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Old 06-03-2015, 12:21 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the good information! The different responses help me see things from lots of different angles.
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What is your recommendation re: slides?

Some A's have as many as 3; some are almost as long as the rv itself. Is it better to have several small ones or one large one? Do they have many mechanical problems? Leaking issues? Don't they add a lot of weight to the unit and reduce mileage?
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What is your recommendation re: slides?

Some A's have as many as 3; some are almost as long as the rv itself. Is it better to have several small ones or one large one? Do they have many mechanical problems? Leaking issues? Don't they add a lot of weight to the unit and reduce mileage?
Ours has four slides. Really opens the interior up. Have never had an leak problems with any of them even with galley slides. Of course there's extra weight and that probably does affect mileage but we didn't buy MH's for their great fuel mileage! Our rig shows 7.6 mpg for 45,000 miles, of course it's actually burned more as the AquaHot and generator are also fueled from the same tank.
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Old 06-03-2015, 04:30 PM   #17
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For us we have 3 slides and it works out. Ultimately I like either one full slide or a double slide on the drivers side. As for the passengers side I only like a rear bedroom slide. I don't like a big slide on this side because it takes away from the outside area that the awning covers. We spend a lot of time outside so that space in important to us.
I like the full wall slides. We have 3 slides, 2 are hydraulic 1 is electric. The full wall is 28 ft. and extends 26 inches holding the fridg. We weigh about 41,000 lbs and get 9.5-10 MPG with 17,000 miles so far. The full wall really open up the coach.
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Four slides, no problems. Slides don't impact mileage, unless you try driving with them out! ;-)


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We have a single large hydraulic slider that is on the drivers side and contains our dining room table and chairs plus the sofa/ bed. It gives us a lot of room extended, yet you can still move around easily when the slider is in. Our 36' has a nice master bedroom with a walk around queen size bed and loads of storage plus it's own stereo and flat screened TV. No slider needed. My MH weighs in at around 23000 lbs empty.

Get whatever best meets your needs and gives you a floor plan you like. With a gasser you're going to get from 5-8mpg unless you're following the semis through the mountains with your flashers going and the Mrs out pushing from the rear. Don't let having a slider(s) worry you. Make sure your sliders are hydraulically driven. JHMO
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