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Old 11-10-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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Kitchen Slide Concern - Hopeful buyer

Hi guys, I'm new here. I'm looking very seriously at the Allegro 35QBA as my family's first MH.

I feel comfortable with just about all this particular coach has to offer, with just two hesitations:

1) it has four slides. I'd prefer less, but can tolerate four given that everything still functions with all slides retracted in drive mode.

2) The kitchen is in a slide. This bothers me as I know the plumbing, gas lines, drain lines, etc are all flexible and can pose major headaches if they fail.

Do any of you know what the flexible plumbing is made from, known weaknesses, etc. For example, I'd feel slightly better knowing that Tiffin used braided steel flexible plumbing lines.

Have any of you had problems with your kitchen functions in a slide, how old is your unit?

Thanks in advance,
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:09 PM   #2
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When we first got our Phaeton, we had a slight leak in the drain hose for the kitchen slide, Tiffin sent me a new piece of hose and I changed it out on the other problems
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Old 11-10-2014, 03:20 PM   #3
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Tiffin uses braided reinforced plastic hose in the kitchen slides. I've never read a leakage complaint in the kitchen slide plumbing on the Tiffin Owners Forum or this forum other than the one above. My coach is only 2 years old and no problems with the kitchen slide plumbing.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:29 PM   #4
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Just about every motorhome and 5th wheel on the road now has a kitchen slide.
I wouldn't even give it a second thought. Any problems would be very rare.
Never had a problem with any RV I've owned.
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Old 11-10-2014, 04:53 PM   #5
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Our 35QBA gave us two leaks in the kitchen slide. One was when the kitchen drain hose pulled out of the tank fitting and the other was from one of the braided water lines failing. I'm telling you I must not be living right...four months into our new Entegra the residential fridge died...
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Old 11-10-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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We have a 2013 35 QBA. We have 18000 miles on it and have owned it for about a year and a half. No problem with the kitchen slide plumbing or any other slide. We love the 4 slides and the extra room they give you.
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:25 AM   #7
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At 9 years fulltiming and 101,000 miles driven, we have never had a problem with those hoses. Have had to replace the kitchen faucet twice and one vanity faucet once, but had nothing to do with the supply lines and drain lines in the slides. Knock on wood
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Old 11-11-2014, 07:20 AM   #8
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Anything can fail on a motorhome that is subject to all the road conditions that we drive on. The vast majority of coach owners will never experience a failed water line in a kitchen slide. That being said, it does happen. My coach has a kitchen slide that does not go out very far and to date, has not caused any problems. My neighbor on the other hand has a Allegro Red 33AA that has four slides and the kitchen slide is large and extends a long way. His coach has a leak that is difficult to fix.

I think that the solution to any leak is if it is accessible easily or not. My water connections in the kitchen slide are readily accessible. My neighbors plumbing is hard to get to. So, are the connections in the 35QBA easy to access. If so, I would no worry about it. Also, what we do when traveling is this: A one night stop on the road and I do not extend the kitchen slide. All three slides go out at our final destination.
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I have 2006 kitchen slide watch lp line had got under cabinet bottom, had to push it back under and pull up extra from behind cabinet
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