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Old 04-19-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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If you have heard something negative about this feature, please make note. Since I heard it was available on the 09 Essex, I've been considering it, and I know its been available on other lines for a while.
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If you have heard something negative about this feature, please make note. Since I heard it was available on the 09 Essex, I've been considering it, and I know its been available on other lines for a while.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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This is not something negative I have heard, but one of my own musings.

If the full wall slide is on the driver's side (utility side) which they always are, I have seen certain campgrounds which may have obstacles (trees or electrical post, etc.) along the utility side which would prevent extension of the slide. Maybe the more modern campgrounds would not have this, so it may not prove a factor, but I have wondered about it.
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:27 PM   #4
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I've thought about the same thing. We have 3 slides on the street side on our Torrey Pine and we have to position it to miss stuff at some of the older CG's. All these slides, or one big one is great as long as you go to newer CG's or find ones that are really wide.
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Old 04-20-2008, 02:18 AM   #5
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I have been told by a dealer that a lot of the American Coach full wall slides have had many problems with leaks and the factory was having a difficult time trying to fix them. I don't know anything personally-just reporting what I have been told.
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Old 04-20-2008, 05:40 AM   #6
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I saw a motorhome with a full wall slide a while back and it did not impress me. The whole concept looks like a recipe for problems. From and engineering view point, it looks like some real hurdles to overcome....lots of weight and a lot of bracing required.

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Old 04-20-2008, 04:46 PM   #7
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The engineering really isn't too difficult. The biggest hurdle would be in the full length seal for the top of the slide to prevent leaks. The optimal way to approach this would be to build in a small "dome" shape to the top of the slide and to cant it slightly outboard (down). Not only would it aid in the support of the slide, it would allow the water to have a route to escape prior to building up around the seal. I would assume that any full slide would have a "topper" so this should fix the leak problems with a reasonable seal. Almost made me want to dust off the slide rule, DW brought me to my senses by whacking me on the knuckles with it....

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We saw a 2008 4330 DSDP and my wife loved it. With the full wall slide, it really opened the place up. It had one slide on the passenger side. For 09 there is the 4331 that has two slides on the passenger side. Hope to get to see one of these later.
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Newmar first came out with the slides, a full wall slide would be a no brainer for them. Never had a leaky slide, I'm sure they will have all the things other MFG's had problems with figured out in their full wall slides.
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What about the structural integrity and rigidity on that side of the motorhome.What will newmar do to make up for how long this slide section is.??
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Never saw the headers bow or the slide box have a bow on the down side as I have seen in other coachs. Have seen side walls spread cracking overhead cabinets over driver and passenger in other coachs also.
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