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Old 08-10-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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What is the proper procedure...extend slides, then level or level then slides?
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What is the proper procedure...extend slides, then level or level then slides?
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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I level and then extend my slide. It may just be me but I think you want your coach level before you extend. I do check my level after extending but have not found it out of level yet...
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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I always level and then extend slides.
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:39 PM   #5
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montanab, you're going to open a potato/potatoe can of worms here....

Not that it matters, but let me share with the masses your rig type:

RV, Manufacturer: 2006 Winnebago Vectra 40'er

I've heard both sides of this, but I always level the coach and then put the slides out. My reasoning is that the coach being level FIRST creates an "even" platform for the slides to come out, with no danger of twisting....

Funny aside here....You should see them DRIVING the coaches around the paint shop at Forest City with the slides extended!!
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I am the same as rebelsbeach, for the same reasons. Your owners manual may provide additional information.
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When you level coach level each rail side together meaning front and rear jack on unlevel side first, your yellow light, until light goes out or moves to other side than front and rear jack opposeing side rail until light goes out. Always move jacks in pairs so as to not twist the coach platform. When coach is leveled this way slides will move so the floor of slide will not gouge a grove into your floor. The slide rollers will move evenly over the level floor.
If you are low in the front or rear move either front or rear jacks in pairs to put off the light. You move in pairs so you do not twist the frame, or flex the frame causing your doors to bind.
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montanab most likely has the auto-leveling HWH system in the '06 Vectra....does it all by it's little self.
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:44 PM   #9
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I vote for level then S-l-i-d-e. For all the reasons given.
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Old 08-10-2006, 03:56 PM   #10
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If all fails, read your Winnebago owners manual which says to level, then slide...

Auto level here...push one button...and it does the rest automatically
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I always push auto level, go outside and do the other things needed and then the wife extends all the slides.

That is what Gulf Stream recommends, level first, then extend slides.

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According to the HWH rep at the Winnebago Rally last month the coach should be leveled before extending the main body slides (those with the outdoor storage cabinets attached). The bedroom slides can be extended at any time whether the coach is level or not.
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Old 08-10-2006, 05:36 PM   #13
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by FrontRangeRVer:
If all fails, read your Winnebago owners manual which says to level, then slide...

Auto level here...push one button...and it does the rest automatically </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I went with reading the manual first, which as stated above is level first then extend. They can't fault you in a warrenty claim if you go by the book.

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Old 08-11-2006, 06:41 AM   #14
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My Winnie manual says to level and then extend.

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