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Old 03-06-2013, 07:17 PM   #1
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Slide out weight capacity

I was told the weight capacity of the slide outs in the solera 24r is 600 lbs. Not bad in the rear bedroom, because it is only half the bed in the slide out. But if this true for the couch slide as well, I hope it does not include the weight of the couch. Anybody know for sure?
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #2
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I am not sure of the exact rating, but when you consider that the slide floor is only held up by a handful of skinny screws, 600 lbs sounds about right.
Another poster had one of the side walls of his slideout rip out, and you could see how pathetically it was attached.
Don't be dancing on that floor, that's for sure!
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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Another poster? What does he have? Remember all slide outs are not created equal. Trailer slide outs do not have seat belts. Ours have to withstand 5000 lbs seatbelt pull tests.

Where did you get the 600 lbs number? Not from me. I know we have 4 adults and sometimes 5 in our slide outs.
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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I was given that weight capacity by a factory rep. But it may be for the rear slide only. That is why I am asking about the dinette/sofa slide?
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Old 03-07-2013, 06:30 PM   #5
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At what show?
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It wasn't at a show. The salesman had the rep call me to answer some questions. It took a couple of days to get the weight answer from the engineer.
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I was told the weight capacity of the slide outs in the solera 24r is 600 lbs. Not bad in the rear bedroom, because it is only half the bed in the slide out. But if this true for the couch slide as well, I hope it does not include the weight of the couch. Anybody know for sure?
To look at Lipperts slide design, they use 2.5" or larger heavy stuctural steel tubing, each double with telescoping sections. When the slide is out at least one half the load in is on the main floor of the RV, the rest of the load is spread to the edge of the slide. Based on the steel along with two supports (maybe more) its probably capable of supporting 1 ton of weight X 2. How could you possibly load it that much? Other mfgs use similar design. The only time a slide is "unstable is when its "in" because its not bearing on the normal load points. You'll overload your RV long before the slides will be overloaded IMO.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:10 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input VinceU. Bclemens would you please get me an accurate weight capacity for the slides in the Solera 24r, if what I was told is incorrect. Have already ordered my Solera, but would love to have that info. Thanks
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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You're fine at that weight for the rear slide. The front slide will be much higher. Again, we expect (4) adults to be up there I don't think you have anything to worry about. Unless of course you're a traveling circus side show of "strong men" averaging 400lbs each. But I'm guessing you'd exceed GVWR before you exceed the slide rating.
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Thanks Bclemens. Close to the circus side show-an old college football lineman. I appreciate your time and your invaluable input on this forum.
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