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Old 10-15-2016, 02:08 PM   #11
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using slideout supports MAY void the slideout warranty.

you shouldn't need a slideout support for modern slideouts.
they are leftovers for the early days of slideouts, when they were a new technology.

i would contact Lippert before using them.

it would help if you posted year/make/model of RV you have.
or put it in your sig line.
I agree. It is not the first time that I heard it may void your warranty and it may also cause damage to your slide-out. I have seen people put supports under their slides and just shake my head. Never mind the tires losing pressure but think of the wind rocking the trailer side to side. Don't tell me that the retractable bars on jacked up slides won't be damaged. If you are going to use supports, put them on the frame of the RV and not the slides. By the way, smart thinking on your part to check with the forum and find out information beforehand.
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:54 PM   #12
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NO SUPPORTS, you will cause more damage than any benefit you may get.
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Old 10-15-2016, 07:54 PM   #13
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I guess we are in the very small minority who use them. If we are staying a week or a month or longer we will and do use them. If only a night or two we do not. I set them so they touch the gear arm snugly, not tight and use them on our two longest slides. Have used them as long as three months with no damage. Their use, to us, seems to take some more of the side to side roll out of the rig

When you set with them for any length of time you need to check them at least once or twice a week and also keep your eye on your tire pressure. Our fifth wheel is our home so I tend to be more conscious of this than other folks might be.

This is a subject that has alot of opinons-this is ours.
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I am at a seasonal site and I leave them installed the whole summer without any issues. I use my 6 point hydraulic levers and the tires do not touch the ground so I don't worry about a tire going flat.
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Old 10-15-2016, 10:39 PM   #14
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Volvoandgrump. does your RV manufacture recommend putting supports under the slide out when staying for a extended time? don't know just ask'n
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Old 10-15-2016, 11:59 PM   #15
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Volvoandgrump. does your RV manufacture recommend putting supports under the slide out when staying for a extended time? don't know just ask'n
Don't know, never asked. I will check with them next week and see what they say.
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Old 10-16-2016, 01:01 AM   #16
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I use one support under each slide just snug them not lift slide.Takes a lot of wiggle out.I have Lippert 6 point level and they still lessen the wiggle.some of the coments made me smile,sound like a lot of space cadets out there.
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Old 10-16-2016, 05:20 AM   #17
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I agree. It is not the first time that I heard it may void your warranty and it may also cause damage to your slide-out. I have seen people put supports under their slides and just shake my head. Never mind the tires losing pressure but think of the wind rocking the trailer side to side. Don't tell me that the retractable bars on jacked up slides won't be damaged. If you are going to use supports, put them on the frame of the RV and not the slides. By the way, smart thinking on your part to check with the forum and find out information beforehand.

Prior to putting supports there, I plan on putting a jack stand under the shakle of each wheel. Then I won't have to worry about a tire going flat.

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Old 10-16-2016, 11:45 AM   #18
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I used them to stop the shaking in the trailer on my previous trailer. The one I have now has the self leveling system and it has the 6 point stabilizing so I don't need them. It made a big difference in stopping the shake. I never had a problem with them causing any damage. I had them on for three months at a time.

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Don't know, never asked. I will check with them next week and see what they say.
Sent an email to a random dealer. When i get a reply i will post it.
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Forest River Inc

Thank you for contacting Cedar Creek Customer Service. We leave it up to the customer however, we do not recommend it due to the fact that our units are reinforced very well if you put a support under the slide out it may cause some potential risks for damaging your unit.

We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your Cedar Creek product.
Thank You,
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