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Old 05-04-2011, 08:11 PM   #15
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Had no slides then one slide now 3 slides. If we could have 6 slides I would look for 7 slides. The space the slides provide can not be taken away by any awning or possible leak problem.

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Old 05-04-2011, 08:13 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by DRosedale
When you purchased your last RV, did you want it to have slides or not?
Last one had three slides, the new one has three, one being a full wall slide. Can't imagine not having opposing slides in the living area and we only use it on weekends and vacations. We never had an issue with the previous Gulfstream BTouring Cruiser's slides. No leaks, no maintenance issues. I hope the new Itasca DP is as trouble free.

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Old 05-04-2011, 08:24 PM   #17
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Still have a Toterhome for the boat....no slides, no room. Now have 4 slides and full length awnings....much better!
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:35 PM   #18
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We have a 2000 Pace Arrow 33 foot with two slides. I had some trouble with the engineering on the rear slide and it kept sheering pins on the drive motor. I fixed the problem my self and have had no more trouble. We love the slides and would not leave home with out them. The coach has 111000 miles on it and we have no more problems with the slides. LOVE THEM..

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Old 05-04-2011, 08:54 PM   #19
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First Mh was a 31' c class with no slides. Bought it just to see if the DW liked it better than the boat. Well 3 months later she wanted a larger mh with as she refers to "with pop outs". I found an allegro bus with 2 slides and was close to closing the deal and then she was worried about me driving one that was 6' longer. She then found the model we own with one superslide. So..........she won. It's now for sale on this website and many others as well. Not that I don't like it but she wants more "pop outs". She admits we should have bought the Allegro but she says we're better off now since "we" are more experienced. I'm still strugging with the "We". So in my opinion the more "pop outs" the better.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:58 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by DRosedale View Post
When you purchased your last RV, did you want it to have slides or not?
Can't imagine another MH without slides. Think about it. If you are worried about leaks, just keep the slides in. At least have the option for the extra space. Plus, when the time comes to trade or sell the MH, having slides will be a very big selling point. Lack of slides will make it very hard to sell, IMO.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #21
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We wanted slides because of the room. It just makes the rig more homey and comfortable. But if I were going to use it in a different manner, say travel from place to place, set up and take down a lot then I might rethink the idea. We get to where we are going and sit for a while and live.

Nine years and no problems with slides but I notice our livingroom slide is out of alignment and I am thinking of getting it adjusted----but it worries me to have someone tinkering with them. I'll have to face it this year and frankly do not have a lot of faith in RV mechanics. But I'm glad we have them
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:01 AM   #22
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Because we don't full-time and don't use our MH for really loooooong stretches of time, we opted for NO slides.

The simplicity of no slides, reduced chances of leaks, more upkeep and therefore expense, make having the no slide option attractive to us.

Perhaps when we retire and consider going full-time, we'd opt for a bigger MH with a slide or two....
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:57 AM   #23
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Our coach is used to travel/explore more, sit less, so we opted for non-slide. I can see where the slides would be a big advantage if we were spending more time in one place. Advantages/disadvantages either way. We figure when our 34' MH becomes too small, it's time to head towards home.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:12 AM   #24
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Guess i agree with Mikron, "if i had 6 slides i would look for 7. but i do miss the big awning we lost when we went to 4 slides. May look into putting an awning on the PS slide like Tallyrver.
The awning that comes out over the slide is ok, but i miss the big awning i could stake to the ground in my previous MH.
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:51 AM   #25
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We have no slides and now wished we did. I'm tired of 2 people can't get down the hallway at one time or trying to cook and have to move to let the DW get to the bathroom. There is a beautiful Prevost for sale down the road cheap. We looked at it and it was awesome but ... no slides.... no deal.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:15 AM   #26
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Although most of these responses are about MH's, we have a TT. The first TT was 25' with no slide. It was ok, but we decided we needed something larger. Our current TT is 30" with a superslide.. You would't believe the difference the slide makes. No problems in 5 years. You need to compare slides. Ours is 3" deep. Friends of ours have slides that may be only 18" deep if that. Even on some MH's I've seen, the slides are not deep and make little difference in room. If you get a rig with slides, make sure you get one with a deep slide.
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:17 AM   #27
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We've owned four class As, one with slides, three without, including our new 2010 Four Winds. We prefer no slides because of the much reduced maintenance problems, including the potential leakages, but our main reason for not wanting slides is that we boondock a lot and prefer remote camp sites where setting up is often more difficult than setting up in a commercial park. We travel light and carefree, though we do pull a small car four-wheels down. (That's my wife's preference. I'd rather carry a small scooter on the back hitch.) Komac
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Old 05-05-2011, 09:46 AM   #28
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Keep in mind that each slide will add $20K or more. The more slides you have, the higher the cost. Four slides could add $100K to the price and retain the same quality or degrade the quality and retain the lower price.

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