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Old 07-09-2016, 02:05 PM   #1
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I have a 35ft Rockwood trailer with three slideouts. The trailer is in a permanent spot in a campground. It is new this year in April, will probably not be towed unless I decide to go south for the winter. I am wondering if the warranty will be affected if I put stabilizers under the slideouts. I know they do not have to be there and I know the slideouts are not to be "jacked" up. I put the stabilizers under them simply to keep them from "bouncing" in any way when walking in them. They are only snugged up so they are tight.
I was hoping to get this to someone from Forest River but not sure how to do that so decided to try this.
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Old 07-09-2016, 02:27 PM   #2
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The slides are supported by the trailer walls. Putting anything under the slides will either break the gear that moves the slides in and out or cause issues with the drop down floor level joint causing it to jam. Better to put JT strong-arms on the stab jacks to stabilize and also use X-Chocks on the wheels. Then if not enough a inexpensive scissors jack between the tires on the subframe to tighten things up.
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Crib it up and remove the tires.

The suspension and tires is where the bounce comes from.
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I was hoping to get this to someone from Forest River but not sure how to do that so decided to try this.
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:38 PM   #5
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This guy tried what you are proposing and Still had BAD results! He had (14) jacks under it! Crib the Frame since you are Perm! Youroo!!
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I use 4 jackstands that I got from Wally World for about $35. I put them between the stabe's and the wheels. Just snug them up to be solid. NOT MEANT TO BE LEVELERS!! I've heard that it's not healthy to put anything under the slides. To each his own, though.
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Don't do it. My owners manually specifically said not to (Sabre fifth wheel).

You can use the Contact Us from on www.forestriverinc.com to contact your warranty manager, I believe.
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Don't do it. My owners manually specifically said not to (Sabre fifth wheel).
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