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Old 08-29-2019, 01:34 AM   #11
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Correct, the math is absolute, however if your are talking about a large toyhauler the distance between the points where you can level the trailer is more like 20 to 25 feet, or the distance between the trailer axles and the axle on the tow vehicle. If you are dealing with 3 degrees or more then you will need what, 15 inches or more under either the truck axle or the trailer axels.
When I stop for lunch, a break, or overnight (hopefully without unhitching) I check the front to back level of the trailer first.

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Old 08-30-2019, 11:48 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by azdryheat View Post
No need to level for the slides to be out.
My Dutchman owners documentation recommends the tt be level before the slides are extended. Was told at the dealership that it could void warranty....

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Old 08-31-2019, 04:33 PM   #13
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I wouldn't put the slide out on my worst enemies camper unless it was leveled first.
I'm referring to any slide with the Schwintec system.

As far as the fridge thing, I routinely tow on roads that are well over 3 degrees and have never had a problem, shrug

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