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Old 07-10-2015, 07:46 AM   #11
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Get the one with the slide.
Then you won't ever have to come back here and ask "Is it possible to add a slide to a trailer that doesn't have one?".

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Old 07-10-2015, 07:50 AM   #12
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It's a live and learn situation and everyone will offer a different opinion. You need to cycle through the food chain of RV's to settle on one you like and even then, you'll always want what someone else has. My advice is to get the bare minimum you can live with , within your budget. I have had all types of campers from hard tops to trailers to motorhomes to fifth wheels with and without slides. I am camperless now, but I will admit I am currently looking a slideless travel trailer. Go figure.

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Old 07-10-2015, 11:06 AM   #13
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Thanks Everyone for your input, looks like the slide wins. It also has a few more features the smaller one does not, so that tilted things in it's favor as well. Going to go do the deal this afternoon, can't wait.
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Old 07-10-2015, 12:46 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by sail2liv View Post
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!
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:46 PM   #15
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Definitely a slide. I had a TT without a slide and I can tell you the slide with the most room wins. Just check it out with the slide closed also. Some people don't realize what is and is not accessible. Know what your getting.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:49 PM   #16
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We bought our first fiver with one slide - never looked at another one without slides!!

Second fiver - two slides

Current unit - three slides!
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:12 PM   #17
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I would opt for the slide. That said make sure you can get from the door to the toilet with the slide in.
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Old 07-10-2015, 02:51 PM   #18
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All things considered, if your rig can handle the weight, I would prioritize the following:
1. Size of shower/bathroom;
2. Amount of open floor space when parked;
3. Storage (in trailer and under trailer);
4. Counter space;
5. Do you really need a dinette;
6. Do you really need a couch;
7. Door to toilet w/ slide in;
8. Do you need/want more than one exterior door;
9. Location/convenience of refrigerator in relation to entry door.

We love everything about our Flagstaff 21FBRS as a "couples" trailer except for the small shower.
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Old 07-10-2015, 05:37 PM   #19
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Go ahead and get a motorhome. That's where many wind up anyway. As said earlier, it's an addiction for which there is no cure.
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:35 PM   #20
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Slide or no slide

My husband and I have a 30 foot Prowler with no slides. I love my trailer but now we regret not having those slides. Even one slide is a game changer.

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