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.
  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 01-15-2014, 06:31 AM   #1
Junior Member
vjohnny's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 21
Question Full length slide

I have been looking at a 2012 Damon Challenger. It has a full slide on one side . Any experience with these? Seems like a lot of weight. How does the large opening affect the strength of the rig's shell?

vjohnny 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 01-15-2014, 08:02 AM   #2
Senior Member
Papawto5's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,355
Our 2011 Coachmen Sportscoach has a 25' + slide on the driver's side.

Extended warranty has paid for 2 repairs on it. Both had to do with broken welds on the hydraulic rods. Since repairs, no further problems. Note: we thought it was normal to experience some temperamental behavior when retracting the slide. Not so. The repairs (rewelds) have made the retracting smooth each time.

Just be sure to level the coach with your jacks before extending the big slide and keep the coach level until you retract the slide.

2011 Coachmen SportsCoach
Living Our Dream One Mile at a Time
Steve & Mary Ann (RVM5 & 5A)
Papawto5 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 08:41 AM   #3
Senior Member
Dawgs's Avatar
Monaco Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Fayetteville, GA
Posts: 156
Our 2013 HR has a 28 ft full wall slide supporting the sink, stacked washer/dryer and a full residential refrigerator. I had the same concern until I measured the travel and looked at the resting position of the slide when extended. Our full wall slide extends only 21 inches. Slides on other side of coach extend a full 31 inches and the resting position of the full wall slide when extended positions all the heavy appliances directly over the outer wall frame for support. So less travel and more support make me feel comfortable. Still looks weird when your extending the slide and see your entire wall move. Just make sure you open the coach door when moving the slide wall. Your moving a lot of air and could cause the wall to cock to one side.
2013 Holiday Rambler Endeavor DFT-tag
Maxxforce 10 RR10R
Dawgs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 01:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
Damon Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 496
We have a 2011 Challenger, 3710 with the full wall slide and one more on the passenger side, as well as one on the drivers' side. I sure that our configuration is similar, if not exactly, the same floorplan as the one you are looking at. Other than the full-wall slide making a noise on the initial travel while opening (this was corrected by Damon) we have had no issues with the other slides. The coach appears to handle the weight of the slide/s with no strength/frame problems. We have over 30,000 miles on our Challenger, and much of the travel has been over some pretty rough highways (the northeast) . We love our Challenger and believe that it is the best value for the money. E-mail me if you have additional questions or concerns.

bronk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
Senior Member
chuckftboy's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North East Florida
Posts: 818
I have a full wall slide, 30" deep, on the drivers side and to date have had no problems. Combined with the 30" deep bedroom slide it makes our little coach seem huge inside.
2015, HR Ambassador 38DBT / 2006 Jeep TJ Towd
340 Cummins / Freightliner Chassis
chuckftboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 05:49 AM   #6
Junior Member
vjohnny's Avatar
Tiffin Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 21

Thank you all for the feedback.
vjohnny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2014, 02:51 PM   #7
Herman Snerd's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 75
We have a 2010 Fleetwood "Discovery" 40G with the full-sized slide (curbside) and haven't had any real issues with it. It is heavy and it does seem to have some stress on the system when extended/retracted, but it works fine. I've made a concerted effort to keep everything well lubricated....sure that helps.

Herman Snerd is offline   Reply With Quote


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
Slide Topper Awning Support MSHappyCampers iRV2.com General Discussion 22 08-13-2017 02:41 PM
Full Wall Slide issues? Cbones Fleetwood Products Owner's Forum 83 12-18-2016 09:29 AM
Full wall slide problem 2014 Journey Jim Bob Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 48 07-19-2014 05:09 AM
Living Room Slide adjustment D in Davie Newmar Owner's Forum 1 09-12-2013 08:39 PM
Hydraulic slide questions janieD Excel Owner's Forum 10 06-24-2013 03:25 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.