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Old 07-16-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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2007 Surveyor Slide out

I own a 2007 Suryeror SV-291. I am thinking of purchasing a set of Slide-Out Stabilizers that extend from 20" to 34". I need to know what the distance is between the bottom of the extended slide-out and the ground. I would make this measurement myself, but the trailer is stored some 25 miles away and I forgot to take the measurement when I was last there. And this is the 38th straight day of 100 degree or greater temperatures here in SW Oklahoma. Thanks.

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Old 07-17-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Many trailer manufacturers do not recommend slide-out extensions for certain models. Before doing anything, I would call your dealer to see if that is needed for your trailer.

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Old 07-17-2011, 02:41 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for that advice. I have used the slide out before without supports and it seemed to work fine. It just seemed to me that extra support wouldn't hurt. If you know, why would the manufacturer/dealer recommend against stabilizers?
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Old 07-17-2011, 03:19 PM   #4
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They do not recommend the stabilizers because if the TT settles and the stabilizers do not then you put a up force on the slide outs. The older TT needed the stabilizers but the new TT have been engineered to make the slide outs stronger. My dealer also told me not to put a hitch on the bumper. I wanted to install a cargo tray. The dealer said that the extra strain on the frame could cause the upper walls to crack at the slide outs.
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:05 PM   #5
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Very helpful. Thank you. Heading to Colorado this coming Saturday for a week in the National Forest. Lots of snow this past winter have made for, reportedly, a heavy run off. Looking forward to the trip and the opportunity to fish, have a camp fire and relax with friends and family. Thanks again for your advice. As Forest Gump said "That's one less thing."
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