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Old 04-03-2016, 04:44 PM   #1
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Forester 3051S Slide

Interested to know what people who have this full side slide-out think about it, operation, leverage on MH and other issues?

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Old 04-03-2016, 05:00 PM   #2
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The full wall slide adds a huge amount of space and we really love it. We've had no issues with it in the 2+ years/21K miles we've had this MH. The operation is smooth and fast.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:15 AM   #3
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It's great. We've only had it 9-months and 9,000 miles but so far so good. Works as advertised.
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Old 04-04-2016, 12:59 PM   #4
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we love the space it gives inside and all the comments on it, but we have had problems with ours. The front slide tower pulled away from the exterior wall, and then the whole slide bracket had to be replace due to driven gear teeth stripped .
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Old 04-04-2016, 01:36 PM   #5
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My older Class C was just about as long as my new 3051 but it didn't have any slide outs. I really like the extra space it gives us now. Both Class Cs have the same basic layout, but with the sideout the space it creates is fantastic.
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Old 04-05-2016, 01:21 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone.
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Old 04-06-2016, 11:09 AM   #7
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Watch your gas line under the slide. Our had a bungee cord that assists the retraction but it was broke so the gas line folded over and pinched shut so no propane to the stove with the slide in. Fixed the bungee and no problem now even though I watch it every time we pull in the slide.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:19 PM   #8
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My dealer caught that same issue during maintenance with the gas line under the slide.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:04 PM   #9
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We just picked up our 3051 four days ago and we our getting it loaded up for its maiden voyage. I agree that the space the slide provides is amazing and was a strong selling point. The size of the slide is also is exactly what scares me. I am happy to hear that so many of you are trouble free. A quick question for all of you, can you extend or retract the slide while on batteries only or is it best to extend or retract while on shore power, generator or with the motor running? I appreciate any feedback you might have.
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Old 04-25-2016, 08:27 PM   #10
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I've done it both ways without issue. The one thing to remember with the Swintek slides is to never stop until fully extended or retracted and then keep holding the button for 3-5 seconds after. This keeps the motors calibrated and in sync with each other.
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