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Old 07-12-2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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Any thoughts on storage compartment sliders? My dealer has suggested Kwikee Super Slider II units. I'd rather rely on Alpine forum members experience.
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Any thoughts on storage compartment sliders? My dealer has suggested Kwikee Super Slider II units. I'd rather rely on Alpine forum members experience.
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:31 PM   #3
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I installed the KSS2 unit in one bay so far, and will do 2 more. I like the easy kit ordering, and the range of sizes make it easy to find combos that maximize efficiency.
The Super Slider is a variable width (you cut the floor width to your liking), whereas the KSS2's are fixed, depending on which width kit you select.
Use a flooring or utility knife to cut out the carpet, about 1/2" square, where you will drill the holes to avoid running the carpet w/the drill bit.
CW has most of the widths/lengths but not all. I got a 60" deep x 44" wide setup from HilltopRV.net, but I found their website difficult to deal with. The toll free # worked perfect.

I used 1/2" 5-ply plywood for the floor, which leaves the metal cross-bar(s) exposed by 1/16th of an inch or so. They try to con you into using 3/4" plywood, but that's a waste of height as far as I can see. And I'm pretty jealous of every fraction of an inch.
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:18 PM   #4
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Rick: I don't want to rub it in again, but ya shoulda bought an Apex.

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Old 07-12-2006, 04:11 PM   #5
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lots of Alpiners have slimsliders. www.slimslider.com
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:50 PM   #6
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Slimslider looks really interesting, especially due to the low weight of the aluminum and the minor loss of space due to the tight tolerances.
Is the aluminum durable as compared to the plywood trays of the other types? Anyone had slimsliders installed in southern California by someone reputable?

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Old 07-12-2006, 04:56 PM   #7
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Hello Rick:

I installed Joey Beds and I am quite happy with them. I know some other Alpiners who have also installed Joey Beds and are also happy with them.
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Rick,

I looked at Joey beds in Quartsite and then drove to Yuma to see Slimslider. Talked to the owner, and have our measurements. They would be very easy to install yourself as the rails come welded together. All you have to do is bolt them down. You are right they take up very little space compared to others and are much lighter. On the other hand they are about twice as expensive as the Joeys would have been installed.
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I have an appointment Monday at Slim Slider to have my coach measured for Slim Sliders and have them installed. I will let everyone know how it turns out. I spent a lot of time prepping. I moved my inverter, vacuum, cord real and the 2 water tank floor supports. This allows a 5'x 8' slide, 5'x5.5 with a 2foot dog leg extending the full width in the front bay and a 30" x 5.5 in the back bay (no easy way to relocate the Hydro Hot unit).
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Are the Slim Sliders you're using manually operated or motorized?
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I am considering 1 electric that my tool chest will be on. I will make up my mind when I get there.
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I just went home to take a quick measure of the storage area. On a 36MDDS, without modifying anything, it looks like you can install a 4' x 8' in the front side, and you can install a 30" x 8' on the back part without interferring with anything. I'm guessing you can get yet another slide of 18" x 5' against the rear wall, or just leave that part without a slider for storing things you don't often need. The 4' and 18" wide sliders should be able to slide both directions for easy access.
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That last sentence should read 4' and 30" wide sliders
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FYI Rick,
You can edit your own posts by clicking on the center icon at the lower right corner. Saves having to post a correction post. Looks like you are really enjoying your new toy. I am envious. Mine is a ways off yet.
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