Originally Posted by sail2liv
Stay within the GCWR and get all the slides you can, but they do add about 500 lbs per slide....just make sure you can use all features of the trailer when the slides are in...I have seen units you cannot use the kitchen/other areas when slides are in....for me I need to cook/sleep/and use bathroom when slides are in....that way an overnight at wally world is easy....or any area that putting slides out might be a problem...
I agree with the part about accessibility when the slide is closed. I have a MH with a slide for the bed, and when I want to move the camper it is a pain to have to unmake the bed with the bulky mattress & floppy mattress topper etc. so I can drive off, not to mention that for quick overnight stays it's more work. I do have an overhead bunk, but I use it for storage. From what I have seen in this forum, the slides with most of the problems seem to be the larger ones with sitting areas and/or kitchens, probably because of the weight, it's nice to have the extra space, though!