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Old 09-13-2012, 05:55 AM   #1
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Adding a Slide

We have a 2011 Class C Forester. The bedroom does not have a slide nor hardly any storage closets. Has anyone ever added a slide to their class C? If we could add a slide that contains a closet and possibly a couple of drawers, I would be so much happier with my class C. I know it would be expensive, but not as expensive as upgrading to a class A, which we are thinking of doing.
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

I've never heard of anyone doing it... and I'm not so sure that doing it right would be cheaper than moving to a Class A.

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Old 09-13-2012, 06:33 AM   #3
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I have to agree with Rick. just adding all the additional structure needed to support a slide would probably (and I could be wrong) cost more than it would to upgrade to a class C or A that already has a slide.
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I also agree however I googled adding a slide out to an RV and got multiple hits.
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Thanks for your answers. We're going to the show at Hershey this weekend, so here's hoping for a deal we can't refuse on a class A!
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Thanks for your answers. We're going to the show at Hershey this weekend, so here's hoping for a deal we can't refuse on a class A!
Good luck at the show, they usually have pretty good deals.
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There are several class C models that have slide outs. One does not have to go to an A.
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There are several class C models that have slide outs. One does not have to go to an A.
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We have a 2011 Class C Forester. The bedroom does not have a slide nor hardly any storage closets.
Same here with our old Dutchman class-c. But look closer and you may find space you didn't realize you had. We have 2 small closets and 5 small draws in the bedroom. That will be used mostly for my clothes. We plan to use the space above the cab for storage. We'll use those plastic things with draws sold everywhere these days, and those totes for DH's clothing and both our shoes and boots. Also lightweight food items. It's a large space. We do have space under the dinette seats and that's where the bedding and extra blankets will be stored. We're hanging a 5 shelf rack from Wal*Mart in the bathroom above the commode for towels, wash clothes and other toiletries that may not fit in the bathroom cabinets. Cleaning products will go under the bathroom sink. Canned goods and other foods will be stored in the kitchen of course and the pots and pans under the sink area. We have a large space for storage under the Q size bed. I'm not sure what we'll store there yet. We will not have the storage space we have with the NorthTrail but we will manage.
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It is interesting to see how little room is required, even when living in the MH for long periods. Our MHs vary tremendously in size and storage capacity - 40' down to 20', but they are all quite OK for periods ranging from permanently down to say, 4 months at a stretch.
Junk expands to fill ALL available space so you can go as big as you like, but I'll wager within 3 months you will be looking for more space.
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Junk expands to fill ALL available space so you can go as big as you like, but I'll wager within 3 months you will be looking for more space.
That is so true, Tony Lee!!

Thanks for all the tips, RanCarr. When it's just DH and myself, it works. We also put 2 tension shower rods in the shower to hang wet towels and clothes.

We just returned from a 2000+ mile trip with elderly mother and an 8 year old grandson. It got pretty tight, especially at the end. We ended up leaving the grandson's clothing in a suitcase and shuffling it back and forth when traveling/stopping, along with the towels. We made it work.

Went to the Hershey show this past weekend and found some NICE coaches, both C's and A's. Checked out the Thor ACE; nice coach that is a type of a class C/A crossover.
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Add a permanent addition to the rear of the unit?
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