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Old 07-05-2016, 09:38 AM   #1
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Slides and jacks

Here's a chicken and the egg one:

What comes first when you setup: Slides or jacks? Does it matter? Ok to use slides without the jacks down?
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:42 AM   #2
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Slides on my unit do not move until it is level and jacks are down.
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:45 AM   #3
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That is a Easy one to answer,if the slide needs to be deployed to use the "Bathroom" I would Not wait to put the Jacks down! Youroo!!
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Old 07-05-2016, 09:49 AM   #4
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Haha thankfully everything, especially the bathroom, are fully usable with the slides in!

Slides on my DX3 do work as long as the engine isnt running, even on battery so no limits to needing the jacks down that are hard wired.

I've done it both ways, but was just wondering if there's a preferred method really.
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Old 07-05-2016, 10:04 AM   #5
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Jacks and level, then slides.
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Old 07-05-2016, 07:31 PM   #6
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Jacks and slides. Our dealer suggested slides then jacks due to the weight of the slides extended could throw off the leveling, but I have not seen the level change after we deploy the slides.


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Old 07-06-2016, 03:52 AM   #7
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I level first, and then deploy slides.


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Old 07-06-2016, 04:05 AM   #8
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You should always be as close to level as possible before you use your slides, the reason is they could bind on you if your not. In Youroo answer it's true because you should be pretty level when towing on flat land. Mine I have to open to get into the refer when traveling, but I make sure I'm on level ground when I do open it.
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I made a procedures checklist and put the level before the slides. It just made sense to me from a time management standpoint. I get what your saying about the actual level though but I haven't seen it be an issue yet.

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I made a procedures checklist and put the level before the slides. It just made sense to me from a time management standpoint. I get what your saying about the actual level though but I haven't seen it be an issue yet.

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