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Old 07-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #15
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FWIW, I've actually had problems with my slide motor but I'd still never buy a mh without slides.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:37 AM   #16
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Extinct? Maybe true.

We've had RV's without slides...moved to a TT with sofa/dinette slide - and finally Class A with same thing. No leaks no problems.

Would hate to go back.

There are slides in truck campers and Class B's now too. It's all driven by buyers.
I really doubt that a "no slide" option would sell very well and forget about the resale market - unless it was a VERY inexpensive model.

Nobody says the slide has to be opened...we leave our slide-in anytime we are overnighting in parking lots like Wallydocking.

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Old 07-02-2013, 11:56 AM   #17
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I'm a 'Keep it Simple' person too. I see you have a 1996; maybe a newer 'used' MH in great condition can be found. Like other's stated, resale is tough for us no slides folks which means there are great deals to be had.
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Old 07-05-2013, 03:25 PM   #18
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Been RV'in for many years now, without slides and now with three in a Class A. In my "OPINION" its like riding a motor bike, once you drive a shaft bike, you'll never go back to a chain drive! If you can live without a slide, go for it, but, in the long run, even just a main room slide is nice!

Good analogy!! I have a Harley Road King that I love,,, but a couple rides on a Ultra Classic and I don't want the Road King anymore,,, LOL
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Our 2000 holiday rambler has 2 slides, and there is a lot of useable space without the slides being open. That being said,

I used to sell cars many moons ago. I had customers say

I don't want power steering-one more thing to break

I don't want power windows or locks- one more thing to break



All those folks wouldn't live without them once they had them.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #20
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No help at all with class a. I really do believe they are extinct. There are some class c's around. Forest River makes a 29' class c without slides. Born Free makes class c's or b+ with no slides, as will Nexus RV - custom order.

I have no real issue with a living room slide, with nothing in it, but the dinette and couch. Little chance of there being major problems. However, add a sink and stove the way our current rig is set up - pia. Constantly having a problem with the sink hoses, drains, etc..

There is also a slide in the bedroom. I hate it. Have to climb over the bed to get anything out of the closets with slide in. Also cannot access any of the lower drawers or cabinets.

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Old 08-13-2013, 09:24 AM   #21
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Most motorhome owners eventually have slide problems. Leaks are quite often the first to occur. Later, it's mechanical breakdowns of various kinds. That's why I bought a Nexus Phantom 28P--no slides. Of course, it all depends on your needs. If you want a motorhome that duplicates your house, by all means buy a MH with 3 or 4 slides. If you want to keep things simple while traveling, opt for one of the few MHs that come slide-less.
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Only sans-slides RV's I see are rental class C's. If you could purchase a new Class A with no slides you better plan on passing it down to the kids because you could never sell the thing IMHO.

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