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Old 07-27-2014, 09:41 PM   #1
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Slide Supports

Kitty and I just returned from a week long camping trip. While at the campground I like to look at what other campers do. I noticed a camper with slide supports. You know a tall "jack stand" that supports the slide when extended. I have never gave them any thought until then.

My question: Who uses them, are they a needed thing for our slides?


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Old 07-27-2014, 09:47 PM   #2
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That camper you saw must not have this warning in their manual like it does in my Jayflight manual….

"Additional support jacks are not needed under the slideout. Damage can
occur to your slideout room from improper use of aftermarket support jacks."

I don't use them, although I have seen several folks who do. Maybe different side systems benefit from it.

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Old 07-27-2014, 10:02 PM   #3
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I also don't use them, and don't recommend them because there are to many ideal conditions required to insure that they don't cause damage.


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Old 07-29-2014, 10:12 AM   #4
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I think one of the possible problems is that if the RV is parked on soft ground, settling could cause a lot of weight to be placed on the slide. It's for that reason I don't use them. BTW, if you decide you want to purchase them, I have a set for sale...cheap

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Old 07-29-2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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I've wondered the same thing with a 32BHDS parked on a seasonal site - I am leaving my slides open from now until the end of October with no supports under them. The trailer will be parked in the same spot through the winter and the slides will again be open from next May until next October.

I'm "relatively" confident I shouldn't have any issues leaving the slides opened and unsupported.
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Old 07-31-2014, 03:02 PM   #6
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Someone invented and marketed the slide supports for people that have too much money and need to have everything under the sun. You would be better off to buy extra stabilizer jacks for the frame.

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