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Old 09-09-2011, 10:36 AM   #1
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Slide out supports

Anyone use slide out supports on their mh? Was at a cg this weekend. We had a pretty big storm come though. MH was rocking and rolling. We do not have jacks on our mh. Didn't know if the supports would help with roll movement.
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You would be better off putting stabilizer jacks on your MH. If the situation you mentioned, if you had supports on the slides but no jacks on the MH, the motion of the MH would have put stress on the slides, possibly damaging them. Even if you had jacks on the MH, if, for some reason, the MH should settle, slide supports would put an upward pressure on the slides, again possibly causing damage. Most RV manufacturers recommend not using supports on slides for that reason.
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You would be better off putting stabilizer jacks on your MH.......snip
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You do not want to use slide out supports on a motorhome or trailer. The slides are designed to support the weight. If something would cause your rig to "settle" or drop down (such as a tire going flat, slipping off a leveling support, etc.) the slide support would cause your slide to bend at the frame and do some serious damage to the rig.

These were dreamed up as something else to sell rv'ers that they don[t need.
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Slide supports are a great way to separate you from your money... They are not necessary, and if you jack them up to high you damage your slide out causing real expensive repairs. STABILIZE THE MAIN RV NOT THE SLIDEOUT.
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Thanks everyone for you input. "NO" slide out supports!
Maybe I'll look for some portable jacks to place under the frame.

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...Maybe I'll look for some portable jacks to place under the frame.
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I would recommend the following:

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ck-24-leg/5724

I had these on a fifth wheel and they bolted on and worked great: good support and easy to use, don't hand down as low as the scissors jacks.

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