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Old 03-17-2014, 08:55 PM   #1
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Are slide out stabilizers a necessity?

New to tt's and was wondering if I need a slide out stabilizer? I have a super slide and a smaller one. Luckily our slides have always been on the high side of the trailer when we pull in so I generally use the slides to level the trailer. Is this a bad idea? Will this damage the slides?
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unless specifically recommended, current designs do not need slide stabilizers and in fact, could be damaged by supports as the rig rocks a bit.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:02 PM   #3
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It's a new 2013 rockwood 8319ss. They did not mention anything to me when I purchased it so I will just go on thinking I Don't need any. Thank you very much
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Slide out stabilizers not needed nor recommended on your 2013 Rockwood.
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New to tt's and was wondering if I need a slide out stabilizer? I have a super slide and a smaller one. Luckily our slides have always been on the high side of the trailer when we pull in so I generally use the slides to level the trailer. Is this a bad idea? Will this damage the slides?
You may end up mounting scissor jacks on the front and back of the main frame, but do not put anything onto the slides. If your unit comes with 'stabilizers', they are only that and are not to be used to hold up or Truly stabilize your unit.
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My owners manual said to NOT use them due to possible damage that can occur.
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NEVER use your slides as a way to level trailer. Only way to level side to side is with wood boards or leveling blocks under tires. Then use jack to level front to rear.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:57 PM   #8
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I'm not saying that I use jacks under my slides to level the trailer, it just so happens that whenever I pull into a site my trailer always sits high on the side where my slides are, so whenever I slide them out the trailer is level. If I were to level it before sliding my slides out my trailer would lean towards the slides.
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yep i get that. So you can put the slides out and then level, if that makes it easier for you, and just level with the tires on blocks.
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