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Old 09-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #15
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Personally I like the extra storeage and pass through that we have over no pass through and limited weight.
Yep, I've hit my head and I cuss the slides out but I still wouldn't change.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:30 PM   #16
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My slide is 23.5' (full wall) with attached basement bays. I have not had any issues with it, but then, the slide has 3 motors. For me it was a deal maker.

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Old 09-18-2012, 07:44 PM   #17
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this question is really one of coach / frame design.
Coaches with straight frame rails, the frame is in the way anyway, pass through storage is not an option.

Raised rail chassis have the frame rail in 3 sections, with the center raised up to the floor level, allowing pass through storage underneath.

One thing to watch for is the doors. Some manufacturers hinge them up, and the ones under the slides only swing up 90 degrees, these are head breakers for sure. Our Knight has the doors hinged on the side. Less head banging, but you have to have room for the 3 to 4 foot long doors to swing out, I've bashed mine against lots of electrical pedestals and such.

Still, the pass through storage is great, LOTS of room. We have a slider in one section, the other is just wide open.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:45 PM   #18
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We have attached bays on our slides. No problems with the hydraulic motors or with weight. For us this is the best system....we are constantly in & out of our storage bays...bar-be-que...golf clubs..mountain bike gear...air compressor...tool box, etc. etc. Only problem we ever encountered is the limited amount of clearance...we were once in an "owner" site where they had built a patio and we couldn't use the site because our slide could not clear the height of this patio.
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Old 09-18-2012, 07:48 PM   #19
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I think a raised rail chassis with full height pass thru would be nice, but ,
the full wall Bounder with nice wide storage under the slide is nice too.
I do keep lighter things in that bay
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Old 09-19-2012, 04:58 AM   #20
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A+ on Slide Storage

I have a 2001Winnebago Adventurer 32V with the storage in the slide.
I specifically looked for this and am still glad that this unit had this option.
I am in these storage compartments constantly and can't imagine bending down/on my knees several times a day when I need something.
My hydraulic pump moves this slide with little effort.
I do try to store the lighter items in this area.

My unit is constructed so that a 'through' storage is not possible.
I pack carefully and seem to always have plenty of storage space when we head south for our 4 month winter.
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Old 09-19-2012, 06:49 AM   #21
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Our older RV (1997 fleetwood) has basement storage below the 14' hydraulic slide. I like the access, but only two of the compartments are real. the rear one is only a door, due to the heavy hyd mechanism. I never have paid much attention to the weight limit. That hyd ram and its heavy forged beams could probably LIFT the entire slide instead of just pushing it in or out.

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