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Old 10-07-2018, 12:43 PM   #1
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Leveling RV with Slide Out???

Please help!! We level our Wildwood DBUD with our super slide closed, and we make sure it’s spot on level side to side using several bubble levels in the center of the camper. When we open the super slide after we’re unhooked from our truck, it’s unlevel! Can we open the super slide while still hooked to the truck, and level the camper? Any suggestions or advice is GREATLY APPRECIATED! We’re currently camping and need to try and relevel our camper.
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:23 PM   #2
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your RV doesnt care when you do it, as long as its as level as you would like it when youre finished
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I'm not a fan of moving or leveling the RV with the slides out. Especially a super slide.

I'm assuming you don't have auto levelers and use boards or lynx block type levelers. Heavy slides on one side can alter level when deployed. After a few times doing this, you should be able to determine how high to set the slide side so that when you unhook and deploy the slide, it brings it down to level. That's how everyone I know handles this situation with big slides.

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I'm not a fan of moving or leveling the RV with the slides out. Especially a super slide.

I'm assuming you don't have auto levelers and use boards or lynx block type levelers. Heavy slides on one side can alter level when deployed. After a few times doing this, you should be able to determine how high to set the slide side so that when you unhook and deploy the slide, it brings it down to level. That's how everyone I know handles this situation with big slides.

Good luck!
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your RV doesnt care when you do it, as long as its as level as you would like it when youre finished
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I'm not a fan of moving or leveling the RV with the slides out. Especially a super slide.

I'm assuming you don't have auto levelers and use boards or lynx block type levelers. Heavy slides on one side can alter level when deployed. After a few times doing this, you should be able to determine how high to set the slide side so that when you unhook and deploy the slide, it brings it down to level. That's how everyone I know handles this situation with big slides.

Good luck!
^^ This is good advice.

Determine how far out of level your rig goes once the super slide is opened and the simply make the adjustments necessary when leveling to compensate for the cantilevered weight of the slide.

On my 5th wheel with 2 slides on one side, I have to have that side of the rig a half a bubble high for it to be level once both slides are deployed.
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Open the slide and then level the RV. No idea how this could harm anything.

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Old 10-07-2018, 02:54 PM   #8
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Open the slide and then level the RV. No idea how this could harm anything.

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Well, I wouldn't.

I've seen the way some folks ram and jam on the brakes when positioning up onto levelers.

I wouldn't want my slides (or SuperSlide in the case of the OP) subjected to that.
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We releveled the camper with the slide out and made sure the center of the camper was level side to side. The slide side is still low. My husband thinks we only need to put our levelers under the lowest side of the camper to bring it up level. He said the slide side will be somewhat lower due to the weight of the slide. We’re on the worst most unlevel site ever. We have the Links levelers and we have the curb levelers. It does seem that walking around inside the camper is much more level now. It seems we level with the slide in, and once the slide is out it gets off level some. Thanks so much for your advice!!! It is very helpful as always!!!
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We releveled the camper with the slide out and made sure the center of the camper was level side to side. The slide side is still low. My husband thinks we only need to put our levelers under the lowest side of the camper to bring it up level. He said the slide side will be somewhat lower due to the weight of the slide. We’re on the worst most unlevel site ever. We have the Links levelers and we have the curb levelers. It does seem that walking around inside the camper is much more level now. It seems we level with the slide in, and once the slide is out it gets off level some. Thanks so much for your advice!!! It is very helpful as always!!!
A couple of your comments cause me some concern... If you leveled the center of the camper and the slide is still not level, maybe your slide is not adjusted correctly?

Also... yes you only put levelers under the low side to bring it to level. If you put levelers/blocks/boards under both sides, you really would change anything.

The only time I've ever put levelers/boards under both sides is when in soft, wet ground for support. Of course, I still had to add more to the low side.
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