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Old 01-05-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
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Slide jacks???

Are they worth purchasing for a new full time RV'er? I leave the rv parked for months at a time. 2012 Sabre 34 REQS
I've read that they can damage the slide if the camper settles to much and also leaving slides out for extended periods un supported can also cause damage.

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Old 01-05-2014, 11:54 PM   #2
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slide jacks are a old holdover from the early days of slideouts, when they were called tipouts. it was a new technology back then and there were issues with the early ones.

no manufacturer recommends using them on modern slideouts, for at least the past 10 years. as you said, they feel they'll damage the slideouts.

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Old 01-06-2014, 10:06 AM   #3
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X2. Using them will probably cause more harm than good. We have a 2013 34-REQS-6 parked on a seasonal site. Our slides are out from April 15 thru Oct 15, never had a problem.
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Old 01-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #4
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While the owners manuals pretty well suck- they specifically say to NOT use slide supports.
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Old 01-06-2014, 11:10 AM   #5
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Think about this a minute. What if you have the jacks under the slides and then lose pressure in a tire on that side. All of the weight carried by the tires on that side will then be transferred to the slide which will damage it. And that could get very expensive, very quickly.
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