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Old 07-02-2015, 06:43 PM   #1
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Removing Basement Pull-outs

I saw a rig identical to mine on the internet the other day EXCEPT that it did not have a basement pull-out. I was amazed by how much extra storage room it looked like it had. I always knew the slide-out itself took up a lot of room, but seeing a rig without it made me realize just how much space was being wasted on hardware.

Obviously it's a delicate balance of storage space vs. convenient access, but honestly the pull-out's not all that convenient (for me). So I was wondering if anyone has any experience with taking one of these out? I imagine they're heavy, which I can handle, but did you run into any surprises taking it out?

Also... did you keep it to maybe put back later? Ebay it? Craigslist, maybe? Just curious what one of these would go for if I decided not to keep it.

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I installed one in my Forest River and my Thor. There's only four bolts holding them in and they're not excessively heavy. You can easily remove it yourself and reinstall it when you sell the rig.
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Old 07-02-2015, 06:58 PM   #3
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Feel free to send your pull outs to me, I love mine, whish every bin had them.😁
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I saw a rig identical to mine on the internet the other day EXCEPT that it did not have a basement pull-out. I was amazed by how much extra storage room it looked like it had. I always knew the slide-out itself took up a lot of room, but seeing a rig without it made me realize just how much space was being wasted on hardware.

Obviously it's a delicate balance of storage space vs. convenient access, but honestly the pull-out's not all that convenient (for me). So I was wondering if anyone has any experience with taking one of these out? I imagine they're heavy, which I can handle, but did you run into any surprises taking it out?

Also... did you keep it to maybe put back later? Ebay it? Craigslist, maybe? Just curious what one of these would go for if I decided not to keep it.

Thanks everyone!

I've noticed the same thing but ... the pull-out(s) under slides are real back savers !!
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Took mine out in my Entegra and put it back in when I sold it. Took up too much space and frankly wasn't all that convenience.
Now bays that come out with the slides are very convenient and if they're designed right you have the same capability to store long items.
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Yep, they do take space, but if you have an electrical compartment between the rails, in front of the black/grey/water tanks that only opens to the storage bay it's really nice just to pull the slide out one way or the other and climb in. On compartment doesn't have the slide, I don't even know what's in there as I can't get to it!
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Yeah, I'm takin' it out

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With Murphy' Law in effect, as soon as you remove the slides you're going to need something that's way back in the storage bay, then you'll have to climb in it, or hire a kid to climb in.
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We have two pass through bays, they came with two trays that went all the through. I took out one of the full trays. I had items that would not fit as far as height. Now my tall items fit in that bay nicely. The tray I removed was heavy! Nearly eight feet long and 44in wide and rated for 1,000 pounds. My bays are working well for me now and very organized. No regrets.
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Yep, they do take space, but if you have an electrical compartment between the rails, in front of the black/grey/water tanks that only opens to the storage bay it's really nice just to pull the slide out one way or the other and climb in. On compartment doesn't have the slide, I don't even know what's in there as I can't get to it!
Just lay on the tray and have DW push you back in to the electrical comp., like a super-size creeper, neat.
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