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Old 07-07-2013, 06:39 AM   #15
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The new FWS's can present problems as found in this thread.
Some of these slides may have a refrigerator mounted in them and go from drivers seat to the back corner of bedroom on a 43' coach.
One thing noted with these type coach's is make sure they are level before deploying slide or possible damage may result.
The latest happening is a broken torque bushing, why maybe stress or someone over torque the bushing which are two settings 125# & 145# on this type slide.
Release of torque bushings----Order torque bushings
Some of these larger slides will have two motors and some even larger slides will have three motors.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #16
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I would not hesitate on a full wall slide, especially on a 2007 model year.

Like anything mechanical there comes a time when something will fail. But I bet the percentage is in the signal digits.
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:15 AM   #17
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I would not hesitate on the FWS. We love ours !
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Old 07-07-2013, 07:16 AM   #18
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No problems, and BTW all our appliances, residential type are on our fws. Personally one of the strong points that DW and I decided was a must have when we bought our new coach.
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Thanks to all responders....

Seems almost overwhelming support.... I suspect the issues found might fall under similar problem percentages as may be found with most mechanical features on coaches.

This is completely informal, so the untold background to operations and on-going levels of preventative maintenance may play a factor to both positive & negative results.

FWSs sure do add to the space and experience!

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As an aside, just pulled the trigger on a super clean '99 Allegro Bus (gas 32') with banks system, 1 slide. 60k miles, brand new rubber, roof, & brakes. <80 hrs on 7.5 kw gen. $26k Cdn. Dipping the toe in the water as it were .... Figured I can't go wrong with this unit....upgrade downstream if the lifestyle fits with all involved. (read ...DW )
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Love my FWS, Residential Refrigerator, Washer, Dryer, Kitchen, Master dresser and TV all in slide. Factory stated to never stop the cycle of going out or in as the 3 motors synchronization will be affected which causes most problems. Also ALWAYS be level prior to extending slide.
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After 6 years 28790 miles and full timing for the last year-We had our first problem with our full wall slide. We broke the two rollers on the inside on the center beam for the slide. Between Fleetwood and Powergear they did get me the parts to fix it. The first go around they sent the rollers with no bearings in the rollers second time they sent the complete rollers. Parts were cheap the overnight shipping was not. But it's back together and working properly. I still would go for the full wall slide ---love the room it gives you. And now I know how fix the slide
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:28 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by SteveInPEI View Post
Hello all

Have been looking at coaches (gas) with full wall slides (fws) .....and ventured into a forum of several years back.
Most were of the opinion that the technology is being perfected to the point that worries are not priorities. Some were fearful of pending doom.

Based on age of coaches, I'd love to hear real world examples of trouble-free, occasional hiccups, steady problems, or massive failures.
More weight - check. More room - check. More problems ?

My interest is in a 2007 Rexhall Rexair. What have others found and what are your thoughts on issues and joys with FWSs?

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Rexhall has the patent on dual full wall slides since he invented them. Unfortunately he didnt patent the single full wall slide when he invented it or Rexhall would be a lot richer. His original units were massive chain drives that were expensive to build and complex to maintain so he went to HWH hydralics and other than the solenoid mentioned elsewhere in this thread has had minimal problems with the SLIDE portion. Just be sure to check how the drain, electric and water lines are run if they are in the slide. Rexhall has had a small amount of problems with some of the designs.
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