View Poll Results: Extend the slideout first, or the stabilizer jacks first?
Slideout first, then stabilizer jacks 22 32.35%
Stabilizer jacks first, then extend slideout 46 67.65%
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Slideout or stabilizer jacks first?

Just curious about this topic.

Is the prefferred method to extend the slideout first and then put down the stab jacks, or the other way around? This is assuming side to side and front to rear have been leveled.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:57 AM   #2
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I usually put my slides out first, but don't have a reason for doing so.

On edit: I'm interested to read how others do it and plan on looking at my owner's manual next time I go to the camper.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #3
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We do all the outside stuff first which includes the stabilizers and then go inside and check for open cabinets or drawers before opening the slideouts.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:01 AM   #4
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I always slide out first then stabs afterwards, this way no second adjustments to stabs as camper slightly tilts due to weight differences of slide outs extended.

Just my reasoning for doing it this way...
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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Oppps poll results skewed.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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It all depends how fast the DW is setting up the inside. I don't think it matters, I'm sure I've done it both ways with no significance in difference.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:27 AM   #7
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The only thing I can think of is if you parked on uneven ground there might be a chance that the frame is slightly twisted, and if you extend the slides with a twist in the frame they might bind or distort! Therefore I level first, slides out second!! Just my logic!
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:03 AM   #8
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Slides out first....since they're "stabilizer" jacks, I get the camper leveled and slides out, and then deploy the stabilizers. This way I only have to touch them once and I don't risk overloading them. I've seen it done vice versa and have seen the stabilizers on one side or corner come off the ground after slides go out.....what do you imagine might be happening to the ones that are on the ground??? Just my personal preference, but seems to spare over stressing the stabilizer jacks and twisting the frame.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:24 AM   #9
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Oop's I mis read the OP question, I would put the slides out first then stabilizers, same rationale as LaydBack
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:31 AM   #10
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Slides then stabilizers or you will put a very large amount of pressure on them (especially if you have 2 slides on one side) and as has been said they are stabilizers not jacks.
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