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Old 10-21-2014, 07:20 AM   #71
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It all depends on where you are in life. We have had three without, now one with slides. Now retired, we sit in a park in FL for the winter. Evenings are long, the sun sets early. We have friends over to play cards. Much easier with the slide. Before when we worked, we did one week vacations and weekends and spent the long summer evenings outside. It went to storage for the winter. It is our needs at the present time in our life. Also, we actually eat home instead of out much more than we used to. Now I have more room to cook. Love it!
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:00 AM   #72
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Moxy, Larry the Bear and gaurdrail53,
you all make good points, good slide topper, checking for water spots, doesn't it all come down to doing your maintenance checks whether you have slides or not? If you find a leak you deal with it, not many leaks that can't be fixed. OK maybe some take a few tries
Thank goodness this MoHo hasn't tested me yet.
in the meantime we are enjoying our slides.

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Old 10-27-2014, 12:53 PM   #73
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'95 Beaver Patriot widebody. Never had a single slide problem, probably beacuse we don't have any. Lots of room in the widebody for the two of us and two medium sized (Corgi) dogs. We are not full-timers, so do not really need a living room on wheels. Each to his own!
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Old 10-27-2014, 01:18 PM   #74
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My goodness this seems like a chain letter thread ....
or more sinister a reply to all email that keeps getting replied to all

SO FAR, no exectuve order has come down to tell us we must NOT have or must have slides, so get what YOU are told you want by the DW....
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:51 PM   #75
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Slides.... into what a kiddie pool? Why would anyone want something so silly?

No slides here and thrilled to death with it. It's still way bigger than my old musty tent

If the slides did not increase the entry fee of purchasing an RV I'd probably would have liked to have them.

If it was the difference between owning outright and an RV payment I'd gladly give them back.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:23 PM   #76
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Have had three RV's. Two without but this one does have slides. Floor plan works very well if they are closed. One is the closet in the bedroom and the other is the living room and dinette. Love the extra room and the ability to use it with slides in.

The key as mentioned earlier is what is right for you. If your needs (financial and actual space) are met then you are right where you need to be. Our others are fine but we'd probably never go back to a slide-less unit.
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Old 10-28-2014, 01:29 PM   #77
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If I was living in our MH, I would want slides. But to travel the way we do, its mostly just a traveling bed and kitchen. When we are parked, we are mostly outside!
Same here
I have never run out of space outside.
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:19 PM   #78
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Some like it hot, some like it cold! All like the RV experience.

Not sure why or if there is any clear advantage with or without slides. Why does one want to justify the decision made during the purchase of an RV?
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We couldn't afford newer (after what the stock market did to us) so we bought old but condition was prime. Also, the less complicated the coach was, the better for us. As our coach is a '89 we didn't want a lot of things that were vulnerable to breakdowns due to age and complexity. We are extremely satisfied with what we ended up with: 36', no slide, entry door by the kitchen, hydraulic leveling, and ended up with 9 MPG towing our Vue.
We don't have "sleepovers", there is just the two of us and our cat, and we travel a lot. The king size bed is big enough for us until the cat starts hogging more than his share. No kitchen booth that makes into a short bed, instead a harvest table & two chairs.
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No slides here.
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After much research, we decided on a 30' gas MH with no slides to use as a learning tool, since we never owned or used one. It's just the two of us, so we don't really need the extra elbow room. After removing the uncomfortable booth dinette and that stupid barrel chair affixed directly behind the passenger seat, it significantly increased floor space. We're very satisfied.
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On my 4th MH, that has 2 slides. Paid $10,000.00. Replaced both windshields, side glass, water heater tank for $2,000.00. Heading to S. Texas for 3-4 months. Wouldn't have another one without slides. Try both, and choose what is best for you. Eddie Elk.
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This is one of those threads where there is no bad or wrong logic. We are on our 3rd RV. One class C and two Class A's. Our 1st A had no slide and for a few years it really was fine. This year we had the opportunity for one with 2 slides. One slide is just a bedroom closet that really adds nothing important for us. We are not full timers. The other slide is the living/dinette area. We, like many others, enjoy being outside but at the same time wanted a little more room to move about and extra room when the grand kids stop by for a visit. In our case another determining factor was the price. There were units with no slides, 3 years older that were listed for more than we paid. We didn't get a 100% MH but the problems were minor.

The important issue is we are happy with a newer unit and the extra room. Not sure we'd ever go backwards.
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