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Old 04-23-2013, 10:54 PM   #1
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2013 318 bhs stabilizers

when my camper is level on level ground and stabilizers are down,my camper leans noticably when slideouts are extended,has anyone else experienced this problem.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:49 AM   #2
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Although the ground may appear level it's hard to determine if a large area is truly level with out a transit. Did you check for level inside before deploying slides? But it doesn't sound normal to lean noticably. What kind of soil? Did you put some boards under the stabilizers and tires to spread out the footprint?
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #3
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I have had this problem but I've only had my trailer for a few weeks; so it is work in progress. My last mistake was to deploy the slide before I put the stabilizers down.

I have yet to install permanent level indicators yet but I do use a 3' level to level my trailer.
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I was on an asphalt camping pad,and used a level on back bumper and on inside floor,i also had a 2 x 6 piece under each stabilizer.As i extended slides DW watced level on floor and the bubble moved as slides went out,to an unlevel position.I have had other campers before and never experienced this.
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I was on an asphalt camping pad,and used a level on back bumper and on inside floor,i also had a 2 x 6 piece under each stabilizer.As i extended slides DW watced level on floor and the bubble moved as slides went out,to an unlevel position.I have had other campers before and never experienced this.
We have the same issue on our V-Lite, which has two slides on the same side of the TT. I have found using a 1 inch board or so under the tires of the side with the slides helps to level everything out once the slides are extended. Maybe this will help in your case.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:27 PM   #6
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We have the same issue on our V-Lite, which has two slides on the same side of the TT. I have found using a 1 inch board or so under the tires of the side with the slides helps to level everything out once the slides are extended. Maybe this will help in your case.
I'm not the smartest tool in the shed, but how do you get the boards under the tire once the slides are extended?
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They are some big slides. Lots of weight and torque. There is naturally going to be a little sag in the suspension.I like for my 318 to lean a little that way. Keeps the water running off the slides in the right direction.....If you do not like it, start the slide side a little higher. You have had slides before but these are beasts....deep and long.
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I'm not the smartest tool in the shed, but how do you get the boards under the tire once the slides are extended?
I am guessing he's puttin the camper off level with 1" board when parking and when they put the slide out its "more" level.
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I'm not the smartest tool in the shed, but how do you get the boards under the tire once the slides are extended?
Ahhhh, the trick is to put the board down, back the trailer onto it, then unhook and deploy sides during setup. Missed that step in my post. What can I say other than brain mush due to lack of camping lately.
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I am guessing he's puttin the camper off level with 1" board when parking and when they put the slide out its "more" level.
Exactly f1100. Thanks for the rescue.
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