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Old 10-09-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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First of all, thanks to everyone for all of the info. This a great forum. We just had our maiden voyage with our new Tracer 2700res and it is wonderful. My question... after getting level, do you extend your stabilizers first or put out your slides first. Thanks for your input.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:10 PM   #2
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Put down the stabilizers. When you get unhooked, and level, the camper is resting on the suspension, with the weight as is, and center of gravity, where is. If you extend the slides, the weight and the center of gravity will change, and it will cause a suspension change, and you will not be level any more. The stabilizers are are to limit or prevent suspension movement.

Hope you had a nice first trip and have many more.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:18 AM   #3
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I do as windrider suggested, but the tt can still lean toward the slide side even with the stabilzers down before you run the slides out. I usually set up the slide side slightly higher in order for the tt to level after I run out the slides.
After you set up a few times you'll be able to work out what's best for you.

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I normally level side to side then front to rear.
I also try to get slide out side just a hair low so that if it rains water tends to run away from slide out seals.
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I normally level side to side then front to rear.
I also try to get slide out side just a hair low so that if it rains water tends to run away from slide out seals.
Good point. The slide side slightly low should also help when draining tanks.
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Good point. The slide side slightly low should also help when draining tanks.
And keeping condensate from the A/C and general roof water from draining at the outside kitchen. I hate when it drips on me while I'm grilling....

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We also level the trailer and put down the stabilizers before putting out the slides. We usually end up with a very slight lean towards the slides which helps drain rain water away from the slide seals and helps keep a/c water away from the outside kitchen.
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Old 10-16-2011, 08:31 PM   #8
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Like everyone above said, a little lean toward the slide side is a good thing. Remember, these are stabilizers, not levelers. Use boards, the orange lego type blocks, etc. to level side to side; then level front to back; stabilizers; slide outs.
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I normally level side to side then front to rear.
I also try to get slide out side just a hair low so that if it rains water tends to run away from slide out seals.
X2,,especially the rain part!
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