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Old 11-19-2015, 08:37 AM   #15
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I do not understand yet another thread talking about the dependability of slides? There are hundreds and hundreds of posts on iRV2 discussing this subject. IMHO a search of iRV2 would have been a better option then starting another slide thread!

When it comes to slides it is very much a function of coach manufacturer and what slide make, manufacturer they use. This can also change from model year to model year.

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Old 11-19-2015, 03:55 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Betr2Trvl View Post
I just can not imagine that a MH, class A particularly, has much torsional rigidity. And that there are more than just slide problems that come about from twisting them........ And as you note most people even think about it. I am even very conscious of gas station entires........

I have a picture from a rear angle of my (ex) Porsche CaymanS going over the inside curbing at turn 3 on Road Atlanta which is probably a 60mph corner, and the curbing is maybe 3 or 4 inches. You can clearly see that rear hatch shut lines are off by about 1/8". Think about that, a car with exceptional torsion ridgity gong over a very low curb (albeit, highly loaded up on the outside suspension) is twisting the car 1/8th of an inch. Now think about a 30'-45' "box" with slide holes in it to boot, going across a 3' or more entry curb or road transition...... The site I an referring to was probably a 5' left to right and up to down transition differential.

So I HAVE learned something that may be valuable to me in the future in this thread. I will try to be more careful about twisting my MH when I can avoid it. I have been careful and slow about sudden changes in front of me but now will be even more careful. Thanks Betr2Trvl for making me more aware!!

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Old 11-19-2015, 10:53 PM   #17
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Full wall, no issues.
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:01 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by wolfcreek View Post
So I HAVE learned something that may be valuable to me in the future in this thread. I will try to be more careful about twisting my MH when I can avoid it. I have been careful and slow about sudden changes in front of me but now will be even more careful. Thanks Betr2Trvl for making me more aware!!
My perception is just that, my perception. But it just seems logical to me and simply something to be considerate of, and costs nothing but a little time and planning.

Cracked tiles (I understand they look nice, but they really don't seem practcal in a MH to me), screwed up slides, trim separations, etc. seem like problems that could be related to twisting a coach.......

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Old 11-20-2015, 08:29 AM   #19
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We have a 2011 Damon Challenger with a full-wall slide and two smaller slides. All have the "antiquated" cable system. Never had an issue after 30,000 miles and many operations. I do regularly check on chafing issues, but so far, so good.

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Old 11-21-2015, 04:03 PM   #20
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I had an '03 Mountain Aire until last June and never had a slide problem. Newmar was first to come out with a production slide on 1990 and have the most experience.
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:11 AM   #21
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thanks for your replys....

SEEMS after talking to forrestriver I could not get a straight answer on just how tight the chains r to be on the wall slides??..not real slack but not toooo tight....yeah right.....gooood luck out there ....get a great tech in nj???..please let me know who he is!!!!
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Old 11-29-2015, 04:33 PM   #22
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?...seems to me a freightliner chasis and a cummings engine appears to be the best...

A CUMMINGS engine? Never heard of 'em.

Must be a new engine maker.

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