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Old 08-21-2011, 02:00 AM   #15
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That has been done. It was at a rally or something. A crew came in and did a RV makeover on a 22 ft Winnie.
It was also covered in MH magazine.
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There was one that was remodeled and had a slide added to it on an RV travel show. I ran across the video on youtube a while back (tried to find it again to post the link, but no luck). It was a 27' Cheiftain though. I remember this specifically because it was the exact year, make and model as mine. They added the slide to the driver side directly behind the driver. The addition weight would depend greatly on the type of slide added. I previously owned a ultra light weight TT and the slide on that was lucky if weighed more than 10-15% more than the non slide out section on the other side. The whole frame was constructed of 1" aluminum square tube and was slid in and out on three plastic rollers via a small 12v motor and a cable and pulley system. The slides support happened once the slide compressed with the frame on the wall of the TT.
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:54 AM   #16
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I googled " adding a slide to a motorhome " a bunch of sites came up.
These 2 were the ones that i had a chance to look at and thought would be helpful.
Chad's Home Improvement, Furniture and RV Projects

How to Add a Slide Out to an RV | eHow.com

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Does anyone know of an east coast co. that does this type of mod?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:44 PM   #18
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There is a company in Gilbert, Arizona that does this sort of modification. Don't know how much they charge but the FMCA Mag should have there add in it. We thought about doing it to ours but changed our minds...or dw did!
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Nope I haven't weighed it yet but GVWR is 11,700 and I'm pretty sure I'll still be way below that when finished. I don't plan on pulling a toad or loading up alot of junk in it. It will be for my wife and I to live in full time so I will pay close attention to weight when we get to that point.
If you haven't weighed it you have no idea where you stand as far as weight and weight distribution. Most older RV's are right at GVWR or overweight as they left the factory door without anything loaded in them.
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