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Old 10-22-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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I have a 2013 Flagstaff 8528RKWS. It seems when I go and level I am in the bubble side to side. As soon as I put the slide out I feel like I am lower on the slide side. I know it shouldn't make a difference but does anyone else experience the same thing? I guess the slide out has enough weight that I am going to have to compensate for it. Any thoughts or revelations?

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Old 10-22-2015, 03:21 PM   #2
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Yep... it happens especially if you have just one larger slide.
You can 'cheat' the bubble a little to the high side (slide side) so when you put out the slide, you are level. (WOW, say that 10 times fast!)

I have three slides.
When I open the two smaller ones on the left, it leans just a little that way (oh so slightly) but when I extend the larger slide on the right, I'm back level.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:22 PM   #3
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Yes, my Rocky also has just one big slide out and does make a difference.

We usually are on level ground when camping (mostly Colorado State Parks) but I still will drive up on leveling blocks to bring the side-out side up an inch or so.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:27 PM   #4
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I always level with the slides out. Some people say you do not have to, but we have 5 slides on our unit. When I do that, it does not move or get out of level. Our unit does have the 6 point auto level.
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I always level with the slides out. Some people say you do not have to, but we have 5 slides on our unit. When I do that, it does not move or get out of level. Our unit does have the 6 point auto level.
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I was told to auto level level with slides in, then after level slide them out.


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I did do that with out sliding them out for the first 6 months and it always was moving. I put pads under each ram and got as low as possible shortest extension but, it still was moved to much form the DW. I started leveling with the slides out, and is does not have any movement. I have done it that way since then.
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I did do that with out sliding them out for the first 6 months and it always was moving. I put pads under each ram and got as low as possible shortest extension but, it still was moved to much form the DW. I started leveling with the slides out, and is does not have any movement. I have done it that way since then.
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Did you try auto level again when you thought it was moving?

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I have a 2013 Flagstaff 8528RKWS. It seems when I go and level I am in the bubble side to side. As soon as I put the slide out I feel like I am lower on the slide side. I know it shouldn't make a difference but does anyone else experience the same thing? I guess the slide out has enough weight that I am going to have to compensate for it. Any thoughts or revelations?

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I have a 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS and level with the slides in or out and it makes no difference. Of course I DO NOT PUT any blocks under the jack pads other than the Lynx blocks that are covered with alum and bolted to them. I try to get the legs as vertical as possible. I also have electric jacks in front of the axles which also now have the alum covered Lynx blocks bolted to the pads.
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I have a 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS and level with the slides in or out and it makes no difference. Of course I DO NOT PUT any blocks under the jack pads other than the Lynx blocks that are covered with alum and bolted to them. I try to get the legs as vertical as possible. I also have electric jacks in front of the axles which also now have the alum covered Lynx blocks bolted to the pads.
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I try to get the legs as vertical as possible.
I've always heard the exact opposite. The less you have to extend the jacks, the less they'll wiggle. Although that may only apply to scissor jacks.
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