Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-09-2015, 11:54 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 2
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.

RichardC87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 12:13 AM   #2
Site Team
asquared's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 10,623
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!

<a href= target=_blank></a>
2014 Crew Cab Chevy Silverado 3500 4wd Duramax/Allison
2014 Sabre 34REQS-6
asquared is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 12:44 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Oregon
Posts: 129
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.
2014 Ford F-150
2015 Apex Nano 193BHS
2017 Nights Camped: 14
mbCik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 12:57 AM   #4
Just a member
kandl's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cool Pool, AB
Posts: 793
Welcome to the forum and yes, get the slide. We were there once pondering that and now wonder why we even pondered no slide.

Keith, Lori & the Wild Bunch
TT: 2011 Rockwood 8293RKSS
TV: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 CC 4x4 (ya.. it's got a Hemi
kandl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 02:58 AM   #5
Senior Member
sail2liv's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 292
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...

2011 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 Gas 3.73
2013 Flagstaff 8524 RLWS
1978 Cape Dory Ketch
sail2liv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 05:10 AM   #6
Senior Member
fonzie's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario
Posts: 3,391
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........
2011 Rockwood 8319SS with ProPride 3P hitch/GoodYear Marathons/TST TPMS 507
2008 F250 Lariat CC SB 6.8L V10 4.10 axle ratio (NITTO TERRA GRAPLER G2 LT275/65R20E)
Yamaha 3000iseb generator:Progressive Ind. EMS-HW30C : Eastern Ontario
Nights Camped: 2011(21) 2012(36) 2013 (17) 2014 (18) 2015 (18) 2016 (36) 2017 (32)
fonzie is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 06:29 AM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 13,000
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!!
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 06:43 AM   #8
Senior Member
Dave Lyon's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oshawa, ON
Posts: 732
I would not consider a trailer unless it had a slide......the more the better!
Dave, Southern,ON

2017 GMC SLT HD All Terrain Crew Cab (6' 6" Box) 2012 Roo 23SS
E2 Trunnion WDH (1,000 lb / 10,000 lb)
Dave Lyon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 06:54 AM   #9
Senior Member
RollingDownTheHighway's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 625
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
2013 Prime Time Tracer 3200BHT
2016 Chevy 3500 CC, DRW (aka: bigbootyjudy)
Ribs in the smoker and Whiskey in hand
RollingDownTheHighway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2015, 07:23 AM   #10
Senior Member
53flattie's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 227
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.

2015 Rockwood 2306
2015 Tundra CrewMax

53flattie is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 AM.