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Old 04-18-2016, 07:38 AM   #11
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Level First

I have pasted the following from the 2016 Northpoint owners manual.

The RV must be level and the stabilizer jacks in the extended position.

Locate the slideout control switch. To move the room out, press the OUT section of the
switch and hold it until the motor stops (travel time is approx. 25 seconds). Operating
the switch after the room is fully extended will damage the switch and motor.
Make sure the interior slideout room path and the slideout room itself is clear
of people and objects before operating. Keep away from the slide rails and
gear assembly when the room is in motion. They may pinch or catch on loose
clothing causing personal injury. Failure to follow these instructions could

Make sure the slideout is in the closed position prior to hooking the unit to
the tow vehicle
Do not place excessive weight in the slideout room. It can cause the slideout
room to malfunction and cause damage to the slideout.

Additional support jacks are not needed under the slideout. Damage can occur
to your slideout room from improper use of aftermarket support jacks.
Make sure the vehicle is level before operating the slideout room.

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Old 04-18-2016, 11:49 AM   #12
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There mixed message was what I talked to customer service about. Told to level first than slides but if u have problems than deploy slides first than level. So flip a coin. Heads level first. Tails deploy slides first. So now we are 100% sure what to do

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Old 04-18-2016, 01:58 PM   #13
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Yeah it's been back and forth and it seems we all get different responses. I also think that this is a unit dependent issue as well. In my case and the OP. Our units have 2 opposing slides hanging past the rear axle which when you put down the stabilizers will flex the tail end of the unit. This could put added pressure on the back edges of the slides resulting in a bind.

A middle unit slide is going to react differently than a slide that has a stabilizer under it in one corner IMHO.

With that said, I have deployed and retracted under both conditions and have not noticed any issues. My issues all came from sequencing.

Just my observations with the longer units as there is frame flex.


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