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Old 04-29-2015, 08:11 AM   #15
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I've met and talked with two owners with the FWS. One loved it, the other said it was nothing but a headache. I've been in new coach's at RV shows with them, and they look awesome. I guess it's like anything else, if it works correctly...great. If not....not so great. Maybe a little more time is needed to perfect the engineering.
I would be interested to know the year of the MH and who the manufacture is.
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Information on FWS and pictures FWS closed and opened up.
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The FWS have been used in motorhomes in excess of 10 years. I have never heard of any slide structure or motorhome structure problems. When they first came out there were alot of opinions at there would major structure problems. I had mine 8 years the only issue I had was a slide roller cracked , and a slide roof leak because it wasnt sealed from the factory. I guess Thor has had slide control issues.
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I would be interested to know the year of the MH and who the manufacture is.

The guy who had nothing but problems was in a 2014 Thor gasser. The other was a 2012 Mtn. Aire diesel who loved it. Of course to me there's no comparison in quality between a Thor & a Newmar. The better built ones like Newmar just might have fewer problems.
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Full wall slides are not different than standard slides, just wider. Our 07 has the FWS on the drivers side and the headboard slide on the passenger side.


Accessibility is great. The bed is up against the dresser when the slides are in. If you need something from the dresser you simply put the headboard slide out.


The slide itself is very structurally sound. In the middle of the FWS is a cabinet alongside the vanity. When I was cleaning out under the drawers I could see an aluminum support structure inside. It supports the center of the slide.


Compartments are on the slide. We store light items in the slide. No problems here.


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The roadside slide on our 2012 HR Endeavor 43' DFT is a full wall slide. When extended, it moves the "J lounge", the galley, the refridgerator, the washer/dry and the bedroom "dresser" cabinetry" out about 20 inches.

Combined with the two curb slides (a living room slide that contains the couch and dining room table - and - a bedroom slide that contains the head of the bed) - it opens the coach up nicely.

We haven't had the coach long enough to have much of an opinion about durability/reliability - but can say that for us, it's a case of "so far, so good!".
When all the slides are in - there's a narrow aisle that runs down the center of most of the coach. Moving around in the salon is no problem. Access to the mid-ship bathroom is fine (albeit a little tight). Access to the rear bathroom however requires you to climb over the bed. So far, we haven't found the "crampedness" of closed slides to be much of an inconvenience - and absolutely LOVE the space we have when the slides are out.
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