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Old 03-13-2016, 11:04 AM   #1
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Slideout stabilizers?

I'm thinking to get two pairs of slide out stabilizers. Any insight on them? Good idea/bad? Do they work?


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Old 03-13-2016, 11:06 AM   #2
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You will hear pros and cons on the forum. I had thought about them and then after reading all the posts changed my mind when i considered where I camp and the possibility of damage to the slide. I went with the steady fast system to better stabilize things.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:08 AM   #3
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I'm thinking to get two pairs of slide out stabilizers. Any insight on them? Good idea/bad? Do they work?
BAD!

There is plenty of reading here about why you shouldn't.
A search will bring up many threads about this.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:13 AM   #4
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:19 AM   #5
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Thanks guys!


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Old 03-13-2016, 11:36 AM   #6
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From what I've read and understand of engineering principles, no way would I want to support the slides and risk goofing up the mechanism. I purposely set the slide side of the TT 1 1/2" higher when leveling the site. Once the slides are out the weight pulls it back close enough to level for me. I recognize there is a fair amount of shake noticeable as others walk around inside. I have to attribute this to the torqflex axles FR uses. What I am looking to do is use a set of ez lift jacks that will extend to 30" and place 1 on each side before and aft of the wheels at the frame rails. But, I designed and fabricated a special set of lift pads to to locate the force at the center of the rail, spread out the load and not go crazy with the extension of the jacking screw. My TT looks to have a fabricated c-channel as frame rails rather than an I-beam. The under belly is covered with corrugated poly material and is capped at the outer edges with some type of rt angled poly material as well, which I don't want to damage. None of the additional support will be on the slides only the frame.
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From what I've read and understand of engineering principles, no way would I want to support the slides and risk goofing up the mechanism. I purposely set the slide side of the TT 1 1/2" higher when leveling the site. Once the slides are out the weight pulls it back close enough to level for me. I recognize there is a fair amount of shake noticeable as others walk around inside. I have to attribute this to the torqflex axles FR uses. What I am looking to do is use a set of ez lift jacks that will extend to 30" and place 1 on each side before and aft of the wheels at the frame rails. But, I designed and fabricated a special set of lift pads to to locate the force at the center of the rail, spread out the load and not go crazy with the extension of the jacking screw. My TT looks to have a fabricated c-channel as frame rails rather than an I-beam. The under belly is covered with corrugated poly material and is capped at the outer edges with some type of rt angled poly material as well, which I don't want to damage. None of the additional support will be on the slides only the frame.
Curious if you did this? If so would like to see pictures. Thanks
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NO to slide out stands. I also set my TT about 1-1.5" higher on the slide side when initially "leveling" the unit. After the slides go out, the TT levels side to side in a mater of hours and stays that way.
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