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Old 04-10-2014, 04:06 AM   #1
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should the slides go out first before leveling or level first?
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:32 AM   #2
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We have always leveled first.
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Old 04-10-2014, 10:28 AM   #3
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We opened up this past weekend for our third year. Leveled with slides in and when they where out then manually tweaked. Ours always goes out of level when the slides are extended usually high in the front. Initial leveling can a bit stressful.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:21 PM   #4
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It isn't critical either way IMHO

If you have a residential fridge, level just needs to be to the point of not 'bothering' you with the angle when sleeping (or doors opening on their own )

With an rv absorption type fridge there's a need to be a little more level so the gases flow in the fridge, but still doesn't have to be PERFECT for it to work...

So doing one or the other first really doesn't matter to me except that it's usually the first thing I do when hooking up and it's leveling before the wife is inside doing her thing !

wouldn't want her to get seasick from the swaying !
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Old 04-10-2014, 04:01 PM   #5
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The only reason I would level before the slides, is I can control the slides, but I can't control the leveling. If I'm a little too close to trees or pedestals or rocks or anything else they like to put on the campsites, I would be afraid of hitting them with the extended slides. Minor concern, but the only reason I can think of to do one before the other.
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Old 04-10-2014, 05:58 PM   #6
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I always level first. My thoughts are it is easier on the slides since they don't bounce any than. I will tweek the leveling with the slide out but will have them in for any major movement.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:39 PM   #7
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FWIW, when staying in one place for a while (i.e. Several months) we find the need to "relevel" the rig. This is partially to actually relevel and partially to reset the jacks so they stop popping. When I do this I leave the slides out.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:55 PM   #8
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I level with slides in and then open up. Will check level if longer than 3 weeks, then adjust.
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Old 04-11-2014, 02:45 AM   #9
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I was told level first less stress on the slides that way
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:03 AM   #10
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Thanks everyone it will be parks in a camp ground all summer since I am hosting this years so it sounds like I need to re level every now and then.
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