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Old 05-27-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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How to level trailer with a slide out

Recently purchased a 233T with the couch slideout. I previously camped for 10 years in a trailer with no slideout. My concern is what the owners manual said about leveling a trailer with a slideout. It said something about during big rains that the trailer may have to be releveled from side to side. I am sure no one does that! What is the preferred way to level this trailer? Should I keep the slideout side a little low so the water has a less chance from entering the trailer?

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:32 PM   #2
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I always try to get as level as possible but if I have to have 1 side a wee bit higher than the other, I always make it higher at the door side, (lower on the slide side)

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Old 05-27-2012, 10:34 PM   #3
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I'm no pro but I level the camper side to side as best as I can with whatever blocks I have and level front to back with the jacks. I don't do any more leveling at that point and then I run out the slide.
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Old 05-27-2012, 10:44 PM   #4
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For storage we were told to leave the slide in. If in storage with the slide out, the slide side should be lower by a couple inches.
When we camp in a storm, we haven't yet but I'm sure it will happen, I'll leave the TT level and pull the slide in if it is on the windward side.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:11 AM   #5
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I now see that the roof on the slide-out has a built-in slope away from the main body of the trailer. So if the trailer axle is level, then the slope will definitely help to keep water going in the right direction.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:39 AM   #6
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Level the unit,some units have slides on (Both) sides. Youroo!!
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Old 06-09-2012, 07:10 AM   #7
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With our Windjammer, I always have the non slide side at least a quarter bubble high. I also try and have the front a little higher.

We had a major thunderstotm hit us in Strasburg, Co a couple nights ago and no problems.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:27 AM   #8
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We level our V-Lite then add 1" under the slide side wheels. With this, when the 2 slides are put out, the slide side sits slightly low so if it rains the water runs away from the seals on the side of the unit and runs down the outer edge of the slide.

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:23 AM   #9
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Slide topper

This is always an option to help keep water and debris out of slides....

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Old 06-09-2012, 09:36 AM   #10
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So when we set up we put the slide side half a bubble higher since that side settles when the slides go out. We did this this last Thursday once the slide were out trailer is a little high (less that 1/4 bubble). We weathered a huge thunderstorm last night with hail and the works no water inside.

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