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Old 03-04-2015, 06:19 PM   #1
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Newbie question about slide outs.

Sorry if this sounds stupid but is it safe to put the slide out without the stabilizer legs down on the corners of your RV. Specifically the hideout 28bhs?

I just have visions of it tipping over!

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Old 03-04-2015, 06:23 PM   #2
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Sorry if this sounds stupid but is it safe to put the slide out without the stabilizer legs down on the corners of your RV. Specifically the hideout 28bhs?

I just have visions of it tipping over!

Regards.

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Fear not! Your RV will stay upright if you put the slide out without having the stabilizer legs down - regardless of what model it is.

Remember --- there are no "stupid questions".
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Old 03-04-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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Haha,

I just have to reassure the wife!

Many thanks.

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Old 03-04-2015, 07:18 PM   #4
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When parked in the yard we never put the jacks down but generally have the slide open, never a problem.
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Old 03-05-2015, 01:48 PM   #5
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Also remember on your slides that your trailer needs to be pretty level. The other day I pulled mine in and thought the ground looked pretty level so didn't get the level out or do anything to level it up. Extended the slides and went to bed. Tried to pull the slides in the next day and the two big ones gave me heck trying to get them in. Had to retract a bit, extend to straighten it, then retract again until it was in. Checked level and I was much more unlevel than I thought. Put blocks under it and...problem solved. Just something to think about as you start using the slides. First time it happened to me and first time I was too lazy to check level
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Old 03-05-2015, 04:28 PM   #6
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Good to know thanks.
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:01 AM   #7
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We've read that if the slide is a table and seating, you shouldn't sit there unless the slide is out - that there's a lack of support for the weight. Is this true?
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Old 03-07-2015, 10:24 AM   #8
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We've read that if the slide is a table and seating, you shouldn't sit there unless the slide is out - that there's a lack of support for the weight. Is this true?
Pretty much all newer slides have "level" floors when extended. When retracted the floor of the slide lifts up and rides above the main floor, so there isn't any support along the length of the slide at the inner edge. The floor is attached to the walls so it is "hanging" by the walls when retracted.
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Old 03-08-2015, 04:14 AM   #9
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Pretty much all newer slides have "level" floors when extended. When retracted the floor of the slide lifts up and rides above the main floor, so there isn't any support along the length of the slide at the inner edge. The floor is attached to the walls so it is "hanging" by the walls when retracted.
This EXACTLY. On our Passport, our service tech at the dealer made a very strong point about telling us several times NOT to walk on the slide floor, especially the leading edge, when the slide is retracted into the trailer.

If you press down on the slide floor when retracted, you can clearly tell there is nothing supporting the floor. We are very careful to avoid the slide floor when loading and unloading with the slide retracted.
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