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Old 05-04-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Slide or No Slide

When you purchased your last RV, did you want it to have slides or not?
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #2
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When I was shopping for my last current coach, that was a requirement. I wanted one with two slides. I don't like the three or four slides. They take too much space where the awning is. It makes the awining useless.
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:59 PM   #3
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Slides make the difference and dajudge is correct about slide in front passenger side does take up awning space.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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I have 3. Unlike dajudge, I'd much rather have the extra room inside instead of a awning. I've managed to get by quite well for the past 4 years. But then the "Bay" may have a different configuration than mine
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:23 PM   #5
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We wanted opposing slides ...and our awning is mounted on the slide, which we looked for, so we have a full awning ....Slides...Yes...and lots of them !!!! Peace...D
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Yep. Wanted four of them but the awning serves mostly to keep the sun off the the windows and not much more.

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Old 05-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #7
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I was told not to buy one with slides that they had water leaks all the time, so when I bought our first MH it did not have slides. Six years later and I would not have a MH without slides.
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:33 PM   #8
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Got to have slides. Why have no slides and lose all that space?
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Old 05-04-2011, 07:36 PM   #9
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Slides are nice, BUT they are another source of leaks, maintenance and repairs. I prefer no slide for the simplicity, but for full time slides are nice for the extra floor space.

It is your call.

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Old 05-04-2011, 07:57 PM   #10
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Four slides ,awning attached to front passenger slide so I can watch the
32 inch outside tv.
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We have had 3 Motorhomes with out slides and my wife always complained about not having enough room. Now we have 2 slides and love having the extra space.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:00 PM   #12
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For fulltiming the slides make a huge difference. Looove the extra space.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:06 PM   #13
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First coach no slides this coach 3 slides and a full 20 foot awning love the room wouldnt own one without slides its ones personal choice
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:07 PM   #14
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An additional comment to the issues of slides and cost to own. The hydraulic slides were the single most expensive item that we had to have repaired over the life of the trailer. In the 6 years, we had over $4,000.00 in repairs to the main slide. We had one repair on the front jacks when the slip-clutch died. No other repairs other than the A/C and frig control boards in the last year of ownership.

The slides will work fine for a few years, but as it ages, be prepared and keep a close eye out for leaks.
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