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Old 07-12-2008, 04:29 AM   #15
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We had to make the same choice last year. We opted for the curbside front slide in our '07 Dutch Star DP, Model 4307. Because we would be living in ours for about 4 months this year, we wanted the inside space.

Our slide is not very deep, maybe 18". So we haven't noticed the loss of space under the awning. More important is that the awning is fairly high off the ground, so you do get more direct sun if the side of the coach is facing West.

No problems for us with the sink, stove or microwave. We happen to like Newmar, and think they engineered this one right.

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Old 07-12-2008, 06:00 AM   #16
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Yes, by all means if you go for the kitchen/curb slide, check the awning extended and see how well it does. Ours (kitchen/curb slide) is way to high to do any good. The awning is a Dometic Weather Pro which because of the height does not dip down very much. It is way high and does little good. Carefree makes one that has the ability to adjust to different angles once it's extended. As someone else mentioned here, some awnings are mounted on the slideout itself and these, although short, do a better job of shade and rain prevention.

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Old 07-12-2008, 06:03 AM   #17
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I think it boils down to:
If "YOU" like it, Buy it.
If "YOU" don't like it, don't Buy it.
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Old 07-30-2008, 10:03 PM   #18
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Late to the thread, but..
Dual slides are by far the most common on the road. Ours is a dual street slide with the kitchen on the slide, and we have no issue whatsoever with the kitchen. The last thing I want (at this point) is a slide encroaching the patio space, nor a kitchen clogging up what are otherwise some of the largest curbside windows around. We bought the coach with the primary purpose of parking at the beach, so I wanted that side clear and open. If there is a next one, it will most likely be configured similar to this.

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Old 08-01-2008, 03:39 PM   #19
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Just discovered this thread so I'll throw our $.02 into the mix. We have the curbside kitchen slide and just love the extra space we get with opposing slides inside. No problem at all with kitchen plumbing or anything else so far. We were also concerned about the space the slide takes up outside but it's really only 18" out of the entire awning depth... not all that much as we've found. There is a drawback to the awning having to be up high to clear the slide but we use a 6 ft. awning drape for the times when the sun gets too hot on that side of the coach. If we were in the market for another coach it would be the same slide layout. The additional space inside makes it feel more like a home and less like a hallway.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:21 PM   #20
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Many options to consider when buying an RV. We only have 2 slides - one streetside with couch & dinette, the other curbside in the bedroom with closets. We wanted to stay under 40' so we could get into some of the smaller, remote campgrounds. We also wanted 2 slides so we could have a higher CCC or Cargo Carry Capacity. Our CCC is 4700 pounds. If I remember right, a slide can take 1000-1500 pounds from your CCC. Also, only the 2 of us full-time so inside space is more than enough.

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