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Old 02-05-2014, 02:26 PM   #1
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Kitchen slides

We are looking t fifth wheel campers, My husband is skeptic about appliances being on a slide with hoses, cords, etc. Has anyone ever had any issues with these?
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Old 02-05-2014, 03:08 PM   #2
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Welcome Becky66
No problems here, but our kitchen sink is not on a slide. The fridge and stove are the 2 appliances on a slide.
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Old 02-05-2014, 04:08 PM   #3
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We had a Newmar with the stove and frig in a slide. Never a problem using it for 6 year as our fulltime rig. But we are talking about a quality built RV.

I'd decide on a brand and floorplan and then go to the forum for that brand and ask specific questions.

What worked flawlessly in a Newmar may be a nightmare in a different brand.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #4
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In all the trailers I get to work on and people bring, rarely are those an issue that they run into.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:04 AM   #5
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Not to worry. My kitchen slide has stove with oven, microwave, and refer. No issues with hoses, cords, etc.
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Old 02-06-2014, 08:22 AM   #6
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So far we have no problems with kitchen slide due to appliance hook-ups.
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This is what I have seen and is also my opinion so take it for what its worth

Sinks on slides seem to have a higher propensity to have clogged drains.

The Norcold refrigerator seem to happen on units that in a slide at a much higher percentage. There are several theories behind this but I think it has to do with the slide being out of level more than the motorhome. This happens when traveling and when it's extended, it's small but if you do the research you will find that even small changes in the level of the frig result in much higher operating temperatures. As a side note, putting a anything heavy (like a residential refrigerator) on a slide never seems like a particularly smart idea. It's done all the time but I tend to be wary of those extra long slides that are loaded with tons of stuff. As another IRVW2er said do research into the particular 5er you looking at, that will tell you if they have had issues in the past.

Other than that there is no problem routing electrical or even propane lines that I have seen or heard of.

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We've had 2 5'ers with a refer in a slide and one not in a slide.
Elect / Propane refer in the slide requires a fan or two to push the heat out. The intake / exhaust exits the side.
A refer fixed in the body exits thru the roof. I added a fan to help promote cooling.
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