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Old 05-30-2016, 07:42 PM   #1
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Slide Debate - Opinions Please!

Hello Gang,

My wife and I are having a debate over the large slide which our dinette and couch sites on in our 2014 328tsf.

My wife has packed the following (so far) in the seats of the dinette:

*Three Cases of bottled water
*Three Cases of Pop/Soda (Cans)
*2 cases of Ice Tee (bottles)
*Crock Pot & Electric Skillet

This doesn't include what's in the overhead cabinets (pots, pans, food). My concerns is too much weight during slide operations when setting up camp adding unnecessary stress to the slide motors. She thinks it a non-issue.

What do you guys think - Move some of the cargo to a different part of the Coach or no biggie?

Thanks everyone..
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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This for real? Pazzo means crazy, as in we'd be crazy to try arbitrate an argument between a man and his wife (or a woman and her husband it you prefer that order).

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Old 05-30-2016, 08:05 PM   #3
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Nothing I would worry about.
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:06 PM   #4
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This for real? Pazzo means crazy, as in we'd be crazy to try arbitrate an argument between a man and his wife (or a woman and her husband it you prefer that order).

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LOL! You are correct - "Pazzo" in Italian means "Crazy" the name we gave our little Maltese.

It's a harmless debate the Mrs. and I are having. I'm concerned about causing damage to the slide motors with the added weight. She on the other hand doesn't think it's a big deal.

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Old 05-30-2016, 08:16 PM   #5
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You didn't hear this from me.

Just wanted you to think about this, you now have all this extra weight in the slide out. When retracted to travel, slide is floating over the floor 1/2 to an inch.
You are headed to your campsite, road is rough. What do you think that slideout is doing?

Now ask me how I have these indentions in my floor. (We had cast iron pots and pans in ours).
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Old 05-30-2016, 08:27 PM   #6
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You didn't hear this from me.

Just wanted you to think about this, you now have all this extra weight in the slide out. When retracted to travel, slide is floating over the floor 1/2 to an inch.
You are headed to your campsite, road is rough. What do you think that slideout is doing?

Now ask me how I have these indentions in my floor. (We had cast iron pots and pans in ours).
I never gave that a thought! I was worried about the motors having to much stress during slide operation. You are absolutely correct - not much wiggle room during travel.

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Old 05-31-2016, 01:11 PM   #7
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That's a fair amount of weight. Another consideration might be when leveling the trailer. With the slide in the load is centered. With it out that weight shifts. Does that change the level? Just a thought. Might not make any difference at all.
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You didn't hear this from me.

Just wanted you to think about this, you now have all this extra weight in the slide out. When retracted to travel, slide is floating over the floor 1/2 to an inch.
You are headed to your campsite, road is rough. What do you think that slideout is doing?

Now ask me how I have these indentions in my floor. (We had cast iron pots and pans in ours).
X2. We never add any extra weight to the slides while traveling. Just stepping on them when they are in gives me the heebie-jeebies. Now after we are setup we will store cases of water and the like in the slides. Never had a problem with it altering the level.
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X2. We never add any extra weight to the slides while traveling. Just stepping on them when they are in gives me the heebie-jeebies. Now after we are setup we will store cases of water and the like in the slides. Never had a problem with it altering the level.

I agree. Just too much weight for travel. Thanks.


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Old 05-31-2016, 03:05 PM   #10
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Sounds like the man wins this one!
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