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Old 08-13-2015, 08:22 PM   #15
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We have the residential fridge and dinette in the passenger side slide and the kitchen in the driver's side slide. It sure makes for a nice large kitchen area.

No problems with the plumbing or power in either slide.

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Have had three MH's with galley in the slide. Never had a second's problem with any of them, even the previous one that we had for 13 years.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:43 PM   #17
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We have only one big slide. It is the kitchen. The double door refer is opposite. Our is level as can be, well except the cook top but its inset in the counter so its a single item issue.
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Mine is also on the driver's side. Haven't had any problems with it either. I just close the blinds if I don't want to see the "neighbors". My dinette is on the opposite side. Luvin it.
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Old 08-14-2015, 03:46 AM   #19
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I have an older rig that has the kitchen in the slide. I did have several annoying issues with the connections that were required to be flexible because it was in the slide. I don't know if these dated back to the original build or someones subsequent handy work but I did have a number of issues with leaking hoses. Most of these were related to the hot water tank (also in the slide). The connecting hoses weren't long enough and when the slide was out, it pulled on the feed lines enough to cause leaks where the hoses connected to the HW heater I also had a problem with the cold feed being pinched when the slide was in. I ended up having to replace all the feed lines and finding some better ways of routing them to avoid them getting messed up either with slide in or out. Reaching under there was loads of fun I can tell you. I also figure that the kitchen is rather heavy. If I had a choice I would rather not have that weight on a slide but since most seem to do it that way, it would be hard to get away from it. It wouldn't be a make or break for me but common sense suggests that fixed plumbing is always a better option that plumbing that needs to move about. Perhaps that is why you don't see toilets in slides.
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We have had no problems as of yet. As long as you do inspections, you should have no issues.
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I wouldn't hesitate if the the sink\stove are in the slide if you like the floorplan. I would avoid units that have an rv (adsorption) refridgerator in the slide. It requires side venting the fridge as opposed to top venting which in many cases is not adequate.
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A lot of RVS have kitchen slides. Our stove and MW are in the slide, the fridge is next to the stove but doesn't slide with it, and our sink is in the island that is across from the stove and doesn't slide.
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Our 11 year old Sun Voyager has a kitchen slide, both the sink and range slide. No issues at all.

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I've had two of them (and still have one) and the only issue I ever encountered was a sink drain hose that cracked because the factory hadn't left quite enough slack in it for the amount of slide movement. My only caution would be to avoid any with an RV absorption fridge in the slide. That's a bad design because an absorption fridge is heavily dependent on air venting and fridge-in-a-slide means no roof vent. The hot air has to go out through a sidewall vent and it simply doesn't work as well, even with fans inside. Doesn't vent well when on the highway either. But most older RVs didn't put the fridge in the slide anyway.

So yes, it is "one more thing to go wrong", but so are slides in general, automatic transfer switches, power windows, automatic transmissions, and a host of other really useful conveniences. If I found an RV I liked and in good condition, I certainly would not let the galley location deter me from buying it.
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I've had two of them (and still have one) and the only issue I ever encountered was a sink drain hose that cracked because the factory hadn't left quite enough slack in it for the amount of slide movement. My only caution would be to avoid any with an RV absorption fridge in the slide. That's a bad design because an absorption fridge is heavily dependent on air venting and fridge-in-a-slide means no roof vent. The hot air has to go out through a sidewall vent and it simply doesn't work as well, even with fans inside. Doesn't vent well when on the highway either. But most older RVs didn't put the fridge in the slide anyway.

So yes, it is "one more thing to go wrong", but so are slides in general, automatic transfer switches, power windows, automatic transmissions, and a host of other really useful conveniences. If I found an RV I liked and in good condition, I certainly would not let the galley location deter me from buying it.
How old is "older"? Our '02 DSDP had the refer in the slide.
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