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Old 03-28-2016, 07:10 AM   #31
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6 to 8" needed under your tires means You need Another Campsite! Youroo!!
I have to agree if your camp site is that unlevel you need to move to new spot and much more level ground. It also helps to have a larger foot area buy using Blocks or wood to make a bigger foot print for your landing gear.....
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Old 03-28-2016, 07:40 AM   #32
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We find that the side of our TT with the 2 slides needs to be 1 orange block higher than the other side prior to putting the slides out. We set it up that way, put the stabilizers down, push out sides the the trailer levels in a few hours as the slides side spring settles down a bit.
Same here. First trip, perfectly level, extended the slides and 10 minutes later we were half a bubble low on the slide side.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:11 AM   #33
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So it really is an unsolved issue with slides!


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Old 03-28-2016, 09:31 AM   #34
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Whatever the mfrg. requires, but generally level before sliding.
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:51 AM   #35
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So it really is an unsolved issue with slides!


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No it depends on" Your" unit and how You" Load" it! In regards to Cribbing/Shimming! Youroo!!
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:16 PM   #36
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I think I have the same unit as yours and here's what I found out. With slides on both sides I don't compensate putting the fridge side higher to begin with and haven't needed to, although I haven't setup in soft dirt or mushy grass yet.

I mounted a Camco 25563 AccuLevel on the pinbox and using a set of Andersen-3604 Camper Leveler blocks I just back in until level. Real easy and quick to do...

I also use a set of X-Chock Wheel Stabilizer 28012 and I found out I need to secure these before deploying the slide since the wheels are under the slide and it's a pain to install once the slide is out.

After the wheels are secured I'll plug in the power, raise the font landing gear, unhitch, deploy rear stabilizer, attach water lines, then deploy slides (in that order).

I found having the slides out early get in the way of setting up so another reason I wait until later, however, on one trip it was a tight space so I deployed a slide first just to make sure it cleared everything and could still walk around.

Whichever way you decide to do it I think it is important to be plugged in before running your front landing gear and operating your slides to provide all the available power for those motors. If shore power is not available then I leave it hooked to TV with engine running.
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:25 PM   #37
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Ditto we always level our tt first. With two slides on one side we put the slide side 1/4 to 1/2 bubble high when the slides come out that side settles to bring the tt to level
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.... I found having the slides out early get in the way of setting up so another reason I wait until later, however, on one trip it was a tight space so I deployed a slide first just to make sure it cleared everything and could still walk around.
Back when I had a manual awning, I could use the awning pull rod to measure how far the slide would project before opening it. Now I need to make a measuring stick out of an old hockey stick.
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