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spoon059

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Posted: 02/05/21 01:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd be more worried about the refrigerator, personally. If your camper is level enough to be comfortable, its level enough for the slide.


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Rover_Bill

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Posted: 02/06/21 12:51am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Repeatedly operating the side(s) before the TT is leveled at the campsite can cause them to go out of alignment. When you arrive at your campsite, level the TT as best as you can first, set your stabilizers, and finally extend the slides. When leaving, retract the slides first, retract the stabilizes, and then hook the TT to your TV. The slides should operate just fine as long as the TT is within 1-2 inches of level.

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Posted: 02/06/21 05:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When I had a TT with a single large slide, I found that if I was level side to side before putting the slide out, that it would end up low on the slide side due to the weight of the slide extending.... Now this may have been caused by the fact that we always boondock and the ground under the jacks was compressing...If you are in campgrounds with a solid surface slab, it may not happen. If it does, just start out with the slide side a little high. My subsequent RVs with opposing slides stay level.


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Posted: 02/06/21 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This^^^^.
Our trailer always leans a bit to the slide side after deploying it if I level the trailer first. I have found the best was to level it side to side but leave the slide slide one or two marks on the bubble level high. My bubble levels are mounted on the front of the trailer and one one the side. After a while you learn how much to leave the trailer off level before deploying the slide.

I also put down the stabilizer jacks on the slide side after leveling but before deploying it. Even if parked on concrete, the slide side will be a bit low because of springs and settling of the trailer. The reason I put the jacks out before deploying the slide is because the front jack is under the slide and it is very hard to crawl under it and operate the jack.

I only went through this routine if we were going to be parked for any length of time. Never put the jacks down for an overnight or even a couple of nights.
Hope this helps you out a bit. [emoticon]
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