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Old 10-26-2015, 12:06 AM   #1
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Slideout Supports

Is it needed to have slideout supports? I have a new 2016 Signature ultra lite 8325SS.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:30 AM   #2
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NO! Using them will void your warranty.
Slide supports are leftovers from the early days of slideouts, when the technology was new and there were issues.
Modern slideouts don't need them.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:42 AM   #3
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:18 PM   #4
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Thank you for the reply. Excellent forum for finding answers.
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Old 10-26-2015, 12:54 PM   #5
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Gosh, I hope not! (No they don't!)

After reading about problems with some people wanting to sleep in a bed that's on a slideout (without putting it out), I'm wondering if we should be sitting on the sofa when we stop for a potty/lunch-break while traveling...anybody know for sure?
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Old 10-26-2015, 02:15 PM   #6
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After reading about problems with some people wanting to sleep in a bed that's on a slideout (without putting it out), I'm wondering if we should be sitting on the sofa when we stop for a potty/lunch-break while traveling...anybody know for sure?
Some people do but I personally wouldn't. The slide typically comes up a inch or two when it's in the closed position and I can't image putting weight on it would be good.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:51 PM   #8
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No Concerns using Couch with Slide In

We have a 2016 Flagstaff Micro Lite 21FBRS with a couch slide. We have no concerns about sitting on the couch with the slide in for several reasons:
1. In order to put in the slideLock, a short person has to stand on the couch to reach it, thus full body-weight on the edge of the couch.
2. When the PID tech demonstrated the slideLock installation, he (all 200+lbs of him) stood on the edge of the couch to install it.
3. The slide has more side-wall support with the slide in than it does with the slide out.
4. When one sits on the edge of the couch when made into a bed with the slide out, there’s more leverage created than when one sits on the edge of the couch (non-bed) with the slide in.
5. When we had a motorhome, we hardly ever put the slide out while traveling. Never had a problem with using the couch.

Now if there are two HUGE people “romping in the hay” on the couch-bed, I’d be concerned whether the slide was in or out!
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