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Old 11-16-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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Slides with plumbing?

Do slides that have the kitchen in them such as sink plumbing or propane /electrical hookups for the stove/fridge cause extra problems? Thanks, Monkey
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Most kitchen slides have not to deep a slide as your living room slide may be that allows the plumbing and wiring to be run to adjacent wall or cabinet location.
Check this link out.
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Our brand new 2012 Fleetwood Discovery 36J had a major problem the day we picked it up. We spent a night camped locally, thank goodness, because the next morning when we used the shower, water cam pouring out of the slide onto the floor.

Turns out that there was a 3" hose that has to flex when the slide is opened. The flexing caused the pipe to crack. Took it back to the dealer. They replaced the flexible pipe with a similar length of swimming pool pipe, which was far stronger. Haven't had that issue since.
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:13 AM   #4
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Our kitchen is in the large slide on our MH (30" deep). In addition to 120v and 12v power, propane, fresh water, and drain water are also routed through a lengthy and flexible wiring cradle that "rolls" or "unfolds" to protect the cabling as the slide is opened. I wish I had a picture of the cradle to show you. It is anchored to the bottom of the slide on one end, and the chassis on the other end. The cradle is prolly eight feet long and travels only 30 inches.

The repeated rolling and unfolding (and then the reverse) system appears that it could become a single point of failure, but so far we've had no problems. The "rolled" cradle never gets smaller than about a 24" diameter, in our case, so there is no danger of kinking.

So, as of this date, no problems with our slide plumbing.

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Thankyou very much 007 and everybody !! I watched the video. Always wondered about it. Looks like the more moving parts, the more possible problems. Thanks again, Monkey
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Old 11-16-2014, 08:18 AM   #6
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In my hybrid RV while having the access panels off under the kitchen sink for a slide issue I noticed where the "flexible drain hose" from the sink was riding along he metal edge of the fender well. There was sharp cut edges on the corner of the metal wells. Over time that hose may have surly worn thru. I put duck tap over those edges. Can't believe the factory would leave exposed metal edges like that ???
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In time the constant flexing of tube and water line may break down this link will help to repair it.

This link also for RV kitchen plumbing.
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The camp hosts at a nice resort on Mt Hood in Oregon had their water line break that went to the kitchen sink in the slide. After the slide was removed the part was replaced. That was not an inexpensive fix. I wouldn't buy a floor plan like that because of the poor engineering.
Just me, but I don't like asking for problems.
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Kitchen sink drain hose in our 06 National Surf Side has had several issues. I would not choose another unit with any plumbing or propane. Just seems like a problem waiting to happen
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The camp hosts at a nice resort on Mt Hood in Oregon had their water line break that went to the kitchen sink in the slide. After the slide was removed the part was replaced. That was not an inexpensive fix. I wouldn't buy a floor plan like that because of the poor engineering.
Just me, but I don't like asking for problems.
That's what I have been thinking also... Thanks !
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Kitchen sink drain hose in our 06 National Surf Side has had several issues. I would not choose another unit with any plumbing or propane. Just seems like a problem waiting to happen
That's what I have always thought. But it seems every camper be it a Class A, TT or Fiver that we like have a kitchen slide. I would like to avoid it but we may end up with one someday.
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Kitchen sink drain hose in our 06 National Surf Side has had several issues. I would not choose another unit with any plumbing or propane. Just seems like a problem waiting to happen
I suspect folks knew what I meant, but I should have said, would not choose another unit with plumbing or propane in the slide.
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I would only get a kitchen slide if the sink were a fixed center island. That way it's only the propane hose that has to move. There are many floor plans like this out there now. Even in small trailers that end up feeling really big as they often have dual, opposing slides.
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Haven't had any issues with ours.
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