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Old 06-01-2008, 04:03 PM   #1
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Slide out or Not?

We have a 295 fiver without slide outs, and so far we are glad we don't have any to worry about, deal with, or repair. Just wondering how those of you with a slide out rate your experiences with them. Do they have as many problems as seems to be reported, or do they really add to your rv living?

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Old 06-01-2008, 07:20 PM   #2
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we have two slide outs. we lube gears and slide seals with the recommended sprays, clean before closing, and take care of them. we havent had problems yet, it probably is only a matter of time.

however, i would say if i had to rate the best option on the camper it would be the addn room offered because of the slides. the pros outweight the cons in my opinion.

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Old 06-22-2008, 04:30 PM   #3
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What are you using to lube the gears with and spray on the seals? How often are you using these products??
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No problems with mine.
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Old 06-22-2008, 09:49 PM   #5
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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
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:29 PM   #6
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love mine but if you are happy without slides i think your ahead of the game. i also think that you only read about the problems with slides, not many people post that their slides worked fine . enjoy your camper and just think of all the no slide trailers out there that you can get for a steal if you decide to trade.

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