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Old 10-09-2016, 05:04 PM   #1
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Slideout Problems

Hi All,

My wife and I are looking to buy a 2008 to 2012 used 30 to 35 foot coach. Do the full wall slides have any more problems or issues than smaller slides?

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Old 10-09-2016, 09:09 PM   #2
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only if the operators have not or do not know how to use them.. i just bought a large slide coach and it works good ..now when its wet out it does like my other coach sometimes stick when going over the hump for level floor,,, they can all do that but need to pay more attention on full wall slide. i just watch and if it happens i reverse then go in again and all is fine.... just my thoughts and actions
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It will depend on the brand of slideout mechanism. Also depends on if the previous owners did their maintenance on them.
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Old 10-10-2016, 04:45 AM   #4
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From what I've read here & other sites, full wall slides can have more problems. EspeciaLLY THOR MH's with their slide mechanisms. Plus, there's a lot of weight on that size of slide, ands as one guy put it, "it's a big hole in a box".
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:20 AM   #5
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Ours scares the hell out of me when I pull it in. It looks like it will fall out. lol But it works fine. We have Power Gear on our coach.
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This MFG inventor of slide systems make the FWS feature in many of their coach's that other MFG's have not continued.
OPERATION OF SLIDE SYSTEMS
If these procedures are not followed this could be the result.
Many people are buying them for the openness of coach when opened without having problems.
Good luck in what ever you decide.
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I'm not sure about the problems with the full wall slides slides but I suggest that you look carefully at the floor plans. The full wall slides I have seen at the RV shows I have attended give you more hallway space between the living and sleeping areas, which is not very useful. I recommend that you concentrate on the features you want, not the unique feature. Why pay more for a wider hallway?
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We have a full wall slide on our 2010 Fleetwood Discovery 40G. Approaching 40,000 miles with several thousands of those miles desert camping driving down a "cow path road". I've had zero problems with my FWS slide.
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well on ours we get two hallways and one is like a walk in closet and very usefull no wasted or dumb space...but i have seen others that just dont make sense// and our shower is the biggest i have ever seen in a coach


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I'm not sure about the problems with the full wall slides slides but I suggest that you look carefully at the floor plans. The full wall slides I have seen at the RV shows I have attended give you more hallway space between the living and sleeping areas, which is not very useful. I recommend that you concentrate on the features you want, not the unique feature. Why pay more for a wider hallway?
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