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Old 02-23-2014, 12:10 AM   #1
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Using the slide deployed 70%

Hiya. If you got yourself situated, and found there were an obstruction preventing full deployment of the slide, by like 8", is there any reason not to use your roo with it just a few inches shy of fully deployed, vs hooking up and all?
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:58 AM   #2
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While not being familiar with your unit, I would be very careful walking on the slide out. The designs that I know of are meant to slide out and then the floor drops into its place with support underneath, if not supported in the proper way when you walk on the floor you could break it. It may be hard to picture but think of having a thin piece of wood on a table, when it is completely in the table and you push down in it nothing happens, but if you were to start sliding it off the table and apply downward pressure it can snap when the appropriate force is applied.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:02 AM   #3
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While not being familiar with your unit, I would be very careful walking on the slide out. The designs that I know of are meant to slide out and then the floor drops into its place with support underneath, if not supported in the proper way when you walk on the floor you could break it. It may be hard to picture but think of having a thin piece of wood on a table, when it is completely in the table and you push down in it nothing happens, but if you were to start sliding it off the table and apply downward pressure it can snap when the appropriate force is applied.
x2 you will not be solid in place it has to drop down even.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:30 AM   #4
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Something I think is common to all slides is the inside seal. If it isn't fully extended, the inside seal won't make contact allowing water intrution.
I know it's aggravating, but the best thing is to relocate the camper to clear the obstruction.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:39 AM   #5
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Well thanks folks. Yes it's a '13 21SS, new to me, so I appreciate the feedback.

For me, it's a question of whether I could leave the slide partway open in my carport, because there's *almost* enough room to fully open it, but just not quite. It was tempting to just leave it open and use it while it's airing out.
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Old 02-23-2014, 08:43 AM   #6
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Agree with rest of the post. I wouldn't walk or put any weight on it unless fully extended. Not meant for that. And you won't get a full weather right seal without it fully open
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I wouldn't walk or put any weight on it unless fully extended.
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Old 02-23-2014, 11:05 AM   #8
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My slide is about 12 feet, there is no way I would walk on it unless it was full out.
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Agree with rest of the post. I wouldn't walk or put any weight on it unless fully extended. Not meant for that. And you won't get a full weather right seal without it fully open

I agree here, though being in a carport- I wonder if it's as much of a worry that the slide wouldn't be weather right since it is protected by the carport.

The floor support is only an issue if it is a flush floor slide when the slide is fully deployed.
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as deep as the slide is on the 21SS and it being on an ultralight frame, there's NO way i would do what you're thinking of.
i have a 23SS and would never think about getting on it until it was fully deployed. and my slide is not anywhere as deep as your 21SS's slide is.
the only time i do what you're thinking of, is when i partially deploy the slide out, to have more room to get inside.
but we would NEVER try sitting on the sofa when doing this.
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