Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-17-2015, 02:42 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
jponyboyace's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Forest River Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: egg harbor twp nj
Posts: 254
class A wall slides...Which r more dependable?!!

Would love to hear from those of u who have had no problems with your slides....seems to me a freightliner chasis and a cummings engine appears to be the best...BUT the slides...each rig i have owned have had there issues....any solid slide stories please.....plus haveing a great tech is hard to find!!!!...jay nj south nj...i currently have a charlston by forrest river and have 2 electric....2 hydrolic/cable.....
__________________

__________________
jim and lorraine
jponyboyace is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-17-2015, 03:24 AM   #2
Community Moderator
 
RV Wizard's Avatar


 
Country Coach Owners Club
Appalachian Campers
Gulf Streamers Club
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Chattanooga, Tn.
Posts: 12,062
Ours has never had a single issue in 15 years. A Dewald engineered floating floor, single hydraulic piston and a synchronizing cable. Too bad they were bought up by Power Gear but it did not include this patent from what I heard. They haven't been used in about 13 years.
__________________

__________________
Mike, RVIA & RVSA Certified Master RV Technician
Amy, Dr. Assistant - Roxie & Mei Ling, four legs each
2000 Gulf Stream Scenic Cruiser 450 hp & 1330# torque
06 Saturn Vue, 06 Chevy Z71 4x4 & 2014 Corvette Z51 M7
RV Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 02:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
jponyboyace's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Forest River Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: egg harbor twp nj
Posts: 254
Amazing because almost all who have the wall slides have issues..thanks for your input!!!
__________________
jim and lorraine
jponyboyace is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 09:03 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
ChasA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Apex, NC
Posts: 1,857
I have not had a problem with any of my three Power Gear electric slides. Fingers crossed.
__________________
2010 Winnebago Journey Express 34Y
2010 Freightliner XCS (mfd 9/'09)
'07 Saturn Vue V6
ChasA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 06:39 PM   #5
Member
 
gseason's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 58
My coach is 11 yrs old. The Power Gear slide has never had a problem and is still working fine today.
__________________
George
Allegro 30DA, Jeep Wrangler
Victory CCT
gseason is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2015, 07:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
chuckftboy's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North East Florida
Posts: 754
Had a 09' coach with a full wall slide (PowerGear) and never had an issue. My new coach has 3 slides, all PowerGear and one of them is designed much like the Schwintek, 2 motors, shaft down and I replaced a motor within the first 30 days of ownership. The other two have the good PowerGear design with the motors under the slide.
__________________
2015, HR Ambassador 38DBT / 2006 Jeep TJ Towd
340 Cummins / Freightliner Chassis
chuckftboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 12:11 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
dons2346's Avatar
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,472
I have HWH powered slides and since we took ownership of the coach in Aug '01, we have never had a problem with the mechanics. Did have to replace a electrical switch but that could happen with any system
__________________
Don
2002 Country Coach Intrigue
dons2346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 05:25 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Near San Antonio, TX
Posts: 430
Have new to us 2005 Discovery. Looking at the maintenance records, the only slide problem was a blown fuse. I think your perception that everyone with slides has problems is because only those with problems post about them on the forum.
__________________
montyhp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 07:44 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Wizard's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Home on the hill in Georgia
Posts: 2,457
2000 Winnebago with HWH slides, never a problem
__________________
Jerry & Patsy Potter, Taz & Jake Jr.
2000 Winnebago Journey
2006 Ford Explorer 4X4
Wizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 07:54 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Betr2Trvl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,060
One of the benefits of our Tifin 31SA floor plan is that the 2 slides do not move any systems (water) or anything heavy (fridge). The bed slide is a Swintek, and the hydraulic slide in the living area only moves the sofa and dinette.

I also think many slide problems, particularly for larger slides can be related back to the coaches being inadvertently twisted. For instance, at one very nice campground this summer, we had a great pull though site, other than if you actually pulled through you were going to twist your coach like a wet noodle. The site exit dropped sharply down to the right, and the road went up to the left. I am sure many many people have pulled through, but there is no way I was........ I can just imagine what it would have done to a FWS on 45'er.
__________________
D&S
2015 Tiffin Allegro 31SA; 24k chassis, Sumo springs
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Betr2Trvl is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 08:14 AM   #11
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Betr2Trvl View Post
The site exit dropped sharply down to the right, and the road went up to the left. I am sure many many people have pulled through, but there is no way I was........ I can just imagine what it would have done to a FWS on 45'er.
You would think a MH was built to withstand this type of stuff. Puts me to thinking about it a bit more though.
__________________
wolfcreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 08:24 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Richmond Hill, GA USA
Posts: 671
No major problems. I have a power gear single slide that includes the galley. It has one small electric motor driving a long shaft with gears on each end.

Problems....

1. Sheared pin in long shaft, probably caused by previous owner not using the correct grade 8 bolt.

2. Minor adjustment to make slide fit better against side of coach.

3. Began using manufacturer supplied slide locks to get a better weather seal when the slide is in the stored position (which the manufacture says is required anyway).

Fred
__________________
Fred & Vicki
St. Augustine, Fl.
Fred Cooper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 08:31 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Tiffin Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 1,845
Ours have been fine.
The kitchen slide is hydraulic, the other three are electric.
two bedroom slides are Lippert.

One thing to remember is that people don't normally post on any forum when there slides are working, only when they have a problem.

There does seem to be some "common" problems with certain builders who overload their slides.

Regards,
Dan
__________________
2014 40QBH Phaeton DP Cummins 380HP ISL, Freightliner XC, 2014 Jeep Trailhawk TOAD
Blue Ox Aventa tow bar, SMI Air Force One -South Orange County Ca.
dpinvidic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-19-2015, 09:26 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
Betr2Trvl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,060
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolfcreek View Post
You would think a MH was built to withstand this type of stuff. Puts me to thinking about it a bit more though.
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.

Regards!
__________________

__________________
D&S
2015 Tiffin Allegro 31SA; 24k chassis, Sumo springs
2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Betr2Trvl is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
class a, slide



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best way to repair damage rear trailer wall? bobinyelm Travel Trailer Discussion 3 10-10-2014 12:30 AM
Selling Class A / Buying Class C ? SuperDad Class C Motorhome Discussions 3 09-18-2014 06:12 PM
mushy wall plasma800 Class A Motorhome Discussions 29 02-27-2014 05:05 PM
Class B Production Expansion - New Leased Plant to Build Travato DriVer RV Industry Press 0 11-20-2013 06:26 PM
Full Wall Slides .... Revisited ...the good, bad, and ugly ? SteveInPEI Class A Motorhome Discussions 22 07-13-2013 06:28 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:46 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.