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Old 08-12-2017, 06:54 PM   #15
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Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me! Did one full wall slide and will not do it again, mush less two. It stayed in the shop for 5 12 months of the six months I owned it.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:00 PM   #16
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i have 6 slides
let me tell you its an engineering oddball
only spots that don't pop out are the fridge, shower and toilet room. so the only plumbing that has to move is the kitchen sink and propane for the stove (that we never use)
it makes for three spaces, big living area, big kitchen and normal bedroom

running wires, plumbing or other stuff takes some finagling but the BIG basement makes it easier.
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Old 08-12-2017, 07:17 PM   #17
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I'd agree with MrD. The problems that FWS have had already coupled with the structural issues would scare me. I also have a quad slide which gives me great access to the sewer bay as well. That was a big deal since I spend so much time on hookups and I HATE to crawl under a slide.


.....X2, you know I have a quad slide coach and I love it though that consideration of not having to duck under the slide to hook up, disconnect, and flush tanks and hoses is one more advantage that brings a smile to my face that I have been taking for granite.

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Well, if they ever do build a MH lwith two opposing full wall slides, I sure hope they don't use Lipperts Schwintec Slide Systems because if they do, it will be DOA.
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Happy with my 3 slides. Full-wall slide on the passenger side, kitchen and bedroom slides on the driver's side. The wet bay hookups are between the two DS slides, so no crawling under for hookups. The full-wall slide eliminates the bottleneck in the middle of the coach, and really opens up the interior.

Both of my DPs have had plumbing and refrig in slides, with no problems. Ditto the full-wall slide (but yes, it needs to be hydraulically driven). I've never worried about structural issues caused by the FWS -- remember, you drive with slides in, not out, so no real flexing.
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I've got a 28 ft. FWS on the driver's side that has the stacked W/D, residential fridge and full kitchen (burner/sink etc.). It's operated by 2 hydraulic rams. The coach is 4 years old and I haven't had any issues with the slide. I think it's been trouble free for several reasons.

-It's on a Roadmaster Chassis which when built was custom made within the Monaco family for this floor plan with custom steel tubes cut into the rails for drains, water and Aqua Hot runs etc. It also has the outward mounted air bags for better stability.

-The slide doesn't extend as far out as my other slides allowing the weight of the appliances and the slide itself to rest on the edge of the outer wall for better support.

-All of the hydraulic lines are poly plastic much like the air lines, not rubber which results in hose expansion under pressure.
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The Rexhall T-Rex had two full wall slides. Look around for a used one.

Despite the anti-side nay-sayers, the sidewall of a coach has little to do with stiffness or integrity. That's pretty much a chassis and subfloor thing. Obviously the wall has to be able to attach the roof solidly, but the roof flexes a lot even in an old non-slide coach. The quality of the body construction has little to do with the size of the openings, and coaches with smaller slides have plenty of windows interrupting the sidewalls anyway. Take a tour of an RV factory and decide for yourself if you think those sidewalls are sturdy enough to sprovide any meaningful support.
I don't think you're talking about a Country Coach and it's welded steel semi-monocoque construction of the DynoMax chassis or an older Foretravel, Prevost or Newell.
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