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Old 08-18-2013, 09:03 AM   #1
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Interior weight in slide/change in furniture?

Would you be heavily concern about the change in weight of slide room from going from Euro chair/stool and chairs/table to large couch? More especially say not a designated "RV" sofa? I am wanting a very comfortable couch good to sleep on if desired but not necessarily "sofa bed". Do you think the weight of residential couch would be a signicicant load for slide mechanism? I sleep on couch some and we rarely use table, certainly an eating surface that nice folders would not handle most of the time and a more comfortable sleeping couch would be nice for me as well as another stretching out place to watch the nice 42" LED TV in living room. Looking for thoughts on matter.

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It surprises me that more folks don't consider weight changes in their slide when they want to do an upgrade. I personally do not think what you are considering will cause an issue to the slide since it is a standard sofa you want to use and not a sleeper which can be quite heavy. If you can check the original sales literature on your coach, you may find that a standard sofa was an option.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #3
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We have an 84" Flexsteel magic bed in our slide, We put our full time kids in the back room while we enjoy the large master out front. It's really a comfortable bed.
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Our four door fridge is located on one of our 15' slides and seems to do fine but I don't know how much it might have been designed to handle that load vs a standard slide.

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One reason I ask is that I suspect a residential couch would be perhaps even heavier than a RV version, even the sleep type (jack or tumble). I really do not know but the couch we have in living room that I was giving thought to is heavy, yet compared to items that are in slide now I do not know. Another concern is after drilling a hole in floor of slide thinking I might put a mounting screw/bolt in for something, I realized floor is merely a 3/4" piece of plywood at best. If I had of placed screw or bolt in without checking underside I would have had damage to slide frame on coach as slide was retracted. The good thought is that perhaps hydralic slides can probably stand the pull of the possible extra weight. More thoughts appreciated.
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This may be of interest to you.....
Don't put too much weight on your slides..
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