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Old 03-30-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Smile update and lengthen older slide

Hi, I'm in the process of putting my "set up?" together. I plan on living and traveling in my 5th wheel. I found and purchased a 1999 25' terry lite 824 5C. I really want to be able to get to out of the way places, so I spent a lot of time looking for a small yet roomy unit. This one is very well maintained and has one slideout, which is just what I wanted. My question is: Can I upgrade the older hand crank system to a schwintek and also lengthen the existing slide from around 6' to about 10'. this would drastically improve the living space. This is all completely new to me, and I can't wait to get started!

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Old 03-30-2013, 10:41 PM   #2
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Lengthening the slide room would be very difficult and expensive because the entire body framework would have to be redesigned and built, in addition to designing and building a new slide-room. I can't address the manual-crank to powered slide question other than to suggest using a power-driver/drill to rotate the screw.

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Agree with Ray on the modification of a slide.
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