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Old 05-21-2012, 07:46 PM   #1
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DIY slide out

This might sound insane, but would it be possible to take a bedroom slide from a salvaged 5er and install it in a single slide 5er?
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I don't see why it couldn't be done, but I suspect many folks will tell you it's not worth the effort. It's done all the time on high end bus units. But, if you're a good metalsmith, carpenter/builder, hydraulic tech or electrician, etc., you should be able to pull it off. Sounds like something I might have considered in my younger years.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:28 AM   #3
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I know it would be difficult, but just wondered if it might be less expensive than buying another rig.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:08 PM   #4
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I know it would be difficult, but just wondered if it might be less expensive than buying another rig.
I would doubt it, even if you didn't factor in your labor.
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The only concern I would consider is the additional weight on the frame in that area. Some of these 5'er frames are kinda flimsy to start with. Others though, that are box framed tubing could probably handle it.
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I think the cost of such a venture (if it is even possible to do it properly) would greatly exceed the cost of selling your unit and re-purchasing a similar model with a slide.
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OK....good thoughts. I was just pondering the project.....which now is abandoned.
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I think the cost of such a venture (if it is even possible to do it properly) would greatly exceed the cost of selling your unit and re-purchasing a similar model with a slide.

But what you are not considering is all the fun and excitement of taking a sawzall to the side of your rig and that moment of Oh @%$# what have I done???

Seriously, this is not a project I would undertake myself, but then I'm not that handy with this type of construction.

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