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fj12ryder

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Posted: 06/27/19 06:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2012Coleman wrote:

I read the op's question about slides out while overnighting at Walmart - he didn't ask if lawn chairs were OK.

I go by a Walmart every day at 5:30 am and usually see rigs in the outer lot with their slides out. As always stated, you talk with the management and ask specific questions.

Some forum posters have a beef with this obviously - it really doesn't matter what their opinion is - check with the store and follow their instructions.
Actually their opinions do matter because they are shared by people who drive by those Walmarts and complain about the "campers" in the parking lot. To a lot of people "camping" and "parking" are two different things.

I share the opinion if you're going to overnight at a WallyWorld, be as inconspicuous as possible. And that includes slides in.


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Posted: 06/27/19 09:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sorry, I can't keep my fingers silent any more! This responses on this post are the reason why I quit posting completely on these forums. No one here has truly answered the OP's question. Everyone is side tracked, bashing the OP with WalMart parking etiquite.

Did anyone even bother to read her question? It started out:

"If we stop for a night at say Walmart"...

In other words, If we stop for at night at say (for example) Walmart.... what about my slides if I'm parked on an unlevel suface. Her question has nothing to do with WalMart. But no, everyone jumps on WalMart overnight parking.

Sheesh!

I sent the OP a PM and explained the possible repercussions if extending the slide outs on an unlevel plain.

OK, so bash ME again, and again and again. I'll post again in a few months!

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Posted: 06/27/19 10:03am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

An actual answer to the question, but wish I could have read it, instead of PM. Myself, I am maybe a little over the top, but I always level before running slide out. Hey...I even level front to back before running the awning in/out.[emoticon]

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Posted: 06/27/19 10:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DutchmenSport wrote:

Sorry, I can't keep my fingers silent any more! This responses on this post are the reason why I quit posting completely on these forums. No one here has truly answered the OP's question. Everyone is side tracked, bashing the OP with WalMart parking etiquite.

Did anyone even bother to read her question? It started out:

"If we stop for a night at say Walmart"...

In other words, If we stop for at night at say (for example) Walmart.... what about my slides if I'm parked on an unlevel suface. Her question has nothing to do with WalMart. But no, everyone jumps on WalMart overnight parking.

Sheesh!

I sent the OP a PM and explained the possible repercussions if extending the slide outs on an unlevel plain.

OK, so bash ME again, and again and again. I'll post again in a few months!


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I've quit posting for the same reasons. I occasionally lurk but there's just too many jack-wads allowed to dominate the forum unchecked.

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Posted: 06/27/19 10:54am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yeah Dutch, GREAT reply!! Stick to the OPs actual questions and quit being so PC other folks!!


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Posted: 06/27/19 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DutchmenSport wrote:

Sorry, I can't keep my fingers silent any more! This responses on this post are the reason why I quit posting completely on these forums. No one here has truly answered the OP's question.

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I sent the OP a PM and explained the possible repercussions if extending the slide outs on an unlevel plain.


I think I actually did answer that question- second response on the thread. [emoticon]

Now, it does seem that our answers may differ from one another (with your mention of "possible repercussions"). But that's the beauty of forums- we can respect each other's opinions.


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Posted: 06/27/19 11:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I was a "jack-wad", I apologize. I wasn't trying to be one, but I guess I didn't answer the original question.


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ependydad wrote:

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I think I actually did answer that question- second response on the thread. [emoticon]

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Your's was the closest answer, but adding the code is what led this thread down the rabbit hole and everyone followed.

Here's a shortened version of my PM to the OP and a response for forum member MFL:

Every camper, make model, brand, style, and class is capable of deploying slides on uneven surfaces without any damage or mechanical failures. BUT every camper has it's limitations where too much of a lean, forward to back, or side to side is too much. If in a lean too much the slides can jam and attempt to extend or retract crooked. When that happens, your slide is in trouble! NOW!!! the clincher is, every camper ... EVERY camper has it's own limitations and no two campers are the same. One may be able to withstand a 4 percent incline another only .5 perfent incline.

EVEN IF parked in a WalMart on an incline, no one is going to complain if you put board or lego blocks under one side of the tires to level it out. I do this often myself, even when pulling into a Burger King restaurant paring lot and we eat in the camper because the dogs cannot go inside. In all the years we've owned RV of one sort or another, no one has ever said a word about us parking and rolling one side of the trailer tires on some lumber.

For the OP, it's always best to attempt to level as much as possible first. But only YOU know your own camper and it's limitations.

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DutchmenSport wrote:

ependydad wrote:

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I think I actually did answer that question- second response on the thread. [emoticon]

...


Your's was the closest answer, but adding the code is what led this thread down the rabbit hole and everyone followed.


Heh, I took the first response to be falling down that rabbit hole. But I do see how mine pushed it along handily.

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DutchmenSport wrote:

Sorry, I can't keep my fingers silent any more! This responses on this post are the reason why I quit posting completely on these forums. No one here has truly answered the OP's question. Everyone is side tracked, bashing the OP with WalMart parking etiquite.

Did anyone even bother to read her question? It started out:

"If we stop for a night at say Walmart"...

In other words, If we stop for at night at say (for example) Walmart.... what about my slides if I'm parked on an unlevel suface. Her question has nothing to do with WalMart. But no, everyone jumps on WalMart overnight parking.

Sheesh!

I sent the OP a PM and explained the possible repercussions if extending the slide outs on an unlevel plain.

OK, so bash ME again, and again and again. I'll post again in a few months!
Sorry, but what you took from the OP and what I took from it are two different things.

You saw the question "Can I put my slides out if the trailer isn't level?". Wondering about if it's okay to put out the slides without leveling.

I saw the question "Can I put my slides out in a Walmart parking lot if it's level?" Wondering if it's okay to put out slides in a public parking lot like WallyWorld.

It's a bit of an ambiguous question that can be interpreted different ways, obviously.

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