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Old 12-01-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
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With both front sliders all the way closed does the passenger side slider floor platform stay 2-4 inches above the middle floor ?

I really cannot have anyone sit on that side when in travel.If someone was to step up on this platform in travel, it is quite possible to snap it depending on size of individual.
"Snap" meaning the plywood floor below the carpet.
There is no support and it bows to the slightest step, so I don't go there.
Was wondering if this is the way it is for all or do I have a problem?


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With both front sliders all the way closed does the passenger side slider floor platform stay 2-4 inches above the middle floor ?

I really cannot have anyone sit on that side when in travel.If someone was to step up on this platform in travel, it is quite possible to snap it depending on size of individual.
"Snap" meaning the plywood floor below the carpet.
There is no support and it bows to the slightest step, so I don't go there.
Was wondering if this is the way it is for all or do I have a problem?


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Old 12-01-2007, 09:14 AM   #3
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Yeah there is alot of bow in that area when slide is in. as that slide elevates when in. Ron
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Old 12-01-2007, 09:52 AM   #4
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Thanks Ron, .. just another thing that is not quite right, if you know what I mean..
Can you Imagine my 6'7" 400lb+ friend Mike having a seat there.....?
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Old 12-02-2007, 10:59 AM   #5
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Wing- IMHO, you shouldn't let anybody named Mike in your coach. Results will be bad newz to start, then comes the real trouble.

That PS floor issue is one to watch. The floor is a vacuum bonded assembly, about an inch or so thick (not the 2" of the coach floor). I believe the interior floor edge is an aluminum tube, and there is a plywood top sheet and foam core. The deflection appears to spring back out every time, although there will always be a bit of sag at least due to the weight of the recliner. If you were to drop a heavy load on the middle edge of the slide when in (e.g. some big guy named Mike), you might put a bend in the tube and create problems for actuating the slide. The bend could be reversed by prying up from the floor, but that's only a solution if needed.

From an engineering standpoint, the flush-floor design either requires a thicker section (and therefore a larger step up to the platform of the slide when in and the concomitant loss of headroom), or will have this sort of springboard effect due to its skinny thickness. WRV could go to a thicker tube-wall section (a lot thicker) to alleviate some of the springiness, but I don't think it would ever be w/out a sort of spring board feeling.
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Old 12-02-2007, 04:20 PM   #6
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Hi Mike,

Had a Newmar 5th for 6 years. The slide was supported by 10-12" rollers that carried the weight. A 400 lb load would not even phase it.

You could stand in the slides and they would go in and out with not a bit of difference. When in they were as solid as when they were out.

Maybe WRV should look at the slide mech in a Newmar product.

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Yeah, Big Mike's a great Guy !!! But I don't want to hurt his feelings and tell him he can't sit in the comfy chair while in travel....

It would be rather ah.... difficult to tell him he.... ah...is to big.....
This could lead to numerous unknown results...

I do agree for the sake of "well being" with SKP_member, for a number of reasons......... that WRV should look at the slide mechanism.
IMO- this just is not acceptable.....
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Old 12-02-2007, 09:53 PM   #8
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WRV designers are facing the same problem with the fourth slide that they have with the opposing rear slides. Only one side can have the full-size rams. That is why the rear uses a scissor-style mechanism for the curb slide. The large roller slide requires too much cross coach room to operate.
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