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Old 07-19-2011, 04:49 PM   #15
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We've always made sure we can get to everything (& be able to watch TV's) we need with the slides in, both in our last 5th wheel & our current motorhome. When shopping, I always ask for the slides to be brought in so I'll know what I can & can't get to. If it's something important (like the fridge or bathroom access from the bedroom) I can't get to with slides in, I cross that RV off my list.

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The front area on ours is good, we can get to the fridge and bathroom with a little sideways scoot action.


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Old 07-19-2011, 05:32 PM   #17
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I've never even been in a rig that had slides.
Don't feel bad: I just picked up an RV magazine here in Tokyo, and I don't think any were slide equipped. Wow. Tiny rigs, but lots of them!

You're right on the money, re floorplans. DW suddenly wants a rig without a walkthrough shower area, two items you mentioned are included in her wish list: first, that sufficient walkway space exists with slides closed; second, that the mid-cabin TV remain uncovered with the slides in.

We've seen some really top-shelf Class A diesel pushers that were very awkward to walk through, with the slides in. And, more than half of the current offerings with mid-cabin TVs feature an occluded screen when underway with the slides retracted.

One final note: there's been discussion here from maintenance folks suggesting a rough correlation between the length of a slide and its frequency of failure. Manufacturers have mitigated this effect to some extent with development of full-length slides over the six or seven years, but the relationship still exists.

For one, I think that was a perfect question, highly important!!
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We have 2 slides in our Bay Star. We can use nearly everything. Bedroom slide closes the lower drawers. You have to know, where the underwear is?!
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...You have to know, where the underwear is?!
I can relate! There are 2 drawers in our 6 drawer wardrobe that aren't accessible with the bedroom slide in. First time loading clothes, guess where I 1st put the underwear/socks that I needed to access one morning after a Wally-docking night? Now those drawers hold the extra set of sheets/mattress pad for the pull-out couch (which rarely gets used).

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We have 2 slides in our Bay Star. We can use nearly everything. Bedroom slide closes the lower drawers. You have to know, where the underwear is?!
Exactly like mine. ....those bottom draws are covered by the bed when the slides in. Pretty much standard I think.
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We hauled 3 grandchildren, two parents, and my wife and I in our four slide out DP to Disneyland Ca. Getting to the bathroom is no problem. We can crawl into our rear bed without putting the sides out for a quick nap. When we stopped for lunch and give the driver (me) a break we put one slide out so moving around is easier. So the answer in my case is yes. We have access to the necessary places when the slides are in.
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In our 31ft EVERGREEN with a slide we can access the entire unit with the slide in.
Just in case one is a bit heavy the TT has a second door that is in the bedroom.
We opted for a TT with an 18inch slide and it makes getting around inside without extending it easy.
Ck on refrigerator and bathroom access with the slide closed, this is IMPORTANT when stopping for lunch on the road. We use this feature often. On some units one is not able to open the refrig without opening the slide, to me this is a non starter.

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I'm curious, when the slides are in, can you still move around?

I'm sure the answer depends on manufacturer, model, floor plan, etc.

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Yup that's the answer. Totally depends on the mfr and floor plan. In our rig we can move around and access everything with the slides closed except a few drawers (on the bottom) and one side of the closet in the bedroom. Everything in the living room, kitchen, bathroom and front is completely accessible. It was one of our criteria when we bought the rig.
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Embarassingly Silly Question #4 : freedom of movement with slides in

I've never even been in a rig that had slides. (this will be corrected soon as I start window shopping while I'm on the "mainland")

I'm curious, when the slides are in, can you still move around? or do you have to hop over furniture?

If there is a bedroom slide, and it is in, would you expect that the bed is pushed up against the far side?

If you stop for an overnight in a rest area or truck stop, and you don't put your slides out, is the quality of life on the inside compromised much?

I'm sure the answer depends on manufacturer, model, floor plan, etc.

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Our DP has opposing slides. In the bedroom, you can't get at some of the drawers with both slides in. You can sleep comfortable in the bed though. In the living area, everything is accessible (refer, bathroom all cabinets). You can walk the full length of the RV.
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On our 4 slide coach it is a little close but we spent a week staying in it at the Freightliner shop in Chandler AZ with our Golden Retriever and had all the slides closed. It was tight but doable. Probably the biggest problem was for my wife to get out of bed at night as she had to crawl over me.
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As we look at various RV models, this is something that we always look at. It isn't necessary to access everything with the slides closed, but if we're traveling and want to stop for lunch, it sure is nice to be able to get to the refrigerator, some place to sit and eat, and the bathroom with the slides closed.

We can do all of that in our mpg, although getting into the bathroom requires sitting on the bed while opening the door. Since the slide isn't very deep, though, we can usually put it out, which gives us enough room to work normally.
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I guess it all depends on the floor plan of the unit your looking at I have good access with slides in except I have to crawl over the bed when both slides are in back there.

Front slide in as opposed to the picture in reply above.
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2004 Monaco Camelot. No problem to use RV features with slides in. Winter time travel, it is a lot easier to heat when traveling from Canada south. Would be a deal breaker if not useable with slides in.
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