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Old 04-10-2018, 12:42 PM   #1
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Level first?

I did a search but didn't find what I'm looking for. I have always leveled my 5th wheel, then put out the slides. Is this the correct procedure? I read on another site, that you should put slides out then level? The 5ver I'm asking about is in my signature.
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Old 04-10-2018, 12:46 PM   #2
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I always do slides first then level. I was told that you will have some setteling when you do the slides after you do leveling that could cause you not to be level anymore. Just my thoughts on the matter.
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Old 04-10-2018, 01:58 PM   #3
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Interesting. We have since 2006 leveled first then put the slides out. We are long timers and do this many times during the year. We never noticed any issues
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:17 PM   #4
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Interesting. We have since 2006 leveled first then put the slides out. We are long timers and do this many times during the year. We never noticed any issues
I used to do it that way always but when I got auto leveling that is what I was told to do....guess it just really depends on what you are comfortable with 👍
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Old 04-10-2018, 02:45 PM   #5
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I have always leveled then put out the slides. I was told some time ago that it helps prevent torque on the RV frame that may cause the slides to bind.
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:12 PM   #6
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X2 what Fred said.
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X3 to Fred’s comments
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Old 04-10-2018, 03:46 PM   #8
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I maybe could understand that on a very unlevel spot but if you are already level how much strain are you are putting on the slide?
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:38 PM   #9
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I would not be able to get to my wheels on one side- I do nor have leveling option- so have always leveled first.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:38 PM   #10
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Level, then put out 2 slides. Both slides on one side and it usually doesn't vary that much.
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Old 04-10-2018, 04:55 PM   #11
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Interesting. We have since 2006 leveled first then put the slides out. We are long timers and do this many times during the year. We never noticed any issues
That's what we have done also. But I read many posts on another site that say just the opposite?? It just seems if it's level then the slides would go out easier, with less stress. I have what I think are all the booklets that came with mine, but I can't find anything about this.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:13 PM   #12
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We have always leveled then put the slides out. A couple of weeks ago we were in the Texas hill country at a golf course for a week. When we disconnected the DW (who is in charge of leveling) said it says we are already level. But she did the auto level any way and it leveled but lowered the rig. She then put the slides out and all was good.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:19 PM   #13
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I have always leveled then put out the slides. I was told some time ago that it helps prevent torque on the RV frame that may cause the slides to bind.
x 4 for Fred, I was told the same back on my first one in 2002
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:19 PM   #14
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Level first.....listen to Fred.
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Old 04-10-2018, 05:25 PM   #15
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So what about the settling??? This is why with people that have slide outs for the bed they are sleeping with their heads pointing down!!!! But I guess everyone has there way of doing things. I will do what works best for me.
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So what about the settling??? This is why with people that have slide outs for the bed they are sleeping with their heads pointing down!!!! But I guess everyone has there way of doing things. I will do what works best for me.
not sure about your Rig, but if settling occurs, i can change the pitch on mine after it is first leveled, i just push a button
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Old 04-10-2018, 06:20 PM   #17
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Thanks for the help guys.... I will try the slide first then level. This is why I like this group...can have a good discussion about a topic and have no hurt feelings!!!!
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Old 04-10-2018, 07:29 PM   #18
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So what about the settling??? This is why with people that have slide outs for the bed they are sleeping with their heads pointing down!!!! But I guess everyone has there way of doing things. I will do what works best for me.
I only sleep with my "head pointing down",after consuming that "contaminated beer",while sitting by the fire.
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Old 04-10-2018, 08:50 PM   #19
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Level first. After leveling you can scroll down and see just how level you are front to back and side to side. After extending the slides you can check level again and you will be the same. I wouldn't be concerned about the side to side when extending the slides but if you are off very much front to rear you could put the slide in a bind. It's to easy to just push a button and level first and know you are safe.
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Have always leveled first.
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