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Old 12-17-2011, 04:51 AM   #43
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Sure, you can "manage" without slides, but once you have them you'll never be without them again. Those that are totally happy without slides have never had any slides.
Not necessarily. My wife and I went from a triple slide fiver to a National Tropi-Cal with none. We did it for ease of use and didn't want the maintenance issues as we age. Works for us. We don't regret it a bit.
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Old 12-17-2011, 07:35 AM   #44
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:32 AM   #45
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Sure, you can "manage" without slides, but once you have them you'll never be without them again. Those that are totally happy without slides have never had any slides.
Once you go 'slide', you won't want any other ride...

We have one slide and also wish we had more...it's our 'house' on wheels - why should we be crowded...I do think they make you more 'vulnerable' to a leak per-sea, however maintenance and a watchful eye should keep that in check although may push up costs. I would not own one without after having one I know.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:49 AM   #46
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Sure, you can "manage" without slides, but once you have them you'll never be without them again. Those that are totally happy without slides have never had any slides.

I suppose we are the exception to that one. We lived in a Newmar fifth wheel for 4 years. It had two slides. One of them very deep and very long. I had no problems at all with the operation of the slides. No leaks, no fuss.

When we started looking at used class A units we were in the "no slide" price range. Finally settled on one after 2+ years looking. No slide has been no problem at all. The 3 of us have been in here nearly 4 years and we really do not miss the slide.

If money were no limitation would we have bought with slides, probably.. but we are very happy with our home. Now, resell value is definitely a valid point but we "plan" to keep this one till Jesus comes so its no problem for us.

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There's an old Texas saying, "Different horses for different courses." Slide or no slide - choose what works best for your particular situation. There's no one right answer for everyone.

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I agree Rusty, we went from a 3 slide Mobil Suites to no slides in a Foretravel wide body 40 footer, so we have plenty of room and I really like not have to mess with all that goes with setting up the slides, not to mention all the lumps I have gotten from walking into them.
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We really like our slide on our travel trailer but we are moving up to a class A soon and have found several excellent choices in our budget without them. Hubby and I just arent sure that we should get one without at least the living area slide.

We are looking at 93-96 Monaco Dynasties and a 1998 Dolphin all without slides but they are wide bodies. I think we could manage without the slide since they are wider plus no obstacles to mess with when we are traveling down the road if one of us want to go to the back of the coach.

What are your thoughts and if you wanted a slide but didnt wind up with one when you purchased, did you regret it?

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If your buying a newer MH go with slides, If your buying a older MH I would not. I have a 96 Discovery with no slides and it's just fine. I am not a full timer, so it didn't matter to me and the issues with older slides did. Nobody can make the choice for you, thats up to you. If you plan on keeping it for a while the resell value should not steer you away from a no slide unit. You have to look at what you are getting for the money you want to spend.
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We went from several trailers with no slides to a class C with no slides to a tag trailer with one to a fifth wheel with two and finally to a class A with 3. As my name here implies we travel with two retrievers. I can't imagine what it would be like without the extra room the slides give us. Personally I've never had a problem with a slide mechanism but I know folks who have. Like anything mechanical it has to be maintained.

In our travels when I see a big rig with more slides than we have I get 'slide envy'. The slides that open up the whole length of the rig make me drool! And now they have slides in the rear too....... I suppose next they're going to have rigs with a parking bay for an Aston Martin under the floor and fold out patios and upper level observation decks. Wait! It's already been done!
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We moved up from a Class A with no slides to one that is 4' longer and has 3 slides.
The DW never wanted the kitchen slide but now couldn't live without it!
Would we ever buy another without slides? Nope!
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