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Old 11-22-2015, 12:05 PM   #15
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I installed a 36 x 90 MOR/Ryde slide in my previous 5th wheel. As mentioned earlier, the pros far outweigh the cons. I think any space lost is made up by the toal accessibility of the contents.

I have two full width sliders in my MADP. There is a 3rd storage bay that will soon have a 42 x 48 slider. It kills me to have to drag everything out to get to the contents ib the back.
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It's great to hear from so many different people
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:24 AM   #17
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I don't see the advantage.
1. You still have to crawl under the slide to open the compartment door.
2. You got to be bent over, to unlock the tray.
3. Still bent over, pull the tray out.
4. Lost space height and width.
5. Additional weight of slides, platform, edging, locks.
6. 7. 8. Reverse of 1. 2. 3. putting tray back in.
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Next time you are out next to someone that has a slide check it out and see if you still feel the same way. Makes getting items that are in the middle of coach a lot easier in my opinion. Sliding tray out is easier than removing all items to get to the middle items.
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Old 11-24-2015, 08:39 AM   #19
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I don't see the advantage.
1. You still have to crawl under the slide to open the compartment door.
2. You got to be bent over, to unlock the tray.
3. Still bent over, pull the tray out.
4. Lost space height and width.
5. Additional weight of slides, platform, edging, locks.
6. 7. 8. Reverse of 1. 2. 3. putting tray back in.
I assume you have never had one? It's kind of like a garage door or gate opener, or power windows and door locks, or a remote control for the TV, and a few others. Once you've had them, you wonder why you waited so long.
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I don't see the advantage.
1. You still have to crawl under the slide to open the compartment door.
2. You got to be bent over, to unlock the tray.
3. Still bent over, pull the tray out.
4. Lost space height and width.
5. Additional weight of slides, platform, edging, locks.
6. 7. 8. Reverse of 1. 2. 3. putting tray back in.

Well, without it, How would I access any of the other storage behind my tool box, and no the other side is not an option as getting under the slide is a pain.

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Another option is a powered slide out. Open the door, press a button and it slides out.
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We have two pass thru basement compartments, one with tray and one without.

I'd recommend that arrangement, with two trays we wouldn't be able to carry along our Coleman Roadtrip grill....it's too tall to ride to ride on the tray.
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Even if you can't use the full slide that goes out each end I highly recommend one of them at least because it pulls out further than my 1/2 slide. I use a large electric ice chest and the top is able to be open all the way when on that tray. The spaces on the sides are useful for thing things so not much lost space.

You can store stuff under them too. We use our slide many times each day. They are built like tanks so will last forever.
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Installed my 42x90 Mor/ride slide out tray. Seems very nice. Really like how it was all put together. Unpackaged it, set it basement and screwed it down.

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I think the MorRyde slides are excellent quality, but if you are handy and have a power saw, you can make your own very easily. I bought three sets of 500lb 36" heavy duty full extension drawer slides, one sheet of 5/8" plywood, some 1x pine and made three slide out trays for less than what one of the pre-made units cost. Total cost for all three was under $400. The trays are 32" wide x 44" deep and are fastened to the basement floor with simple angle brackets.

Here is a link to the drawer slide source:
Heavy Duty Full Extension Slide 250 and 500 lbs On Orr & Orr, Inc.

Thanks for the link. My coach is all electric but the chassis is built with the 5 ft deep propane tank bay. It's reinforced and ideal for heavy weight storage. I used the 60 inch 500 lb slides.

Thanks for the comments. The slide is approx. 60 inches deep by 12 high and 12 wide. Because it was for propane it's better insulated and does not have the cosmetic cover over the rail so it has just over 18" of clearance from floor to rail. I wanted storage for small "stuff" so 12" high sides really work well. I've added 2 removable dividers to create 3 compartments.
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Opinion on basement compartment slide

Gdawgs-yours is the nicest DIY slide I have seen to date, and thanks for the link to the slide hardware. I have two commercially built slides that go both ways on my passthrough compartments that are excellent but I also have one very deep compartment that needs a one way slide, and I think a home build is the way to go.
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Gdawg. I second that. Your slides are very nice looking. Great work!
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The Discovery we are buying has one slide. It'll be interesting to see if I feel the need to add a second in the neighboring bay. I then the storage/accessibility equation tips on the side of slides. Il wait to see how much junk I need to store

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Installed my 42x90 Mor/ride slide out tray. Seems very nice. Really like how it was all put together. Unpackaged it, set it basement and screwed it down.

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