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Old 06-20-2016, 05:18 PM   #15
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1 slide=ok
2 slides=better
3 slides=better yet
4 slides =maybe better, maybe not. Depends on lay out.
0 slides= cramped quarters.

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Old 06-20-2016, 05:19 PM   #16
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You'll save big buying a coach with no slides - but it will be very difficult to sell

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Old 06-20-2016, 05:31 PM   #17
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There are still a lot of people perfectly happy with their no slide motorhomes. We just upgraded from a no slide 31 ft to a three slide 31 ft. Makes a big difference when you get where you are going and set up. Ours is not very useful with all slides in. So get in one and see what YOU think.
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Old 06-20-2016, 05:36 PM   #18
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We were looking at a coach without any slides and I am glad we did not purchase it. We have a coach with three slides with opposing ones in the living room. It makes a really big difference in how the coach feels. We lived in it for 3 months while the house was being build and we never felt closed in. We could have easily lived in it for many more months. If we did not have any slides, living in the RV would have gotten old.
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:15 PM   #19
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First coach had no slides - wished it did. Second coach had two slides - ah, much much better. Third coach has four slides - love all the roominess!
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Old 06-20-2016, 06:18 PM   #20
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I have a 40' no slide unit, and it works perfectly for what I use it for. Its my hotel at the race track.
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Old 06-20-2016, 08:13 PM   #21
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For short term, no slides is probably ok. For several days or more, not so much.
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:34 AM   #22
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Get whatever works for you and fits your RVing lifestyle; usage.

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Old 06-21-2016, 01:33 PM   #23
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We have had no problems due to slide out malfunction during our 70,000+ miles and 14 year of owning our 38' Country Coach Magna.

Of course, we have no slides and are almost perfectly happy.

We served cocktails and a sit down dinner for 8 adults in the rig one rainy night.

Everyone stayed for 4 hours and some made positive comments on the space and many windows to be enjoyed in our rig.

Each of our guests had slides in their motor homes.

So, as many have said above, the need for slides is a personal determination.

If we were buying a newer rig, we would enjoy some slides.
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Old 06-22-2016, 04:57 PM   #24
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Good answer.

Back in the mid-90's when Matt Perlot owned Safari, he was asked about slides and said "No motorhome with the Safari name will ever leave my factory with a slide". 6 months or so later, Safari had a model with a slide.

For the record, we don't have a slide, and this fits our use perfectly. For others, a slide is a must.

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Old 06-22-2016, 05:22 PM   #25
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28' with no slides, two people, full time. The way we live and use it, it's great. I didn't want slides when I bought this one, and I haven't regretted the choice. If i could have more space I'd like about two feet more in length and I'd like better organized storage spaces.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:16 PM   #26
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We have a 2002 Country Coach and it has two slides. Keep in mind that slides come in different sizes. After seven years of ownership we like the floor plan we have.

The key is to get the floor plan you like. We have some close RV friends who travel the USA in a Mercedes Benz sprinter type coach with no slides. They love it. And we have other friends with full wall, four slides, and all flavors in between.

But my real point is to say you can find Country Coaches of the 2000-2002 vintage with more than one slide.
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We don't need slides, but ended up with a coach with one living slide because the loan value of a coach without a slide is about 30% of what they actually sell for. The demand for units with slides are that much higher.
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I'm new to the forum and am looking for my first motor home. I really like the older Country Coaches (2000-2002 models) but they seem to be mostly one or no slides. How important is it for comfort and practicality to have at least two slides?
Jim in Fort Worth

Jim, that's an individual preference, but I would not want a MH with no slides if I planned to spend much time in it!

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