Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-02-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chimacum Wa.
Posts: 14
How much weight can the slider Hold?

Hi all. new to the life and RV. retiring 2 months. want to get rid of game table/dining table, 4 chairs, all hardwood for some custom made cabinets to put on either side of couch/bed(flexsteel). Concerned how to know if exceeding maximum weight on the slider. Using lighter weight replacements. this is 3 slide, Alpine 2003. 38.5. this would be living room slide, driver side of coach.

thanks guys,
Hitting the road soon.

judyandlisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-02-2011, 01:18 PM   #2
Senior Member
Pete & Linda's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lakemurray,SC
Posts: 890
How big are the cabinets or how much do they weigh? I would think you would be OK, main slides seam to be able to handle a lot.

Sunny South Carolina
2004 Pace Arrow 37-C WH W-22
Pete & Linda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
Senior Member
GaryKD's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Wellington, Florida
Posts: 11,772
Hi judyandlisa,
Welcome to iRV2. If you weigh everything you take out and everything you put in, you'll know the difference, if there is a difference.

Is the slide a flat floor slide? In other words does the slide go down as it gets to its' fully extended position making a flat floor? Or does the slide just go straight out? The reason I mention this is the flat floor slide may be a bit more critical on weight than a slide that just goes in/out.

A non scientific way to determine if a problem exists is to consider:
With your current configuration, have one person (who will disclose their weight) sit in the slide as it is opened and closed. If that works okay, have two people sit in the slide and run the same test. Did anything seem different? Did the motor or mechanisms make any unusual noises? If not, you can, most likely, feel comfortable the weigh of the two people and the weight of the items taken out of the slide can be returned to the slide as the new configuration.
2005 Newmar KSDP 3910 + GMC ENVOY XUV 37K lbs Moving Down The Road
The Avatar Is Many Times Around The USA
Nobody Knows Your Coach Like Somebody Who Owns One Just Like Yours
GaryKD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2011, 02:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2010
Location: La Marque, Texas
Posts: 106
I asked this question about my 2000 Pace Arrow Vision main slide and the answer came back at 350 lbs.
homerbw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2011, 10:42 PM   #5
Junior Member
Alpine Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Chimacum Wa.
Posts: 14
Thanks for feedback

Thanks for the feedback on the slider weight. It is the kind of slide that goes down when it gets all the way out. But I can't see them weighing anymore than 350 lbs. Think I better weigh what I'm taking out to make sure. Thanks for the ideas.
judyandlisa is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Coach Weight Distribution DLane Newmar Owner's Forum 19 11-13-2008 07:08 AM
Finally obtained a new 4 corner weight since we loaded the rig for full timing. SargeW Class A Motorhome Discussions 6 06-10-2008 02:54 PM
King Pin Hitch Weight wakamicamper Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 7 02-16-2008 03:32 PM
Please-Just One More Weight Question MikeWard Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 5 12-09-2007 06:31 AM
Trailer Weight Rating - I just don't get it K-Star Travel Trailer Discussion 7 11-14-2005 05:41 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:47 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.