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Old 10-20-2014, 08:41 AM   #57
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Slideouts are a nice invention but they are notorious for leaking. I dont know anyone who has not had some kind of leak on their slides...

Well you do now!

Nice to meet you! :-) :-) :-)
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My Bounder does not have any slides. I do not use it as a traveling house.... I use it as a cycling platform and it is more like a nice big locker room inside. Slides might be nice and add space to move bicycles around....but not fully necessary from my standpoint and use of the vehicle.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:57 AM   #59
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Slideouts are a nice invention but they are notorious for leaking. I dont know anyone who has not had some kind of leak on their slides...



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Well you do now!

Nice to meet you! :-) :-) :-)

What I meant to say was I only know one person who has not had slide issues
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Old 10-20-2014, 11:15 AM   #60
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It appears everyone who bought a coach without slides has . . . . . wait for it . . . .

NO SLIDES

While no slides may have some advantages with maintenance and leaks there is a trade off for space and possibly comfort. We all make the decision based on personal values and needs.

Having no slides or slides should not be a badge of honor or considered a unique feature that sets one group apart from the other. We are all RV'ers and as such we are a special group of people who enjoy a great lifestyle.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:23 PM   #61
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Slideouts are a nice invention but they are notorious for leaking. I dont know anyone who has not had some kind of leak on their slides...






What I meant to say was I only know one person who has not had slide issues

Well now you know two!

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Old 10-20-2014, 02:03 PM   #62
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Well now you know two!

Again, nice to meet you!

Cheers!
Nice to meet you mr only one I know who has had no slide issues
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:17 PM   #63
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no slides

I started with a 1978 coachman class c had 3 small kids , then a 1984 winne class a 30ft. Wife wanted more room we got a 1996 Coachman DP wide body 102" class a 34 ft had the DP for 8 years. We quit rving for a couple years and got the bug again and looked for another coach. We did not want a booth in the coach we looked for almost a year we found just what we wanted a 1996 Allegro gas class a 29 ft no slide. Never owned a coach with a slide, had friends that though they had to have slides but they have had problems with the slides and found they were difficult to move around in while traveling down the road. keep them shining
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Old 10-20-2014, 05:58 PM   #64
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We just sold our first RV that didn't have slides. We thought it had plenty of room, it's my wife, two boys and two dogs. Only reason we sold it is that it wouldn't tow either one of our vehicles. The new rig we bought has two slides, it does give us more room with the kiddos but I had a prerequisite, had to be able to be fully functional with the slides in, which it is. I think it really comes down to what you want and what you're willing to deal with, a little less room or the possibilities of leaks, I'll just keep an eye out for the leaks.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:05 PM   #65
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Well you do now!

Nice to meet you! :-) :-) :-)
x 2, nice to meet you as well,
maybe you are hanging with the wrong crowd lol
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:12 PM   #66
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[QUOTE=JimGeorgia;2276820]We just picked up our new Winnebago Brave. The Brave is offered in two versions: 26A (no slide) and 27B (with slide). We have only 2 people the space was adequate. Another factor frankly was that we had bad experiences with the slide on a previous vehicle (leaks) and if we didn't need the space, no need to need the problems.

Love the look of your new Winnebago Brave!
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Maybe we should poll how many have never had issues with their slides. I have now met two. I also wonder how many dont realise they have leaky slides because they dont check the carpets at each corner. And will eventually find out when there slide turns to mush. The slide is a great invention but very poorly constructed.
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Maybe we should poll how many have never had issues with their slides. I have now met two. I also wonder how many dont realise they have leaky slides because they dont check the carpets at each corner. And will eventually find out when there slide turns to mush. The slide is a great invention but very poorly constructed.
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We invested in quality slide toppers, not difficult to see water on tile floor, last time I check the slide was steel construction, will be a while even with a leak before it turns to mush, no problems with hydraulics on front slides or electric on bedroom, I guess with everything, there is quality products that last and perform as they should and others that don't, slides are not the issue, it is the quality of the components and the maintenance of same that makes the difference.

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We had a TT with a slide and no problems and we now have a MH with two slides and so far, no problem. We do enjoy the extra room. One thing we look at when considering a slide is the functionality without extending the slides. In both cases we have been able to function with the slides in. (In the MH some drawers in bedroom will not open) We can stop overnight at Walmart (or other parking lot) and not extend slides.
For us, the extra room is worth the extra weight.
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I think Moxy said it the best= We invested in quality slide toppers, not difficult to see water on tile floor, last time I check the slide was steel construction, will be a while even with a leak before it turns to mush, no problems with hydraulics on front slides or electric on bedroom, I guess with everything, there is quality products that last and perform as they should and others that don't, slides are not the issue, it is the quality of the components and the maintenance of same that makes the difference.

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If you look at all the used MH's out there for sale w/slides, and find one with no issues, it will be one of just a few manufactures! I am not wanting to start a manufactures war on this thread, but from what I have noticed, this is the case! So for me, since I am a part time, full timer, I can not justify a 100,000 to 200,000 dollar coach to just sit and wait for me to get back in the country, slides or not, it is just not practical! I am only in the country for a few months a year, and if and when I decide to full time, it will be in a coach with slides, or not, and now I have none! So if you have slides, you best keep a eye on them every time it rain's, check the seals regularly. And enjoy the extra room they give you! Moxy said it best!

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