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Old 04-19-2017, 03:00 PM   #1
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Are slideout supports a good thing?

We just got a new 2017 Wildwood 26 RLSS with a living room slide (couch and dinette booth). It extends just over 36 inches and imposes a slight slant when extended. Would a couple of slide supports under the slideout floor be a good thing? PDI guy said not needed, but I'm not sure he was familiar with factory recommendations. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:01 PM   #2
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PDI guy was right. Don't use them.
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:02 PM   #3
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Old 04-19-2017, 03:26 PM   #4
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You'll void your slide warranty if you do.
Should be something in the paperwork stating that.

Slideout supports are leftovers from the early days of slideout technology.
Modern slideouts shouldn't need them.
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:32 PM   #5
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Not recommended.....

https://www.google.ca/search?q=slide...F4PBjwTSoJ2YBw
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Old 04-19-2017, 04:40 PM   #6
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Most large slides seem to slant to the outside even when the rest of the trailer is level, I suppose it is so water drains off the top away from the trailer? In any event I asked that same question about under the slide supports on the Jayco forum when I owned one and the answer was a resounding no, do not use them.
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Old 04-19-2017, 07:29 PM   #7
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Thanks guys! I am cancelling the order and will let the slide support itself.
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Old 05-06-2017, 01:02 PM   #8
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If you got the manual with your RV read it - most don't recommend slide supports. As the RV settles the jack may push the slide up and the seals/gaskets won't do their job. If your dealer has slide jacks, he'll try to sell you some if he's slick Willy.
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Thanks guys! I am cancelling the order and will let the slide support itself.
good move, they sound good but in reality no so in my estimation
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I use the Barker slide supports to get rid of deck bouncing inherent in toy haulers. That's about the best use for them.
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I use the Barker slide supports to get rid of deck bouncing inherent in toy haulers. That's about the best use for them.
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