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Old 08-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #1
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Slide bracing???

WE will be living in our 5th 8528 for 6 months this winter. For those of you that live in one place for a lenth of time is there a need to brace the slide so they don't end up sagging? Are there any concerns when doing this and how is the best way? Would a cut to length 2x4 on edge be enough?

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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I'm not your target audience as I don't live in my camper for extended periods of time. But- most/all manufacturers indicate that you should NOT do this as it can cause damage if the camper moves as people walk around, but the slide doesn't as it is braced.

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Old 08-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #3
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Not recommended. There is the very real risk of damaging your slideout if a stabilizer jack slackened or a tire lost air on that side; causing the slideout to essentially be pushed up.

These were more common when slides first began to appear but the current electric and hydraulic slides can take the weight.
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