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Old 02-15-2015, 10:23 AM   #1
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I have heard several different opinions on this matter, is it okay to sit or lie down on bed in a slideout that is in the closed position?
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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I have heard several different opinions on this matter, is it okay to sit or lie down on bed in a slideout that is in the closed position?
T I think it would be fine, the weak area when the slide is in is the edge don't step on that other then that IMO I think it would be fine.
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:45 AM   #3
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Many people do this when they walmart camp or sleep in rest areas. I have not heard of any problems.

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Old 02-15-2015, 10:52 AM   #4
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T I think it would be fine, the weak area when the slide is in is the edge don't step on that other then that IMO I think it would be fine.
X2, I do and no issue in 4 years.....
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Old 02-15-2015, 10:56 AM   #5
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If its a lippert slide then the strongest would be in the retracted position IMO. Think of it this way, the design would and should be, the most structural, in the retracted position, since the RV takes the most stress loads during flight. Just sayin'
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Dont have a bed that slides-out. But I don't even walk on my super slideouts when closed.
My fridge slide is a laminated floor and the seems very strong. My living room / dinning room slide has way to much flex in the floor.
My 13 tracer superslide floor was splintering, from what I believe was from the dealer walking across the slide floor when closed when in for service.
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Sorry but am I missing something here, the floor material is the same as when open or closed , and when the slide is extended there isn't any added support under the slide so why can't you sit on the bed or walk on the floor of the slide, I do all the time in my 3051s
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Old 02-15-2015, 11:56 AM   #8
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Guess it all depends on the size , construction and design of your slide floor. A small slide in the bedroom could be safer to walk on then a super-slide. No way will I walk on my super-slides as the floor has no front side support when in the closed position.
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Guess it all depends on the construction and design of your slide floor. A small slide in the bedroom could be safer to walk on then a super-slide. No way will I walk on my super-slides as the floor has no front side support when in the closed position.
As I said I walk on mine and lay on the bed LOTS when closed and mine is a FULL !! wall slide ( can't get anymore super size than that) The OP never said what unit they are asking about so until then its hard to say if ok to sit/lay on bed as they asked.
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It all depends on the slide. Longest story shortest- if it is a flush-floor slide (where it goes out and literally slides down into place for the slide's floor to be flush with the remainder of the camper's floor)- these floors lift up when retracting. The end of the wood isn't supported. These shouldn't be walked/be on unless the slide is fully extended.

Whereas a slide that isn't flush with the rest of the floor is supported if the slide is in. These are generally safe to walk/be on.

My camper has both. Unfortunately, to get to the fridge, the main slide has to be extended to avoid walking on it. I carry traffic collapsible cones (mostly for parking on the road at home), but I also use them to make sure someone doesn't hit it. Not sure they help as the slide is pretty obvious, but it makes me feel better.
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