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Old 02-13-2020, 02:19 PM   #1
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Hey you in the Mandalay, your slide is coming out.

Traveling north on the 5 freeway in Lake Forest CA. I pulled aside and honked and motion toward it. I don't know if he got the message or not, but I did my job. His toad seemed to be moving back and forth a lot too, but I didn't see what was causing that. .
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:14 AM   #2
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Seems like the driver would notice that the first time he checked the side mirror.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:19 AM   #3
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Seems like the driver would notice that the first time he checked the side mirror.
Like Mario Andretti used to say regarding mirrors.....

“Whatsa behind me, she’s a no-matter”.
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:29 AM   #4
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Drivers here are clueless. They don't use mirrors.
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Seems like the driver would notice that the first time he checked the side mirror.
That's what I thought, but I saw him about six miles back where it was only out a couple inches, then he caught back up with me and it was out to where you see in the picture, so apparently he doesn't even look in his mirrors.
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You guys need to lighten up, he could be blind
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You would think the wind noise would get his/her attention.
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Why assume he doesn't know the slide is creeping out? My thought would be that perhaps it is a 'newbie', with no technical knowledge regarding the situation, or lacks the ability to do anything about it himself. Therefore....driving the rig to a repair facility, hoping to remedy the situation.
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Why assume he doesn't know the slide is creeping out? My thought would be that perhaps it is a 'newbie', with no technical knowledge regarding the situation, or lacks the ability to do anything about it himself. Therefore....driving the rig to a repair facility, hoping to remedy the situation.

That occurred to me, that it would not retract fully, and he was just trying to limp home. But it was coming out further as he drove. Over 6 miles it came out another 6-8 inches.

I posted it shortly after I got off the freeway, thinking maybe he was driving while distracted, surfing iRV2 on his phone, and he might see the post
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I saw this same sort of thing when driving down to South Padre Island in Texas, but I assumed that the driver was unable to get the slide to fully retract and was heading to the nearest RV repair shop to get the item fixed.

It is difficult to believe that the driver did not know that the slide was not in as I don't see how anyone can drive an RV and not use the side mirrors. Not only that, but it had to be noisy in the RV with all of that wind coming in through the slot for the slide. Without it being fully retracted there was no proper seal and it had to be windy and noisy.
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I saw this same sort of thing when driving down to South Padre Island in Texas, but I assumed that the driver was unable to get the slide to fully retract and was heading to the nearest RV repair shop to get the item fixed.

It is difficult to believe that the driver did not know that the slide was not in as I don't see how anyone can drive an RV and not use the side mirrors. Not only that, but it had to be noisy in the RV with all of that wind coming in through the slot for the slide. Without it being fully retracted there was no proper seal and it had to be windy and noisy.
^^^^ That. If you look at the picture it looks like the slide is jammed. It canted outward from the top.
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I drove with a slide partially out (not that bad though) from Hershey Pen to NH where I had time to stop and fix it. Drove me nuts the whole time!
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Last year we were extending our DS bedroom slide at Quartzsite when a hose failed (balance cylinder). Ended up having to drive to Lake Havasu 90ish miles with one end in and the other end extended... Got lots of looks and finger points. Most memorable part was entering a construction zone and the flagman waving us thru saying lots of room - of course he didn't have the view out my mirror of the slide just clearing the top of the concrete barrier!!
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Home Page 3-T's RV Products Just checked them out - good to know. Thanks!
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