Surveyor 285 RBDS Kitchen Slide
Hi, new to the forum. I'm looking to purchase a 285 RBDS. I have some questions about the slides, for anybody that owns or is familiar with the model:
1) It seems that the kitchen slide has to bear a lot of weight, what with the stove, microwave, stored items and two refrigerators on it. Is anybody aware of any problems with the slide? It seems that it doesn't extend out too far, compared with the other slide
2) How difficult is it to manually operate the slides? I'd like to have the option to do that while boondocking to save battery power, or in case of a technical problem. I've seen some slides that you have to practically deconstruct the trailer to get to the mechanism!
3) I'd also appreciate any general comments and insights about the model from those in the know