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Old 08-13-2015, 11:49 AM   #1
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Kitchen in The Slide - Good or Bad Idea?

I'm still window shopping for a rig and I notice some have the kitchen in the slide instead of the dinette. The side of the rig the slide is on would be the side that faces the site next to mine. I guess I see the kitchen in the slide as a good thing because if I'm eating, reading, playing a game, or whatever and I have to be inside, I'd rather be looking out the window at my own site as opposed to looking into my neighbor's site.

Are there issues with the connections or anything? Is that why you don't see too many this way?


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Old 08-13-2015, 12:02 PM   #2
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kitchen slide

that is the way my 98 Holiday Rambler is setup we have not had any issues i do check the water lines and drains every spring but never had a issue Mike
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I'm not sure what you mean by "not seeing too many of them". All coaches with opposing slides have both the kitchen and dinette in the slides....and is extremely common.

There have been posts where connections have been a problem, but not l don't think it is all that prevalent. I sure wouldn't let it be a make or break deal for me.

Our previous coach had the dinette on the driver's side and never did appreciate looking out at my neighbor's yard. This coach, we made sure that it was on the passenger's side. Just our preference, I guess.

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Old 08-13-2015, 01:34 PM   #4
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Our dinette is on the Driver's slide & stove, sink & counter top is on the passenger slide. The one thing I don't care for is the house size fridge to be in the slide.
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Old 08-13-2015, 01:55 PM   #5
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Sounds like the one you are looking at does not have opposing slides in the living area. One thing to note, due to the need to route plumbing and such, kitchen slides are typically not as deep as a slide that has a sofa and dinette. Point being, if you only have one slide in the living area, you'll have a bit more living space if the kitchen is NOT in that slide.
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I'm still window shopping for a rig and I notice some have the kitchen in the slide instead of the dinette. The side of the rig the slide is on would be the side that faces the site next to mine. I guess I see the kitchen in the slide as a good thing because if I'm eating, reading, playing a game, or whatever and I have to be inside, I'd rather be looking out the window at my own site as opposed to looking into my neighbor's site.

Are there issues with the connections or anything? Is that why you don't see too many this way?


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Our kitchen along with the residential fridge is on a full wall slide on the driver's side with the dinette on the opposing slide. I to don't want to sit at the table and look at my neighbor's plumbing issues. We've never had a problem. All drains, hoses etc. are mounted on special carriers in the chassis.
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I had a Super C where the propane/electric fridge was on the slide out. It had a propane leak and could have been a disaster if I didn't catch it in time.

I'm a little gun shy with having propane on board, so I now have an all electric coach with 8 AGM batteries.
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Nice looking rig GDawgs! I'm guessing that's an Endeavor. We appear to have similar tastes in a coach - I've got the 2012 version. I prefer that my eating area be curbside so that I'm looking at "my" yard as opposed to the neighbors'. I don't mind NOT looking at the neighbors' place while I'm working in the kitchen. We haven't had any issues with the sink, fridge and/or wash/dryer being in the wall slide.
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My kitchen is in the slide, and I don't like it. The additional component complexity, combined with difficult access for inspection and repairs is enough reason to dislike it. This may not be an issue for a new RV, but in my older MH no surface is really flat, and the various horizontal surfaces (floor, tables, countertops, etc.) are not in parallel planes, if they ever were. When leveling the coach, the most obvious reference is the floor, but that makes the kitchen counter far enough from level that cooking on the stove, especially in a frying pan, is a pain. We are planning a major remodel in the next couple years, and getting the kitchen level while parked is high on priority list. Getting it off the slide seems obvious.



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One more reason I'm glad I choose a Dutchstar. I have the Kitchen on the driver side and No Problems. In fact, never had a slide problem, touch wood.
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Yeah, I'm on a 3.2 beer budget so I'm looking at older units that don't have opposing slides. That wasn't even a thought in the year range I'm looking at. I'm Po folk!! Lol
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My kitchen is in the slide, and I don't like it. The additional component complexity, combined with difficult access for inspection and repairs is enough reason to dislike it. This may not be an issue for a new RV, but in my older MH no surface is really flat, and the various horizontal surfaces (floor, tables, countertops, etc.) are not in parallel planes, if they ever were. When leveling the coach, the most obvious reference is the floor, but that makes the kitchen counter far enough from level that cooking on the stove, especially in a frying pan, is a pain. We are planning a major remodel in the next couple years, and getting the kitchen level while parked is high on priority list. Getting it off the slide seems obvious.



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That may be an issue on older units. I carry a torpedo level to check the Valid leveling system and all surfaces. So far all slides, counter tops(kitchen/baths) and the floor are level while driving and parked. The active 10 bag system keeps the ride height level while going down the road.
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We have an older coach with one slide with the kitchen in it. All of the surfaces are level when coach level. Dinette is on opposite (curb) side so look out at our site when sitting at it.

We did have the flex hose for the kitchen sink develop a leak but fixing it wasn't that bad of a project since access was under the slide. Coach is 15 years old so I guess that could be expected.

We prefer this layout so it works well for us.

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We have a 2002 Holiday Rambler 36' gas model. The kitchen is on the driver's side, which is where the front slide is located. The cooktop, convection oven, sink and cabinets are in the slide, as well as the couch. The four door fridge is on the other side with no slide. We like the layout and have had no problems with it. The bedroom slide is on the passenger side. While I think dual front slides would be a bonus, having the fridge in a solid wall seems like a good idea. One less place for potential leaks also.
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