating to change a tire on a trailer or lift the trailer off the ground with a stabilizer jack.

And if people are going to use the term stabilizer vs support as an argument... I would think a blocked support would do more damage than the light stabilizers seen today as blocks which carry more weight and would not fold as easily.

If you've NEVER seen a manual that promotes supporting the slide out well they do exist. Support is support.
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This might be an older travel trailer issue - you know when trailers were built a bit sturdier but once again...

"SLIDE OUTS: In extended use situations, it is advisable to
add support blocks under the slide room. Do not raise the
room, but just touch the bottom. Also, during prolonged stays
it is advisable to run the room in and out occasionally to ensure
proper lubrication. "

http://www.dutchmen.com/media/5765/2...ers-manual.pdf

page 21 last paragraph.
it also states
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO USE JACKS STANDS
OR STABILIZER JACKS TO JACK UP THE
TRAILER OR SUPPORT THE FULL WEIGHT OF
THE TRAILER.


no one here is stating to change a tire on a trailer or lift the trailer off the ground with a stabilizer jack.

And if people are going to use the term stabilizer vs support as an argument... I would think a blocked support would do more damage than the light stabilizers seen today as blocks which carry more weight and would not fold as easily.

If you've NEVER seen a manual that promotes supporting the slide out well they do exist. Support is support.
You're citing out-dated information that is 10 years old. Their current manual specifically says NOT to use them.

http://www.dutchmen.com/media/5759/2...ers-manual.pdf

Page 63 Section 10:

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After-market stabilizer stands must be placed only under chassis frame rails.
Page 105 Section 18:

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18. Slide-Outs
The slide-outs are designed to provide additional living space during stationary camping. Before operating the slide-out, level and stabilize the
trailer. If the trailer is not level, the slideout room and/or the mechanism may be damaged. Stabilizer jacks help keep the trailer square so the slideout extends/retracts and seals correctly. Be sure stabilizer jacks are placed on a solid ground surface. Piers or supports are not necessary under the slide-out when extended.
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and so they have changed . someone said they never saw the support under the slide out in a manual before... it was there
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