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Old 09-28-2014, 08:12 AM   #1
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Full Wall Slide Issues??

There are two gas models I am looking at and they both have full slides. I keep reading negative remarks concerning a full slide. The two brands/models are the Newmar Canyon Star and the Winnebago Adventurer. I don't know exactly what brand of slide setups are in these.

Are these slide issues brand based or do all full slides have issues?
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We have what they call a "super slide" (maybe 16' long, the full length of the living and gallery areas) and it hasn't generated one minute of concern for us. It's an electric gear driven setup.
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Use the Google search at the top of the web page for "full wall slides", leave the IRV2 radio button selected. You'll probably find a dozen threads on full wall slides.

90% will tell you they've had no problem. To date I'm in that category and our full wall slide is longer than most of the RVs we've owned over the last 35 years.
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Holding Roof Up?

I point to consider.

Many full wall slides are nearly the entire length of the coach.

What is holding the roof up?

How would it perform in an accident?

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We have what they call a "super slide" (maybe 16' long, the full length of the living and gallery areas) and it hasn't generated one minute of concern for us. It's an electric gear driven setup.
Generally the "full wall slides" are much longer. The one on our 2013 Winnebago Adventurer 32H is 26' long. The motorhome is only 33' 3" long so the slide goes from behind the drivers seat all the way to the rear end cap.

Unlike the slide on our 2001 Adventurer this one only extends 18". The old one was closer to 36".
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Use the Google search at the top of the web page for "full wall slides", leave the IRV2 radio button selected. You'll probably find a dozen threads on full wall slides.

90% will tell you they've had no problem. To date I'm in that category and our full wall slide is longer than most of the RVs we've owned over the last 35 years.
This is good to know. I have been reading negatives about them.
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What holds the roof? There is a steel u shaped beam half way down the motor home. The u shaped beam is laying on one side. This shape supports the roof. I can tell you there is no flex in the roof when I walk on it.the slide it's self has a very rigid frame in it to support its weight and structure. I know it doesn't flex very much.If at all.
How it would do in an accident? depends on the accident. Structure wise you got a reinforced opening and a reinforced box sitting inside that box. I would think it would be as strong if not more than a regular wall because of the box in a box.
Saying that I did have the rollers on my center support beam fail for my full wall slide. Other than that after 7 years and the last 4 full timing. That is the only slide structure problem I've had.
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For what it's worth, Newmar was the original pioneer in slides. They know what they're doing.
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