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Old 03-04-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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I just purchased my new 289SR in December. I see in Camping World they have supports to put under your slide while out to prevent bending and rocking of unit, I would like to know if anyone has any insight to this. I have not owned a unit with a slide before. I would also appreciate any input for towing tips, vehicle or hitch etc or any tips on the 289SR.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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The slide is not to have supports under them they are self supporting, if you do and the trailer settles you can put alot of stress on the slide and bend the slide frame.
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Old 06-16-2007, 06:08 AM   #3
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I suppose if you were on solid ground or concrete and you intended to leave the slide out for an extended period of time the supports would make sense. But then a lot of people bought pet rocks as well.
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Old 06-16-2007, 08:50 AM   #4
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Slide supports are NOT to be used, even if your rig is parked on blacktop or concrete. If your trailer should get a flat tire, well, then the slide sopport is going to exert a lot more pressure on the slide room. Slides are designed to be self-supporting. Don't use a support.

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Old 09-19-2007, 01:16 PM   #5
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I just purchased my new 289SR in December. I see in Camping World they have supports to put under your slide while out to prevent bending and rocking of unit, I would like to know if anyone has any insight to this. I have not owned a unit with a slide before. I would also appreciate any input for towing tips, vehicle or hitch etc or any tips on the 289SR.
The above posts are correct, you do not want to add outside support for the slide.

If the slide seems to sag more than it should, then you may have a problem. The service people at Stoflus (spelling?) told me about a Sunline with a large slide that was not adequately supported. They had to add somethin to support the slide. But he could not remember the model number. (also the slide was leading).

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Old 09-19-2007, 02:02 PM   #6
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I would set up my slider, then measure the distance from ground up to slider? Then load the slider with what you believe would be the maximum weight then measure again the distance from ground up to slider, If you get a noticeable difference from empty to loaded i would place jack stands under the frame section where the slider is, Then use suitable supports under slider to keep level, By placing jacks under trailer frame will prevent any drop of trailer in case of tires losing air or trailer settling and putting strain on slider,
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A guy rented the site next to ours for a couple months this summer with a Snowbird SE Fiver and he had slide out jacks under each slide. He cranked down on them so much that the slides were bent upward! He somehow managed to get a flat tire on it while it sat there, so I told him to immediately take the jacks out before it did any more damage. I don't think he ever did. I'd sure hate to get that FW.

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A guy rented the site next to ours for a couple months this summer with a Snowbird SE Fiver and he had slide out jacks under each slide. He cranked down on them so much that the slides were bent upward! He somehow managed to get a flat tire on it while it sat there, so I told him to immediately take the jacks out before it did any more damage. I don't think he ever did. I'd sure hate to get that FW.

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This why I stated to place jack stands under TT frame, Using my method the TT will not move!!!!!
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Yeah, he didn't seem to be the sharpest tool in the shed. I was glad to see him go. BTW, he also converted his fiver into a gooseneck. I never could figure out why he'd want to do that.

As for your method of supporting slides, it is a good idea if you have weak slide outs. Most slides are designed these days to be self supporting, which eliminates the need for any type of jack. Actually, a jack will hurt those type. Still, there are some cheap ones...

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he also converted his fiver into a gooseneck. I never could figure out why he'd want to do that.
Jon,

There’s many valid reasons and benefits to modifying a 5ver to a gooseneck, the biggest is that it opens up the whole bed of the truck for use when not towing. Remember that the gooseneck was the original 5th wheel hitch, not sure why the RV industry deviated from it.

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he also converted his fiver into a gooseneck. I never could figure out why he'd want to do that.
Jon,

There’s many valid reasons and benefits to modifying a 5ver to a gooseneck, the biggest is that it opens up the whole bed of the truck for use when not towing. Remember that the gooseneck was the original 5th wheel hitch, not sure why the RV industry deviated from it.

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I guess I see the good points of a gooseneck, but I still don't understand why this particular guy did the conversion. They appeared to be full timing and they had two cars. They had the Chevy 2500 PU for towing the FW, but it sat most of the time they were there. They had a Chevy Equinox for their touring vehicle. I see the advantages of a gooseneck if you have multiple goosenecks and one FW; it would make sense to have it the same. And then if you live on a farm or something where you use your bed all the time, you would want the bed for hauling things.

As for why the RV industry converted, I really don't know. It seems to make sense to keep everything the same. I really don't know much about FW's and king pins, but I'm guessing the gooseneck couldn't carry as much weight as a king pin could.

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