Nowadays, almost everyone who buys a new camper of any size gets at least one slide out. My dealer says he can barely sell any campers that don't have a slide out. They are very reliable, ours has electric (12volt) motors, so there's no hydraulic hoses or fluids to worry about, and the motors are about 50.00 each. Use slide out lube spray available anywhere RV supplies are sold, and keep the gears greased, and seals sprayed with rubber protectant.
The added space in mine is well worth having sliders, plus the possibility of resale value is MUCH greater! Randy
/SIGPIC]'08 V-lite Flagstaff 30WRLS
'06 Ram 1500 QC hemi
Reese dual cam sway control,
K&N series 77 intake, Hellwig helper spgs. LT tires,
Flowmaster "true duals", 380 h.p., Bilstein shocks