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Old 10-19-2014, 01:49 PM   #1
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Changing furniture on slide-out

Sorry for double posting this but I really need a quick answer! The previous owners removed the sofa and dinette in my 2011 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604. I got rid of the cheap furniture they had put in here and got a leather Futon sofa on a metal frame and I just got a desk that weighs probably 75 lbs. My slide is slanting downhill now and the weight change of the desk - the futon has been in here a while with no problem - has made the rig unlevel. Not sure what to do. I can't find a lighter weight desk anywhere. I've looked. How much weight can a slide-out handle? I know this sofa doesn't weigh as much as the original one - they weigh between 200 and 400 lbs. So I can't believe that I have more weight than what was originally in the slide area. Should I get those slide braces to use from now on? The ones that go under the slide and help support it? THANKS!!
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Old 10-19-2014, 02:21 PM   #2
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I know of NO Original Fac.installed sofa that weighs (200-400) lbs! Our BIG slide will support (Air bed Sofa and Table/chairs + people who weigh?) without SAG! Youroo!!
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:20 PM   #3
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Youroo - I called Forest River and those were the figures that they gave me. I was shocked to hear that as well. I'm going to call them again and make sure I haven't overloaded this thing. Now that I've brought the slide in and out it seems much better. No slant. No problem bringing the slide in and out either.
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:02 PM   #4
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I'd be very surprised if a jack knife sofa sleeper is 200 lbs.
But obviously your overweight if the slide out is now leaning.

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Old 10-27-2014, 01:07 PM   #5
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Sorry for double posting this but I really need a quick answer! The previous owners removed the sofa and dinette in my 2011 Rockwood Ultra Lite 2604. I got rid of the cheap furniture they had put in here and got a leather Futon sofa on a metal frame and I just got a desk that weighs probably 75 lbs. My slide is slanting downhill now and the weight change of the desk - the futon has been in here a while with no problem - has made the rig unlevel. Not sure what to do. I can't find a lighter weight desk anywhere. I've looked. How much weight can a slide-out handle? I know this sofa doesn't weigh as much as the original one - they weigh between 200 and 400 lbs. So I can't believe that I have more weight than what was originally in the slide area. Should I get those slide braces to use from now on? The ones that go under the slide and help support it? THANKS!!
DO NOT USE THOSE SLIDE SUPPORTS. I have a sofa, stove and Refrigerator on one. You can get it adjusted if your having a problem I'll attach how to do it by lippert.
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Old 10-29-2014, 09:48 PM   #6
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I brought the slide in, moved to another location, and when I put the slide out it was fine. I called Forest River again and they said it had self-adjusted. We went over the weight that I have in here and I'm not overweight. So I'm not going to worry about it. He said it's best to put new furniture in a slide with the slide in - so as the slide goes out it can adjust. I put the desk AND the sofa earlier, in with the slide out. Lesson learned.
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