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Old 08-29-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Number of Slides

I have seen some people say they prefer Quad slides vs The full wall slide.
Not sure of the reason why??
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:26 AM   #2
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JMHO: Because I don't have either , the larger the slide the more strain on the mechanism that moves it and the smaller the wall area left for structural integrity, of the coach overall.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:41 AM   #3
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Slide thoughts?

Folks,

My opinion follows:

1. Full wall slides reduce the structural integrity of the coach. There is no roof or cross-longitunal support throughout the ~30 foot length. Not goo in case of an accident.

2. Slides on the Passenger Side do reduce the outside socialization area.

3. Bedroom slide is generally required for a long bed. If your OK with a 75" long bed, no need for a bedroom slide.

4. Putting a kitchen into a slide is quite heavy and more prone to problems.

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Our choice to not go with the full slide version of our coach was that since we spend a lot of time in one place, we tend to fill our tanks (black & gray) more often. With the full slide, the wet bay is under the slide making it difficult to get access to. With our quad slide, the wet bay is inbetween the front and rear slides.

Minor detail...but even if traveling, you'd need access to the wet bay every day...hooking and unhooking.

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I like quad slides because I like the room. My main reasons for not liking or wanting a full wall slide are weight of slide (wear) and potential lack of structural integrity. I have been blessed in that I have never had a slide failure, but I wonder how hard it is to manually retract a full wall slide.
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Our choice to not go with the full slide version of our coach was that since we spend a lot of time in one place, we tend to fill our tanks (black & gray) more often. With the full slide, the wet bay is under the slide making it difficult to get access to. With our quad slide, the wet bay is inbetween the front and rear slides.

Minor detail...but even if traveling, you'd need access to the wet bay every day...hooking and unhooking.

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One of the things I like about my quad slide as well.
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I have a quad slide and really like the space but I think my favorite floor plan is in the American Coach with the full wall slide. It really opens up the coach. I haven't heard of any recent issues with the full wall slides with regards to rigidity.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:52 PM   #8
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Hi 6mm,
I like the quad slide configuration because I prefer separation of the entertainment/kitchen and bedroom areas of the coach. I do not like the open floor plan look and feel.
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I like my 3 slides because I don't want my DW to have to push a extra button when we set up or get ready to move.lol
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We have a full wall slide as I really like the way it opens up the coach. So far, no issues with it. It's hydraulic when you get that big, so I do wonder sometimes. But it actually moves and stores better than the two electric slides on the other side. With one, you have the issue of a very large moving area, but with the other you have the issue of one more slide (and one more set of motors) to get screwed up somehow.

I'd say go with the layout you like.
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Old 09-01-2014, 09:42 PM   #11
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It's just like asking people what brand of tires or gas or diesel !!! You will always get the people with the model they have as it being the best model. The large slides are hydraulic and that is so much stronger than electric motors.
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Some full wall slides are electric motor driven, usually 2 or 3 motors. They have to stay in sync to work properly, and early models had some problems with maintaining sync. I haven't heard of that issue lately.

Full wall slides are typically shallower than the individual quad slides, which might make a difference in some floor plans. I haven't seen the shorter bed that brunsje mentioned, but that's one possibility.

I suspect the major reason is just plain old human suspicion of new technology. Just like there are people who maintain they want no slides (or no power windows or no a/c, or DEF in their diesel, or no whatever), there are always those who will say that the previous design/style/method was better. Maybe not quite luddites, but the same sort of attitude toward new things.
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