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Old 06-02-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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Rockwood 8315BSS flex issue.

Hi, I just purchased a new 2011 Rockwood 8315BSS and with the slides out and someone sitting on the couch or table causes the bathroom door to not open or close. I thought about modding the strike plate to allow for misalignment but would rather limit some of the flex instead. Does anyone use jacks under the slides and where to locate them.

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Old 06-02-2011, 06:22 PM   #2
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FR and other companies, discourage putting supports under modern slideouts.
i think you may have a misalignment issue that may get worse if you put supports underneath.

i would recreate the issue for your dealer.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #3
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I have had this "problem" with my 2006 Rockwood 8315SS and my 2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS (The brother to the 8315BSS). Each time it has happened, I have found either adding or releasing a little tension from the corner jacks will put things back in alignment enough for the door to latch, regardless of the occupants in the slide.
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Same trailer here but with the Flagstaff name. I have found two things:
1) I 'level' the trailer with the slide side a little high. The trailer then levels out correctly when the slide is open.

2) put the slides out first and then lower your stabilizers - this fixed (for me) the exact same problem as you are having
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Old 06-02-2011, 07:53 PM   #5
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if you're using the stabilizers to level your trailer, that's a real possibility for what's happening.

stabs on an ultra-lite frame, are not to be used for leveling the trailer. that's what wood blocks or Lynx Levelers are for.
stabs or scissors jacks at the corners, if they are cranked up, can flex an ultra-lite's frame.
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if you're using the stabilizers to level your trailer, that's a real possibility for what's happening.

stabs on an ultra-lite frame, are not to be used for leveling the trailer. that's what wood blocks or Lynx Levelers are for.
stabs or scissors jacks at the corners, if they are cranked up, can flex an ultra-lite's frame.
Even using the stabs as intended, these longer Ultralights will flex. (BTW, I have NEVER tried to level my trailer using the stabilizers!) Usually only took 1/2 to 1 turn of the crank handle to fix the door problem. Of course, it was always fun figuring out which stab to adjust first Now, I have power stabs, so I have to adjust either the front or the back, can't just do 1 corner.

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I don't see where anyone said they use their stabilizers for leveling. These slides are really heavy and the flexing is coming from putting the stabilizers down before the slide comes out. It is so heavy that I put a 3/4" board under the tires on the slide side and the trailer is level after the slide comes out. Then I put the stabilizers down and all is well.
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This is what happens when you---

use your stabilizers for leveling...

Don't ask how I know.
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Lou.....How do you talk Your way into letting you get a picture of someone else's misfortune !! lol
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David,

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