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Old 02-10-2020, 06:50 PM   #1
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Auto-Level - Slides In or Out??

I have seen a lot on using the auto-level systems but not much on whether to do the auto-level with the slides in or out. I am pretty sure that the sales folks told us to level the trailer with the slides in, but I have seen it both ways on different forums.

What are the thoughts here? We always level the trailer using the auto-level and whatever blocks are needed, and then extend the slides.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:53 PM   #2
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Itís better to auto level before extending the slides.
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Old 02-11-2020, 02:38 AM   #3
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I keep the slides in to reduce stress on the leveling jacks & the slides themselves...
I have at times tweeted the level with the slides out (mainly due to a jack sinking into the ground a day or two after the initial level)...
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Old 02-11-2020, 05:50 AM   #4
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The $64000 question.

Either way works but wife tells me to keep slides in...
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Old 02-11-2020, 06:17 AM   #5
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IF you have cable slides. You need to deploy the slides Afterthe trailer is level to avoid the slides becoming mis-aligned. Just sayin"
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Old 02-11-2020, 07:54 AM   #6
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The real title for this thread should be;

ďCan the slides be put out when the rv is not level?Ē

When you look at it that way, it doesnít sound like a good idea if its not level. All the parts of the slides need to work harder, it a good idea.

With all that said, Iíve deployed slides when itís close to level like at a rest stop or store parking lot. Luckily we can get to the bathroom without messing with the slides.
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