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Old 10-02-2016, 07:25 PM   #1
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Slide out question

Just purchased a 2016 palomino with 3 slide outs . Never used them before. We are weekenders with some week long trips. My question is do you need a stabilizer jack for the slide outs? Also, what maintenance do I need to do? Just want to keep ahead of things to prevent problems. Thanks
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Old 10-02-2016, 07:36 PM   #2
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Do not use a jack under your slides. They are made to support their own weight. You can use slide out seal protectant if you wish to condition the rubber.
Congrats on your new rig.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:00 PM   #3
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Jacks under a slideout will, in most cases, void any warranty for the slideout.
Those kind of Jacks are holdovers from the early days of slideouts when the technology was new.

Modern slideouts don't need them.
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Old 10-02-2016, 08:13 PM   #4
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Ok. Thanks a lot for the info !
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:45 AM   #5
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Do not use a jack under your slides. They are made to support their own weight.
Not always true.

The popup I owned previous to my travel trailer had jacks under the slide out.

You can see them in this picture -

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Not always true.

The popup I owned previous to my travel trailer had jacks under the slide out.

You can see them in this picture -

Was your unit a 2016 Palomino with 3 power slides? I think His is! Youroo!!
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Not always true.

The popup I owned previous to my travel trailer had jacks under the slide out.

You can see them in this picture -

Technically... yes for a PUP like this. But the supports are also something supplied by the manufacturer (not something you ask about adding) and a completely different slide than what the OP has in their 5th wheel.

For power slides... No!
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Technically... yes for a PUP like this. But the supports are also something supplied by the manufacturer (not something you ask about adding) and a completely different slide than what the OP has in their 5th wheel.

For power slides... No!
I agree. But as I told Youroo, I wanted to point this out so that later readers would not assume that ALL types of slideouts do not require jacks. That is all.
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