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Old 04-15-2012, 05:06 PM   #15
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We simply cut or table in half?
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #16
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I have one with 2 slides. Seriously considering selling it and getting one with no slides. To many cost and issues for what you get IMO
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:58 PM   #17
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Try Sahara Trek's. Buddy says they're nice coach's. When i looked em up, it seems they are shy of slides...2000's even. But gotta say...slides make all the difference in the (inner) world!...JMHO.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #18
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Online-17,

It's actually not that much of a problem to make the booth smaller. We did it for a friend who had a 1996 Allegro at the time. All you have to do is decide how much booth you want to have left, then basically cut the excess off. My wife and our firend's wife cut the cushions down to fit and resewed them. All took only a few hours and looked great when finished. Good luck woith it.

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Old 04-16-2012, 09:15 PM   #19
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Back in the late 90's this was a big topic of discussion. Today slides are generally accepted.

Monaco offered several floor plans as new as 2001 without slides, but in 2002 they all have slides.
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You can get a brand new Hurricane 30Q without slides.

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Thanks Jim!

I may just give it a whirl this spring.
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rather than cutting down the dinette, why not take it out and replace with a small table and 2 chairs?
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I definitely like having slides but one of our specific requirements when we bought our current coach (coming from a 30' no-slide gasser) was that the floorplan work well with the slides in. I definitely would not want a layout where it was really impaired or awkward, for sure. In ours, unless you really look and notice the slide walls (which don't really intrude anywhere "useful" for lack of a better term) it's hard to notice the front slide is in other than that things are, naturally, a bit tighter.

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Steve,

We actually did this in our Expedition, eventhough we have 3 slides. We wanted to get rid of the booth, very easy to remove if you're careful. We replaced it with a 42 inch Oak table and chairs. Came out great. Your idea would work great with a small table and two chairs. Online-17, you may want to consider Steve's idea instead. If you'd like I'll give you the steps we used to remove the booth. Here's a PIC of our conversion.

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Wind sport also by Thor also offers a no slide version. I am surprised that there are several available. Guess you aren't alone in wanting a no slide version
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Thanks Jim and Steve! I like the idea of all that extra space but the 2 person booth appeals to me a bit more. I suppose if I don't like the result I will have option #2.

Can't wait to try....
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Maybe a 2000 or 2001, but probably not 2002 and later. Especially in the larger sizes and better brands.

Which makes them a great bargain if you don't care about the absence of slides.

I bought my '96 Safari in 2007 and paid about what a new well-equipped minivan would cost. It was in superb condition and was a high-end coach when new. All solid wood cabinetry, no core and veneer. Quality appliances, etc.
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I understand the desire to not have additional maintenance problems and slides do require some. My toad requires new tires and an occasional oil change as does the MH. But the service they offer makes them worth the few problems they cause. My DW has been complaining about the noisy slides lately. I am not sure there is a problem but they still are under warranty so they are in being checked out as I type.
The difference between no slides and having four of them is like moving from a efficiency apartment into a 1 bedroom with family room!
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