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Offline brmax

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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2018, 07:37:29 AM »
Some of the coach models and or brands have a couple different things that come to mind.

One is some have a box tubing structure in the lower section and to me this can be a benefit in attaching or using. ( I don't have so I like it ) 

Another thing is floors that have a gradual rise to the rear coach and less head room.

So just a couple things that are on the list Im sure several others that are interesting in how the really played a role and now to consider or understand so we can address the choices.

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Offline luvrbus

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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2018, 07:46:26 AM »
Slide problems are all in the mechanism I been around Foretravels with the HWH slides some are over 20 years old and never missed a lick.HWH mechanisms are very costly I bought 2 back in 2000 to install slides in my Eagle and never did it then sold the mechanisms for more than I paid.Now the Happy Jack slides are made cheap with the tiny windshield motors for power I have those on a 5th wheel trailer 4 of the damn things that are always a problem 

   
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Offline chessie4905

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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2018, 12:09:29 PM »
You are right Cliff. Eagle made the best Eagles there ever were.
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Offline Taibob

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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2018, 01:39:40 PM »
  I put two slides in my 1984 MCI 9 . Electric driven. No problems for the past ten years.
  Front has an electric couch on which opens to a double bed.
  Rear has a queen bed on it which opens up a 3 foot area at the foot of the bed so that I can access the full        closet at the rear of the coach. Makes putting my clothes on in the bedroom easier.
 As I full time, it makes life more enjoyable. I am now in the 4th  quarter of my life and have the usual older man symptoms so I retained a 2 foot aislewayfrom front to back for those quick stops.
 As for the slides,,,wouldn,t be without them. 
 Just finishing my trip to Alaska from Vancouver Island

  JoeMC7..I am in BuckCreek and shall call soon.  JC  I shall be in Calgary in a few weeks. Shall let you know.
 
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Offline sledhead

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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2018, 04:19:28 AM »
I made 1 for the M C I and same thing after 10 years use no problems . the space when out is nice and when in it was the same as if there was not a slide there . slide was 24 " deep x 12' 6 " long
the M C I 102 C has a extra roof wall frame because of the factory roof raise and that helped a lot with the design

dave 
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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #20 on: July 19, 2018, 04:41:09 AM »
If you decide to do one or more slides, do all the research you can on how to do one before you start. Shouldn't be too big  a job if fully educated before you start.
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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2018, 06:01:10 AM »
A single slide on 1 side is not all bad the 4 and 5 slides do take a lot of space and room,some RV parks don't have the room for 12 or 14 ft wide RV's with all the slides extended  lol I look for parks to start charging extra you know like they do for 50 amp service or a pet 
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Offline Branderson

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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2018, 01:15:08 PM »
If we go full timing, we plan to upgrade to something with slides.  We have two pets which takee up a lot of room. 

I'm not sure on what it would cost to put slides in.  I never really thought of that before but I guess that could be an option.
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Re: Slide out or not?!
« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2018, 04:37:41 PM »
I think I'll get a matching coach to park close along side. Then have a passthrough door on both. Set second one up with lounge setup with refer, recliners, and 80" tv.
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