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Old 10-01-2015, 09:28 AM   #1
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Kitchen in slide? How do they hold up?

I like some of the floor plans with the kitchen in the slide but have shied away from them, thinking that over time the extra stress on the lines would cause damage.
Just wondering if anyone has had any issues with the connections fittings or gas lines in their kitchen slide?
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:51 AM   #2
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I'd be interested in the response on this too and on units 5 yrs plus in age of any additional stress on slide mechanisms, rollers,guides and plumbing components They have some very interesting floor plans
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:58 AM   #3
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In my Wildcatkitchen slide the gas line and wiring are shaped like a U that bends very little going in & out.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:22 PM   #4
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We have a used 2008 that has a kit slide. I have looked at the lines under the slide and see no damage or anything else to worry me in this regard.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:38 PM   #5
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Motor-homes maybe different.
Have the kitchen (fridge n stove) in the slide of my Lacrosse.

Gas and electric lines are in U with a plastic support.
What I dont like is the gas line is looped a foot or so behind the rear tire when closed.

What if the fridge was on while going down the road and I had a blow-out??

Also the gas line on mine rubbed on the slides rams gearing. I had to use pipe wrap to protect the gas line.

Next ..what I dont like is the fabric bottom on my fridge slide.
Slide out /Underside wearing
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:42 PM   #6
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First camper I bought had a slide kitchen. One of the water lines twisted and sprung a leak which ruined the cabinets. Wife and I decided to never have another one that the kitchen has a slide.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:49 PM   #7
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2004 Cedar Creek with Kitchen slide. Has fridge and stove only but no issues with the gas line and electric cables. Both travel on " V " shaped 1" angle iron anchored on the RV and on the slide. Had to replace the bolts on all units this Summer due to rusting and used " nylon " washers in place of the steel, but no problems with the LP Gas line to the fridge as well as the stove. Elect cable holding up as well. Replaced the " fabric " under the slide with light aluminum diamond plate. Hope it will save damage from blowouts of which we had two last Winter Season on the way to Texas.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:15 PM   #8
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I have a kitchen slide, and posting like the 5vers here in your mh thread, the bracket has broke away for the gas/electric lines and am waiting for the warrantee replacement. I will be zip tying it this weekend so I can use the camper for Columbus weekend.
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We have the kitchen in the slide of our 2007 HTT and never had any issues.
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My oven, stove, microwave and frig are in one slide along with television and fireplace. Only problem I've had is in keeping the frig cool. It can't vent the heat as well with the upper vent in the sidewall as it can with roof vent. Still love the setup. Rockwood 8282ws. 2013.
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