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Old 02-25-2016, 09:51 PM   #1
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Slide outs Support them with stands or not

Heres a question. Does anyone else besides me support the slide outs with stands? I try to make the TT as stable as possible when we set up. I have even added another set of Jacks to the middle by the steps. I have read in a few places that this is a bad idea. What are your thoughts?
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:55 PM   #2
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Have owned multiple Jayco's since 1998 and have never put any sort of stabilizers under the slides. If I'm not mistaken I believe it mentions not to do so in the owners manual.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:09 PM   #3
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Dealer said never do that. They are meant to angle down for drainage and strong enough to support the weight.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:43 PM   #4
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Interesting you say "dealer said" My "dealer said" that it is no problem as long as you don't force them up away from the angle. I am just curious Because I see 50% that do and 50 % that don't.
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Old 02-26-2016, 05:47 AM   #5
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Well if your main jack stands underneath were to sink or fail, (or if you just retracted them without removing the slide jacks) the weight and angle on your slide jacks would certainly do damage.
Just my opinion, no data to back it up.
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Well if your main jack stands underneath were to sink or fail, (or if you just retracted them without removing the slide jacks) the weight and angle on your slide jacks would certainly do damage.
Just my opinion, no data to back it up.
Agree. I think that is why they recommend NOT to install them. If this situation were to happen, it could tear the slide out of the camper.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:48 AM   #7
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I use one only on the bottom step of the TT. Keeps it from rocking like a bassinet. As far as under the slides, I never have. I've also heard it's not a wise thing due to drainage and/or torqueing the slide itself.
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Not recommended. I have never used any and don't know anybody who has/does.
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Not recommended. I have never used any and don't know anybody who has/does.
When I bought my 24FB in Nov 2015 the dealer said " don't use support under slide".
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Well thanks for the comments looks like something I am gonna stop doing. I always hated setting them things up. Worst part of setting up and breaking camp was those things
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