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Old 04-05-2015, 02:28 PM   #1
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Question re slides and storage

I have what I know is a total newbie question, but here goes:
Some coaches have storage compartments attached to the slide, others it they stay put. Doesn't the attached storage add an awful lot of weight to the slide and mechanism? Is this a problem? Also, are you more limited as to what (weight wise) you can store in those compartments that are attached to the room slide?
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Old 04-05-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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Had them on my previous coach. I suppose you could overload them with heavy objects, but it was never a problem for me. Unless you plan to carry lead weights I don't think it would be a problem.

My present coach has pass through storage and it does hold more because you can store things in the entire width of the coach versus just on the sides of the coach with the moving storage compartments.
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Yes, with storage in the slide one has to be aware of what you put in there - but it's not a big deal. Any really heavy stuff, not sure what it would be, maybe a big toolbox, goes to bins not in a slide.

I have compartments in the drivers side living slide. More of what goes where is decided by where and how often it gets used. On the passenger side is all the stuff used on the patio area and/or often used - chairs, tables, common hand tools, patio lights, decorations, etc. Drivers side, in the slide, contains mostly less often used stuff.
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I have what I know is a total newbie question, but here goes:
Some coaches have storage compartments attached to the slide, others it they stay put. Doesn't the attached storage add an awful lot of weight to the slide and mechanism? Is this a problem? Also, are you more limited as to what (weight wise) you can store in those compartments that are attached to the room slide?
Thanks for any opinions and/ or advice!
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I don't particularly care for the slides with the integrated exterior storage compartments. You lose pass thru storage and have to be careful at some campgrounds to make sure you leave enough distance from the service post(s).
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I've seen some with stickers saying the load limit was something like 150#'s and that was for a bay that went the length of the main slideout. That's not much IMHO.
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