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Old 05-12-2016, 04:21 PM   #51
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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
Ok, so you got me on a technicality. They are still a bad idea though.

I hope the OP got the advice he wanted. I believe this topic has been thoroughly beat to death.
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so do I. i'll still use mine for what the they were invented for though. advice is worth exactly whats charged for it. we all take it or leave it and there are hundreds of posts concerning the pros and cons of supporting or not supporting it.

one thing though - letting air out of tires to reduce bounce is a bad choice.
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so do I. i'll still use mine for what the they were invented for though. advice is worth exactly whats charged for it. we all take it or leave it and there are hundreds of posts concerning the pros and cons of supporting or not supporting it.

one thing though - letting air out of tires to reduce bounce is a bad choice.
I believe the OP stated his unit was was on a permanent site and was blocked and leveled at four spots along the frame. He felt there was just a small amount of weight being supported by the tires.

I see no reason under these circumstances the air in the tires couldn't be 'let out' or for that matter, the tires removed completely.
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then he shouldn't have any bounce its its totally off the ground.

perhaps removing the tires will eliminate the issue.
will be interesting to see.
but then again if it doesn't then he may need more side frame blocking -
like a full foundation.
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:47 PM   #55
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I have 4 block towers on both sides of the trailer. The a stacked and wood shims to reach the frame. I paid a guy to do it and am not sure how much weight is on them at the moment. This is the second trailer he has done it for me. The first one was blocked the same way and we had the trailer for 4 years. When we had it taken off the lot he had to put air in the tires as they where all flat. We never noticed a difference in stability though. I'm assuming there was plenty of supports and as the air went down the trailer may have put more weight in the blocks but was now fully supported on them.

This picture is the side of the trailer with the two slide outs where we feel movement. As you can see there one one by the far left of the super slide on on the far right of the smaller one and one in the middle of both. I feel like this is a lot of support but we still get movement.

I understand that people say slide out supports are dangerous because of possible shifting of the trailer. But with this many supports and a solid ground is this a major concern?

Thanks agin for everyone help. His is our first TT with slides and I just can't figure out what's going on. Click image for larger version

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Old 05-12-2016, 06:49 PM   #56
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then he shouldn't have any bounce its its totally off the ground.

perhaps removing the tires will eliminate the issue.
will be interesting to see.
but then again if it doesn't then he may need more side frame blocking -
like a full foundation.

Do you mean all the way around the slide?
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Old 05-12-2016, 07:10 PM   #57
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bounce in a trailer is caused by springs and tires . no other cause . the more weight you take off the springs and shift to the I-beam the less bounce . take a tt on blocks lifted enough to take tires off ground and no bounce .
IF a person was to jack up with quality jacks in a few good spots and support on the I-beam one could let air out of the tires and set the entire weight of the tt on blocks/jack/ etc you get the point . if you get bounce then you better bail out of the unit as it'll be sliding down a hill lol
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Sounds good. On my next trip down I'm going to let a little bit of air our of the tires so more weight is on the blocks. Hopefully that will do the trick.
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Are the blocks in the bottom right corner of that picture under the stabilizers? That could be part of it. Put the blocks directly on the frame right next to them and take the stabilizers out of the equation completely.
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Yea that's how he set it up. I'll move them.
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