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Old 06-29-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Help us feel better about slides

We are almost ready to pull the trigger on one of 2 new units.

2016 Sunseeker 3100SS

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2015 FR3 30DS

It will come down to price but mostly our gut feel.

We have no slides now and have a fear of slide failure after seeing so many posts about it. More room means slides... so it is what it is. We know that we only see complaints of failure and no-one touting "hey, my slide worked again". But we're still uneasy.

Can anyone make us feel comfortable about them?

Thanks

We are leaning toward the Sunseeker as it is loaded very nicely including LED throughout, winterizing kit, fantastic fan etc. We definitely like the FR3 but it almost doesn't feel "like us" if that makes sense. Pretty fancy.

Thoughts appreciated
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:28 PM   #2
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We are almost ready to pull the trigger on one of 2 new units.

2016 Sunseeker 3100SS

or

2015 FR3 30DS

It will come down to price but mostly our gut feel.

We have no slides now and have a fear of slide failure after seeing so many posts about it. More room means slides... so it is what it is. We know that we only see complaints of failure and no-one touting "hey, my slide worked again". But we're still uneasy.

Can anyone make us feel comfortable about them?

Thanks

We are leaning toward the Sunseeker as it is loaded very nicely including LED throughout, winterizing kit, fantastic fan etc. We definitely like the FR3 but it almost doesn't feel "like us" if that makes sense. Pretty fancy.

Thoughts appreciated
I've researched that most problems are due to lack of properly greasing the slide tracks and leaving debris on top of the slide.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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Had slides on all three of our campers over the last four years. And typically camp 60-65 nights a year. No major problems. We had one slide need adjusting on one camper. In fact, after our 40' fiver rolled onto it's side last winter, was righted but a huge wrecker, and then delivered to their tow yard, the slides all still worked!! I was impressed! Love the extra space. Added slide toppers on our new fiver and love them too.
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:45 PM   #4
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I was uncomfortable last year when we faced the very same thing, ......we're now with our 2nd trailer with a slide and have had no problems whatsoever,......IMO slide toppers/awnings are a necessity and if you don't have them you should add them
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:59 PM   #5
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Slides

Slides the 2010 Berk 390 BH has four slides and haven't had a bad thing happen so far. You just have to level first then slide. Keep them clean and lube. I believe all slide should have a cover to keep it clean.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:30 PM   #6
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No problems with our slides. We do almost all weekend trips, so that's a lot of moving those slides in and out. Then we open them back up when we get home for cleaning out. We also open them up before every trip for packing food. So, that is open/close 3 times for every trip with no failures.
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:31 PM   #7
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The comfort inside the RV with 1 or more slides hugely outweighs the problems that one might have with them. Maintain them properly like noted earlier and you'll be ok. You can have problems with your hot water heater too, but you wouldn't want an RV without one, would you?
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Old 06-29-2015, 01:34 PM   #8
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Thanks all. Just nice to hear some positives about them for a change. Now to see if we can make a deal we like.
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50/50/100 nights of camping the last in 2012/13/14 with 4 slides. Only 1 ever gave me issues.
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:35 PM   #10
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We have the 3100 and never a slide issue,, we love our Sunseeker.
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