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Posted: 11/17/21 01:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anybody actually use a jack or support the slide when its out?


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Posted: 11/17/21 03:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Generally consider a bad idea...if the tires go flat, the supports will shove the slide up causing damage.

They are designed to sit unsupported.


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No need to.


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Posted: 11/17/21 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not god. There is always "movement" of the RV and supporting the slide will cause it to not "move" with the RV. That will wear the slide mechanism and cause failure.


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Posted: 11/17/21 05:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Slide supports are from the era before our modern powered (gear/hyd) slide outs and were needed to keep the then called tip out or pull out level.
I guess its possible some of those old trailers are still in use but I can't imagine they sell very many of those old supports.


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I have used them since 2010, actually have had a tire go down on that side with no
affect at all. When we stop for one night on a trip, I don't take the time to use them. when we setup for the duration, I install them with just enough pressure to keep them from falling out. The rig has less movement when used.


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Posted: 11/17/21 07:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not needed, but I see them a lot.

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Waste of $$$$

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I would think if you need a slide support you have an issue.


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