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Old 12-22-2015, 07:47 PM   #11
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Mine has four. I can get to the fridge, and the crapper. The two most important spots.

I don't like slides on the camping side, but mine is at the far back.
So, it's liveable.


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Old 12-23-2015, 03:17 AM   #12
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Mine has four. I can get to the fridge, and the crapper. The two most important spots.

For the fridge, make sure you're not stepping on the elevated floor. That's a no-no with flush-floor slides like our Sabres have.
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:24 AM   #13
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We are trying to decide on floor plan / feature for our new 5er. Can there be too many slides for practical camping where you move every few days or need to boondock.

How about access when the slides are in? My thinking is that the more moving parts there are the more chance of problems. Also the kitchen in a slide with the plumbing etc just doesn't seem like the best idea.

Love to hear thoughts as we are new to the hard wall camping world.
Just remember, the more slides you have the longer your fifth wheel will be. You mentioned boondocking so if you go with 5 or 6 slides in a 40 foot unit you there will be fewer campsites you can fit into. This is especially true of NFS, NPS, and older state park campgrounds.

My Silverback is 35 feet long with 3 slideouts and I tow with a crew cab truck so I no longer try to get campsites in Yellowstone NP. The one thing I love about my Silverback 29RL is I have access to the fridge, bathroom, and bedroom with the slides in.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:03 AM   #14
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For the fridge, make sure you're not stepping on the elevated floor. That's a no-no with flush-floor slides like our Sabres have.

I know! I'm careful.

I usually stock the outside fridge with road snacks. ( or a cooler in the truck)
Use the rear bath for toddler stops...


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Old 12-23-2015, 02:48 PM   #15
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The nice thing about the Cardinal 3800FL is that with all five slides in you still have full access to the bathroom and kitchen. This is in a 43 foot fifth wheel. It is is listed as just over 40 feet but I can tell you from actual measurements that it is 43 feet long. Loved it but wanted to go back to a motorhome.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:51 PM   #16
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Slides has made the Rv industry grow big the more the merrier but don't have a slide in your outside space area under awning you lose your space because your awning has to stay above the slide it ruins that space rain ect: coming unde your awning plus more wind prone ask me how I know
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:15 PM   #17
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We have the CC 38FL that has five slides. Both the fridge and the bathroom are accessible with the slides in. Only problem I have had is with the front passenger side slide. This went all squirrely on me this last summer and I had to have the motor replaced. I have also read this has been a problem with other 38FL owners so I am wondering if here is a common fault here that CC should be looking at? We love the space it gives us though. Having seen the 38FL6...I'd really like that but the Head of the House Finance Committee said, "No".
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In the world of 5er's, your social status is determined by the number of slides you have.
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^^^^^ this^^^^^^


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In the world of 5er's, your social status is determined by the number of slides you have.
I say lots of slides means you're compensating for something!
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