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valhalla360

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Posted: 03/03/20 04:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just try to pack heavy items to the opposite side and light items on the slide side.

Airbags will help level but the weight is still out of balance.


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On my AF990, the batteries, 2 - 30 lb. propane tanks, the grey and black water tanks are on the left side, which should offset the slide on the right.

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The Ford's tend to sag on one side when a full wall slide is extended. I've witnessed this to be true on my Arctic Fox 1140 and my Lance 1180 loaded on two different F350 duallies.
And I've seen the one-side-sag on other parked Fords with large single slides extended.

There is no sag with the slide retracted.
You're Ram should be fine.


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Keytag,

That's quite a plumb bob, but I question the appropriateness of that sketch in this forum.[emoticon]


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^^^^hahahaha


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stevenal wrote:

Keytag,

That's quite a plumb bob, but I question the appropriateness of that sketch in this forum.[emoticon]


That shows pretty well how high-placed COG can kick everything out of balance very fast.
Obviously I left to reader's imagination how COG at foot level would change the picture.





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Kayteg1 wrote:



That shows pretty well how high-placed COG can kick everything out of balance very fast.
Obviously I left to reader's imagination how COG at foot level would change the picture.


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Kayteg1 wrote:

Even in TC water tanks and holding tanks are over center


Apparently you haven't looked at an Arctic Fox. On the 811 and 990 the waster water tanks are on the left.


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What you should be worrying about is the issues that slides bring.
I’d only own one with slides if I didn’t intend to keep it very long.


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^ It’s another potential issue for sure. Anything mechanical can break.
We’ve been “lucky” I spose, but 2 old AF campers now and no slide issues.
However if it was getting extended and retracted 1000x a year vs 20x a year, or sat outside, I could see it becoming something that needs maintenance or attention.


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