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Old 02-24-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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Slide Support - Apex

We have a slide on our recently purchased Apex 258RKS. Far from a super slide, the lateral travel in approximately 3'. Should we utilize a slide stabilizer(s) when the slide is extended? Is there any need to support the slide externally?

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Old 02-24-2013, 11:10 AM   #2
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Almost always with modern slides, the answer is no slide supports. Not only are they recommended, but they can actually damage the slide/slide to camper connection.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:32 AM   #3
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Great! Thanks, less work is always welcome!
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:12 PM   #4
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there a couple of threads already asking this question.
bottom line, slide supports are an old holdover from the early days of slideouts, when the technology was new. modern slideouts don't need them and usually somewhere in the manual or the trailer, it's recommended NOT to use supports.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #5
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that apex is a neat looking trailer. lots of good info here, don't be a stranger!
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Old 03-04-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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We've had 4 campers. all with between 1 to 4 slides, and have never used them. Never had a problem.
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Old 03-04-2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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I'll try to help when I can, but something tells me that I'll be doing more asking than answering!!

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Old 03-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #8
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Nothing wrong with asking. If nobody asked, then nobody would answer, then we wouldn't have a forum .
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