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Old 01-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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Questions on full body slides-Carriage and Jayco

Just curious - does anyone have any info on the subject full body slides? I see pix and floorplan schematics on their websites, but wonder how many rams do these big ass slides have? Seems strange to me that they have so many things in the slide. Looks like it would be awful heavy on the roadside of the coach. Some have sink, refer, pantry, stove and dinette in that one slide. If someone has any info....would you please share. Thanks, rockin'
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Was looking at the Jayco full slide--seemed odd to realize the entire side of the trailer moved. Logic says it would be heavier than separate kitchen/bedroom slides but maybe it is actually lighter. Wouldn't 2 slides have 4 rams--maybe the large slide only has 3?
Interested in more info on them.
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The big difference here is Jayco is hydraulic - - OUCH.
Carriage is electric slides. There were some minor issues at first, but all seems fine now. Sure are pretty. Of course we are talking two different beasts when we talk Jayco versus Carriage.

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Old 02-02-2010, 01:45 PM   #4
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My Designer 3710 model has electric motors on all my slides.Replaced bedroom slide motor after grand child tried to open be fore braces were removed.5er 37 ft.
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The big difference here is Jayco is hydraulic - - OUCH.
Carriage is electric slides. There were some minor issues at first, but all seems fine now. Sure are pretty. Of course we are talking two different beasts when we talk Jayco versus Carriage.

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Hey FiverBob,

Is there a problem with hydraulic systems on coaches?? I thought most of the upscale MH's have them, along with Heartland 5ver's and some others...

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Is there a problem with hydraulic systems on coaches?? I thought most of the upscale MH's have them, along with Heartland 5ver's and some others...Regards, Hamshog
Regretfully you are right - - most motorhomes do have them. Been there - - done that on two upscale units. Problems on both of them. One of them had no way to bring the slides in once out and failed. Many hydraulic slides require a stick be placed in behind the overhead when you bring them in to prevent them from working back out while traveling. They make a huge mess when they blow. They are very expensive to repair. Electric are pretty simple and foolproof. All that I am aware of have a manual method off extending or retracting perchance of an electric motor failure. Electric is usually slower than hydraulic.

I will never have a hydraulic slide mechanism again. Pushed on too many of them trying to get a slide in so some poor soul can go on down the road. And, luckily, I could find others to push on mine when they broke - - three times on one unit - - each incident different.

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Is there a problem with hydraulic systems on coaches?? I thought most of the upscale MH's have them, along with Heartland 5ver's and some others...

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We've had hydraulic slides on 3 of our HH trailers and have never had a problem with any of them.

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