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Old 03-16-2015, 01:25 PM   #11
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Just my opinion but I'd go for the slide for the simple reason that if broken you should be able to continue with the slide in board. I ordered the 2650s that has a small slide like the 2290 to avoid the multiple and whole wall slides that most of the complaints seem to be about. And DW demanded at least 1 slide
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:30 PM   #12
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As I mentioned, I am different from the pack. Congrats on no failures, with no failures probably being the norm. Just not my cup of tea...
Hi Hoglou,

In my many months of research I've noticed that Lazy Daze is a highly respected manufacturer that seems to have a large base of satisfied customers. Their resale value also appears to be a cut above most other manufactures in their price range. And they apparently eschew slide outs of any sort across their model lines. Just makes me wonder.

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Old 03-16-2015, 01:30 PM   #13
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Longest we have been out is 3 weeks. I toad a JK behind the 2300 and no problems to speak of. My awning LEDs were partially out after the first 6 months (warrenty replaced). The worse roads (bomb craters) for us were going into Memphis that shook my fillings out but did not effect the coach. I would say it has been a pretty solid unit. Not a Prevost or even a Tiffin, but reliable and comfortable.

We ordered ours so we got a lengthy list of options. 15 btu heat pump, bigfoot jacks, sattelite (no longer offered), and about everything else less the outside entertianment center and the side view cameras. The only thing we got and dont use is the grill package as that grill takes up to much room. The grill I use fits in the water bay (passenger side) with a high output fan also stored there. Four bagged folding chairs fit nicely in the bay behind the genset.
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Old 03-16-2015, 01:44 PM   #14
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Hi all

good question on taking a slide or not to europe , my wife and I have had a 2300 [ sorry umm ford chassie ] we live in the mountains of BC , and loved it however my wife tripped at Christmas time ,bad fall and broke her left shoulder and upper arm real bad , and could no longer get in and out of the corner bed ,she tried and tried and of course she is left handed .... so what do you do we traded in on a 2650 with an island bed and no problems since . now going to europe maybe a 24R or 24w maybe the way to go , and as repairs should not be to much of a problem . I can only speak for Britian where they do import US motor homes with alsorts of slides . another thought maybe sale it before your return it may pay for the holiday . and then buy something else when you return to the USA..

are we having fun yet ....
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Old 03-16-2015, 02:57 PM   #15
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Look at the video on Youtube of the "Lippert In-wall" slide. If you did have an issue, push it back in and stop using it. Everything still works with the 2290 slide in or out.

Why not get better resale and more space. We've been building slides for well over a decade...structural is not an issue. Are slides 100% trouble free...no, but that small of a slide and this many years into R&D, you should be trouble free. If not, still no issue sliding it in and moving on down the road.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:19 PM   #16
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Re slides , I am with the slides and think that they are the only way to go for that extra space ,when we picked up our 2014 -2650sf from the dealer and starting our camping trips ,on the second time out the slide would not retract on power ,and with my wife on the switch I managed to with a gentle push get it back in place then locked with the storage arms,
With the great help of R Stull and Nadean the service manager from Country RV in Kelowna , plus a couple of replacement parts is was back to normal and has been good ever since .
I do like the fact that both Forest River Rep and Nadean the Service manager of Country RV sood behind the product and got us camping again .and no not at this time would we trade as we really like the layout and storage etc of the 2650sf.
many thanks again to all who helped us.

and yes we are having fun . now its time to get it out of covered storage and on the road.
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Old 03-16-2015, 04:55 PM   #17
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As Poppytoymaker mentioned, there's always a way to manually deploy/retract a slide, often with a simple crank. My large kitchen/living room slide failed to close due to a problem with the gear box on the drive. It took just a few minutes to crank it in. Even small, shallow slides enhance livability.
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Old 03-16-2015, 05:00 PM   #18
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Thanks Brian, on another note, do you know if the converter runs on 220 as well as 120? If not, and since I believe you do have European customers, is there a 220 version I could install when the time comes? Thanks.
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Hi all

good question on taking a slide or not to europe , my wife and I have had a 2300 [ sorry umm ford chassie ] we live in the mountains of BC , and loved it however my wife tripped at Christmas time ,bad fall and broke her left shoulder and upper arm real bad , and could no longer get in and out of the corner bed ,she tried and tried and of course she is left handed .... so what do you do we traded in on a 2650 with an island bed and no problems since . now going to europe maybe a 24R or 24w maybe the way to go , and as repairs should not be to much of a problem . I can only speak for Britian where they do import US motor homes with alsorts of slides . another thought maybe sale it before your return it may pay for the holiday . and then buy something else when you return to the USA..

are we having fun yet ....
Hi 427creston,

Thought about the Solera/Sunseeker MBS models, but I really like the larger queen bed in the 2300/2290S as well as the larger tanks, and I'm not sure I want the rear bed or articulated bed slide. Interestingly, the UK seems to enjoy a larger percentage of "caravans" i.e. towables, while the continent, especially France, Italy and Germany go the motorhome route. Good idea about selling our RV in Europe as well - there is a real demand for American RV's. In fact, there is a club in the UK called "The American RV Club" where many members somehow manage to tool around in big honking 42' diesel pushers!

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Old 03-16-2015, 08:34 PM   #20
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[QUOTE=mbauman;807193]Hi all,

DW and I are retiring and plan to visit friends, relatives and some national parks in the U.S. before shipping our coach to Europe for an extended multi-country tour. I like the simplicity and structural integrity of the 2300, but I'm wondering if the extra space provided by the single slide 2290S is worth considering. BTW, when I searched the forums for phrases such as "slide problem" or "slide trouble", I'm presented with a litany of woes that include broken cables, fried motors, hydraulic trouble or alignment problems. Not something that I'd want to encounter in some small village in Europe

Also, I think I'd like to order the coach without a dinette so that I could replace it with a couple of aftermarket recliners.


I bought a 2300 last Oct to replace a similar size vehicle. No slide on either. We traveled North America covering 110,00 miles. Our longest trip was 100 days across Canada to Alaska. We had a standard dinette which worked just fine. We now have the curvy banquette which is the pits. I'm 5'10'' and it's hard to get comfortable. An option you might consider is to get the best front seats possible, have the passenger seat rotatable and consider raising it. Install reading lights over those seats. I find the existing seats too low. Keep in mind you will get at best 10 MPG. Gas is very expensive overseas. Get solar panels. Study your unit top to bottom. Consider mods after you have traveled a few times. Bring tools. Live an adventure...
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