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Old 07-14-2013, 08:54 AM   #1
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Flagstaff 30wfkss Vlite leveling question

Hi All,

Just purchased a 30wfkss flagstaff Vlite. Awesome trailer, but had a quick question for any one that owns this model or similar. When I am on a level surface and the trailer is level and then open both my slide outs, the trailer gets alot of lean towards the slide out side due to the slides being very heavy. Any tips on how to easily level this rig after the slide outs are extended? I have the power stabilizing jacks, but they don't do much for leveling.

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Old 07-14-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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If I park on soft ground, like grass, mud, etc I usually level the trailer slightly higher on the slide side to allow for settling. If solid ground, I evenly level. I'm not sure of anything or any way to level side by side once you have the trailer set up with slides out. The stabilizing jacks should not be used for leveling or any major weight bearing for that matter.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:20 AM   #3
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The stabilizers are for just that, to stabilize the trailer as the frames are so light putting any amount of pressure on them will cause issues with the frame. I have the same issue with our 30WRLS as it has 2 slides on one side and I just get it level then add an extra 2x10 under the slide side wheels and that is enough to bring the unit level when I put the slides out.
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Thanks for the replies. What I figure I will do on the maiden voyage is back the tires on to a leveling block (or 2) on the slide side to compensate for the sag and then add an adjustable slide out support underneath for stabilization.

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The stabilizers are for just that, to stabilize the trailer as the frames are so light putting any amount of pressure on them will cause issues with the frame. I have the same issue with our 30WRLS as it has 2 slides on one side and I just get it level then add an extra 2x10 under the slide side wheels and that is enough to bring the unit level when I put the slides out.
x2. We have the Windjammer 3008W (Rockwood equivalent to your rig) and use our Lynx levelers on the slide side (when setting up and before extending the slides) to make the slide side 1 1/2" to 2" high. When extended, the weight of the slides levels things out. THEN you extend the stabilizers to "stablize" (don't try to use them to level things as they and your frame are not designed to be so used).
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:19 AM   #6
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The stabilizers are for just that, to stabilize the trailer as the frames are so light putting any amount of pressure on them will cause issues with the frame. I have the same issue with our 30WRLS as it has 2 slides on one side and I just get it level then add an extra 2x10 under the slide side wheels and that is enough to bring the unit level when I put the slides out.
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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then add an adjustable slide out support underneath for stabilization.
Your owner's manual most likely recommends against using slide out supports. The theory (and one that I subscribe to) is that they can cause damage due to the camper moving around with the slide not moving with it.
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I always let my stabilizers down on the back slideout side first, then do the front side, then open the slide outs. Works for me!!! Randy
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I have a 30WFKSS as well as a friend of mine. The stabilizers will not keep the slide side of the trailer from being lower when the slides are out. He had his v-lite first and told me about the leveling issue on the slide side of the trailer. He always makes sure the slide side is elevated about 2" higher than the none slide side using blocks under the tires. This allows the trailer to be level. I do the same thing and my trailer is level.
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Thanks for the replies. What I figure I will do on the maiden voyage is back the tires on to a leveling block (or 2) on the slide side to compensate for the sag and then add an adjustable slide out support underneath for stabilization.

Thanks Again!
Noooo ... no slideout supports!!! SaskCampers (and others) has the right approach since he now knows what added height is needed (over and above the ground being unlevel) to level the RV side-to-side due to the expected suspension sag caused by the slideout.

Slideout supports can cause a net upward force on the slideouts that could not be accounted for in the design. Then you'd have a different problem.
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I actually like the trailer to lean a little to the slide side so AC condensation drips off of that side away from where I am.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:54 PM   #12
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As for the lean, I just replaced my axles to fix the lean. The left side axles sagged about 1 1/4" which I thought was a little much. Now it's a tad higher than the right side but I'm sure over time, the extra weight on that slide will compensate well. I'm with WMoses, DON'T use anything to support (or lift) your slides. I think you would be asking for trouble with them...and get the trouble quick.


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