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Old 07-10-2015, 12:54 AM   #1
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To Slide or not to slide?

Greetings to all from Canada. My wife and I are having a dilemma. We have finally decieded to move up to a TT from the tent. Yea!! We have found what we think is the perfect layout for us, just trying to decide between the 2306 or the 2504S. Same basic layout, but the one has the slide and is slightly longer. We are trying to save weight, although our TV is rated for 9800 lbs (2013 GMC Sierra 4x4 with HD tow package) so we are good either way. I'm just wondering if a couple of years down the road, we will be kicking ourselves for not getting the extra space the slide provides. Any thoughts or input would be appreciated.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:13 AM   #2
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More than likely in a couple of years you will kick yourself for it. That said, even if you get the slide you will want to play the upgrade game as rv shopping can become quite the addiction. Now looking at these two trailers, the 2306 does not hAve a lot of cargo capacity so you will easily max the trailer gvwr out. The 2504s has more room, more cargo capacity and you are already question it so I would go for it since your truck can handle it. But if you are still debating, go sit in both with everybody that will be staying in it routinely. Close the doors and act out your daily activities (ie mom cooks dinner, dad walks to bathroom, kids play games or whatever). Make sure you actually try to move about in the bathroom and sit on the toilet as some have learned the toilet space can be a tight squeeze for either shoulders or knees. Next think about where you will put things. Ie mom's clothes in that cabinet, pots and pans in this cabinet, kids or dogs toys in that drawer, outside chairs stored here etc. Once you do this, you will see what works for you. Happy shopping!
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:44 AM   #3
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Also my understanding is that trailers with slides have a better resale. That was one reason why I went for a TT with a slide and now I'm so glad to have the extra room.
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Old 07-10-2015, 01:57 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum and yes, get the slide. We were there once pondering that and now wonder why we even pondered no slide.

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Old 07-10-2015, 03:58 AM   #5
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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...
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Old 07-10-2015, 06:10 AM   #6
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I would go with the 2504S as it is 2 feet longer, way more space inside with slide open and the cargo capacity is 800 lbs more than the 2306. Average campers carry near 1000 lbs of stuff inside camper........
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:29 AM   #7
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We Vote for Slide for every reason stated! BUT F/R and all other Companies make units (Without slides) so there is a market out there. Airstream sells almost (ALL) of their units Without slides? Play House at the Dealership in (Both) units with slides (In/Out) that will tell you more than we can! Youroo!!
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:43 AM   #8
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I would not consider a trailer unless it had a slide......the more the better!
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Old 07-10-2015, 07:54 AM   #9
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our first TT was a 27' Shasta Revere with no slides, we looked at some with slides and they were a little too heavy for our TV at the time. After 3 trips in it, we sold it, upgraded my TV and got a TT with 3 slides and its a difference like night and day. The Slides add so much more room while everyone is in the TT. When we upgrade this TT, slides are a must for us
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:23 AM   #10
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2306 owner here. I would have to agree with everyone else that it's much easier to buy the bigger camper now than to discover you want more space later. I doubt you'll ever say to yourself "we really didn't need all this space"...

Having said that - the 2306 is perfectly fine for us (family of 3). We came from a pop-up, to even without slides, we feel like we're in a castle. I think camper size "needs" are all about perception. The OP is coming from a tent, so I think they will find either unit to more than big enough.


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