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Old 09-18-2008, 05:51 PM   #1
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I am about to purchase this unit. One thing that concerns me is the long length of the slide out. It seems that it is very long and may be a source of future problems. Can anyone give me any feedback on long "Super Slides"?


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Old 09-18-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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I am about to purchase this unit. One thing that concerns me is the long length of the slide out. It seems that it is very long and may be a source of future problems. Can anyone give me any feedback on long "Super Slides"?


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Old 09-18-2008, 10:05 PM   #3
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Welcome to iRV2!! I am sure you will get a few more answers from the shortcut I put to the Monaco Forum.
There are a few of us that have the full slides that will see the topic here first...

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Old 09-19-2008, 12:03 AM   #4
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LamarAt, welcome to iRV2.com. We are glad to have you join us here and we look forward to reading of your adventures and experiences. I take it that the unit is new and you will have a warranty. The technology of these slide systems has asvanced and been pretty well perfected to work consistantly. How the various manufacturers use and design their rooms, floor and walls around it makes the difference. I have seen some that have a steped up floor and there is a gap under the carpet to let in air and even light on one.
I do not know how well it might do in a roll over accident; not as well as a smaller slideout i presume. HR should have built a fairly decent unit but maybe those that have one can help more. Good luck and keep us posted.
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Old 09-19-2008, 05:34 AM   #5
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Hi LamarAT,
Welcome to irv2!
My wife and I own a Monoco product with a superslide. It's a 2007 Safari Cheetah 40SFD. Monoco built the frame well for the slide and we haven't had any problems with the unit. It is hydrualicly operated and we haven't had any problems with that either. The only thing that I would look at is if the unit is adjusted straight horizontally. Is either end lower than the other? Look at the molding above your storage bays to use as a straight edge. Ours actually had one low end at the factory and was not adjusted before it went to the paint shop. We had to get the stripes matched up after we had the slide adjusted. Look closely at those two things at the dealer. Monoco approved the re-painting at Gauranty RV as a warrenty item. Other than that the slide has worked perfectly.

Oh yeah, one more thing that the service tech taught me: (especially on uneven ground, but ALWAYS), Put your slides out before letting your air out if you have airbags and then put down your jacks. I saw first hand that we could tweek the frame a little bit and the center top of the slide actually rubbed on the top of the frame. This was because I tried to level the motorhome with the jacks down first before the slides were out. I know that this may sound backwards, but that is how the Monoco products are built. Believe me when I say that after bringing the slides back in and then putting the jacks back up, and starting over with the slides out FIRST before letting out the air and the jacks down, everything worked perfectly with no tweeking.

As far as how we feel about the long slide; we were first apprehensive like you but now we LOVE it.

Good luck on your research and happy hunting.

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Old 09-19-2008, 06:14 AM   #6
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Thank you all for your feedback. I am certainly glad I came across this website.

Again, Thanks to each of you

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Lamar - We have had a Monaco Monarch 33SFS for several months now. I believe the Monarch and the Admiral are the same product with different brands and color schemes. We have been very happy with our purchase, and the additional room from the full-wall slide was an important factor for us. We have not had any issues with the slide mechanism or the adjustment of the full-wall slide. We have carefully followed the instructions for leveling as AKBrick noted: put out slide first, then level. This is backwards from the way most manufacturers tell you but apparently helps protect not only the frame but also the big windshield.

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