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Old 08-10-2010, 12:08 AM   #1
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Question 235 RKS Questions

I have been advised wisely by the forum not to purchase the 264 because of my TV. We are looking at the 235RKS but I have two major questions. What is the weight capacity of the slide and is it usable without extending. (if I was at a rest area) This will make or break the sale for me. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 08-10-2010, 02:30 PM   #2
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The weight capacity of the rear slide on a 235RKS is 1,000 pounds. (verbally from our dealer). Yes, it can be used in the retracted position without any issue; I do it all of the time. The 235 is about 3 feet shorter than the 264 which will help your TV situation. However, it is not really much lighter. Our 235 weighs about 4,500 pounds dry (factory sticker) with option. FWIW, we love our 235. Criticisms: A lot less open floor space than a 264 (not as good if you have kids/dogs); storage space is light. (although there is the whole bunk area if you are not using the lower bunk) Advantages: Tows awesomely well, ability to fit into most campgrounds/sites (even remote forest service), lots of utility for the size. Good luck; be safe; have fun.
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Fantastic. I didn't have issues with weight just the wheel base which was about two feet to long. We are hoping to camp in the Black hills and run to Disney World next year. We like to just catch a few winks at rest areas but I was afraid that the bed would not hold us if in the (in) position. Thank-you for the feedback.
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Just a note on using the slide when closed be careful with the front edge of the slide as this may warp or bend it as it is not flush on the floor when closed so step lightly on the slide if you do use it while closed
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The 235RKS is a rear slide; several feet off of the floor. No worries about using it retracted; none.
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I really like the 235 and agree it tows extremely well. Floor space is small and the dogs are still trying to figure out how to keep out of the way. Two or three people will be tight but sleeping no problem. I had a 35 foot motor home with 3 slides and was tight at times. I suspect the Queen Mary would have places you have to suck in your gut to pass by!
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