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Old 04-07-2010, 05:16 PM   #1
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Question Do you use slide out supports?

Never had a unit with a slide before. Dealer says dont use supports, others say use supports. Someone please help. Do you use slideout supports?

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Old 04-07-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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I had some made for our first slide out in 1995.Used them for one year then sold them in a garage sale. We have had slides ever since and have never needed them.

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Old 04-07-2010, 06:10 PM   #3
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If you use them, be careful about how. Make sure the supports "just barely" contact the bottoms of the slide arms. If they are actually supporting it, the seals around the unit will break/touch/break/touch/break and so on, causing problems both immediately with wear & leakage and water damage farther on down the road. Make sure you don't forget about them before you pull in the slideout. They're good for support if someone flops down on the couch, mainly. The unit won't suddenly rock as much, even with regular stabilizer jacks down. The structures on most trailers are made to support the slideouts.
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Old 04-07-2010, 07:59 PM   #4
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No, you do not need them. The slides were made with weight on them in mind. If there was a need for support, it would be provided (as in the rear slides of some TT's, or the Pop ups). If it did not come with a support, it does not need it.
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Waste of time, money and everything else you can think of. My first fiver I purchased two to support the large slide. Trying to get them just right, not to tight not to loose was a never ending battle. To tight maybe bend something or who knows what even worse. To loose it will fall down. I still have them they make great work supports
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Old 04-09-2010, 10:47 AM   #6
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NO, from what i've read, these were good for the earlier types of slideouts. but the newer ones don't need them.
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:40 PM   #7
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Slide supports be a No No.

They're not worth the $$. They can cause leaks at the sealing area.

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