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Old 07-14-2006, 03:49 AM   #15
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In our 34' Alpine I installed a slidemaster in the forward basement area. I find it to be an extremely well made product with a solid frame so you don't have to concern yourself with side to side dimensions. I purchased it with the plywood already carpeted and it would be hard to beat the price especially when the fit is perfect. It is all extruded aluminum and rolls very easily. It is offered as a manual or electric unit. I needed to shim it up to clear the cabinet lip. I would highly recommend it. The dealer put something in the rear basement which is poor. I asked for a Joey bed and it is an extremely poor substitute. I would go with the Slidemaster anytime.
Thats my 2 on the basement slides.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:31 PM   #16
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I also prefer Slidemaster, which I easily installed myself about a year ago in my '98 36FDS. It's a high quality product. I measured multiple times before ordering, and have two full width double-acting pass-thru slides. What I like about them is the low profile in that very little vertical space is lost with the slides compared to most of the other brands perhaps with the exception of Slimslider.
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Old 07-18-2006, 11:44 AM   #17
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Hey Guys, I understand the 08 APEX's will have electric lift chairs who can guess what next. It's only MONEY.
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Old 07-20-2006, 05:53 PM   #18
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I just returned from Slim Slider to the WRV factory to complete my visit. I have posted pictures of the new slide trays. So far I am very happy with them. As a side benefit they have a great BLM park called Pink House 1 mile away. Full hookups (30 AMP) on the clear water river. Nice paved sites and the best part $9 a day for golden passport holders or $18 for the rest of us.


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Old 07-21-2006, 05:48 AM   #19
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I've looked at sliders. The one's that came on my Allegro Bus aren't all that great. They don't lock in the extended position and they only go out to 50% extension, which is tough underneath a slide-out.

My dealer recommended the SlideMaster trays so I took a look at them. Theses trays can be custom built for whatever you need. They also have some models that can extended up to 120%, which will put the entire contents way out past an extended slide. They are very well built and RVers who have them are very satisfied. On the next coach I'll order it without factory sliders and then get the SlideMasters.
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:10 AM   #20
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I'm resurrecting an old thread. Just came back from the 5th anniversary rally in Hemet and I am more convinced than ever that I need basement sliders. My body doesn't like crawing into the basement to look for things that manage to get stuffed in the back, especially the heavy items. I saw some great set-ups on coaches there, and I know I will have some by this Summer's end. Has anyone installed a slider in the battery compartment? Even with the auto-fill unit my coach came with it seems that would facilitate keeping all the components and connections clean. I know Slimslider makes one. Thoughts?
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Old 04-30-2007, 11:50 AM   #21
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Joey Beds and Kwikee are two more manufacturers. But I don't have any in my coach, at least not yet. So I can't recommend one over another.

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Old 04-30-2007, 04:19 PM   #22
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Rick, I added a slideout battery compartment to my list for the Focus Group, but meanwhile, I will be interested in your findings on that topic. John and I would really like to add that to our new coach. Thanks for starting this!
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Gail- I did talk to Slimslider and they indicated they will and do build a battery compartment slider, but they will not install one at their facility due to liability exposure. It seems to me that some accomodation would have to be made to cable length where it connects to the fixed attachment points on the body/chassis. This would seem to also be a good opportunity to install the "bully-bar" set-up that was discussed at length in a previous thread. Those were beautiful installations! Like everything else, for me and many of us, it boils down to finding a competent person to install the whole ball of wax at one time.

By the way, your new coach is sure a beauty!
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:47 PM   #24
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Had a full set of Slimsliders in my 38 and moved most of them to the 40. They're great folks up there in Orofino and they can do just about anything you want. Don't feel the need for a battery tray - have all AGMs and rarely look at them.
(Just noticed - I had better update the picture.)
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Rick, thanks for the complement on our new rig. Obviously, we love it, as we paid extra for our blue paint job...and a lot extra for everything else (as compared to just keeping our wonderful 04).
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Old 05-01-2007, 06:36 PM   #26
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I easily installed a dual-directional Slimslider and a single side Slimslider myself two years ago. It was very easy to do. Bought the units at a National FMCA rally, and the units were shipped to me. The factory rep recommended the aluminum frames with plywood beds which are fabric covered. I like them because they're very low profile compared to other slides which set up higher which would cause you to lose an inch or two in clearance height.
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