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Old 04-24-2011, 12:57 PM   #1
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Stabilizer on slide out

We are proud owners of 2011 26RLS with a slide out. We set it up and put the 4 stabilizers down. We were wondering if we should or could add two stabilizers to the slide to imrpove stability? We realize that we would have to be VERY careful not to twist the guides.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:06 PM   #2
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Not sure about the slide, but many have added a third set of stabilizers to the center of the trailer just in front of the front axle.This helps to reduce rocking and motion.
Here`s a discussion on the subject:


https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthread.php?t=2090
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:50 PM   #3
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I have been advised to never place a stabilizer under the slideout.
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Old 04-24-2011, 03:50 PM   #4
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I have been advised to never place a stabilizer under the slideout.
Would anyone know why this would be?
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:08 PM   #5
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My guess, and it's only a guess, is that in a perfect world it would be ok.
However we don't live in a perfect world and some of us (me included) might over tighten the stablizers under the slideout or loosen the stablizers under the frame first. This would put some stress on the slideout and possibly damage it. Again, just a thought.
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:10 PM   #6
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I have been advised to never place a stabilizer under the slideout.
We were told the same thing by the service manager at our dealership. He had another tt w/slide in for repairs which he believed was caused by putting an arm under the slide to help support it (somehow). Apparently the tt was parked on gravel or dirt and the tt settled in more on the slide side over the period of time the people were camping. They didn't realize it and the bar wound up pushing up on the slide which caused it to tweak. Hmmmm, I know what the tech was saying, but don't know if I explained it right .
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Old 04-24-2011, 04:21 PM   #7
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Agree with many other posts. Its always best to check the manual. If it states NO support under the slide, then use NO support. As Crabman pointed out, I too have seen a few trailers with extra scissor or axle stands jacks under the trailer's "main frame rails" - infront and behind the tires. Thus, creating a less wobbly trailer floor. If wondering, I did this to my trailer. And, it works great. NO support under my slide either.

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We don't use slide supports either for reasons mentioned above. In the long run they could do more harm than good.
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I agree with the other replies and for the same reasons...., never been a fan of slide supports.

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:46 PM   #10
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Thanks everyone. I never considered what would happen if the trailer settled more on one side than the other. It was just a thought and one that will not be followed through on. Thanks again
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