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Old 04-28-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Newbie question about slides

We're just beginning our education on RVs and are leaning toward a B+. I've seen some that have a slide that operates on hydraulics and some on a rack and pinion system. I don't understand either system, nor the advantages/disadvantages of each system. I would appreciate your input.
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Old 04-28-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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Both slide systems use a 12V motor. Basic systems use the electric motor to drive a screw that pushes out the slide, and then is kept square by the rack and pinion system and a synchronizing cross bar between the rack arms.

The hydraulic systems uses the same rack to keep it square, but instead a hydraulic pump is driven by a 12V motor, and then a cylinder pushes or pulls the ram.
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