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Old 12-04-2013, 06:25 PM   #1
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Forest River FR3 slide out mechanism

I really like and am considering the FR3 30DS. It will be our first RV, If you don't count a 1963 VW camper.
Any way, I was looking at the slide out mechanism. It is a cable and pulley mechanism. It looks like it might be a nightmare to install and align, and given the manufacturing issues I read about on this and other forums, I am more than a little concerned.

Any one have any experience with the FR3 slide outs?

Sorry I am being so vague about the mechanism but the manufactures name escapes me at the moment

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Old 12-05-2013, 04:19 AM   #2
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Cable operated slide systems have been out for years. There is nothing inherently wrong with them over their more common counterparts. They do require a bit more "maintenance" by checking/tightening loose adjusting hardware (which is the largest single problem with all-cable operated units), perhaps a bit more lubrication, but nothing earth shattering that should prevent you from buying the coach that fits you. Now, if you were considering a unit with the Schwintek geared-track slide system, I could offer you some negative advice :-) Just my $0.02 cents worth.

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Old 12-07-2013, 07:26 PM   #3
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I believe the cable system is made by Accuslide.
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