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Old 03-22-2017, 02:15 PM   #1
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Partial slide out extension

I've got the '17 2618VS. Is it acceptable from a structural standpoint to partially extend the sofa slide in order to get from the aft bedroom to the living/kitchen area when on an overnight road side rest stop?
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:17 PM   #2
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From a structural standpoint, you should be fine. However, the slides are only sealed when fully extended or fully closed. Leaving them open partially could subject you to leaks.
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Tim. A point I did not consider.
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And the inner edge of slide floor might be alittle weak...
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Old 03-22-2017, 02:40 PM   #5
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Good info Bob. I do recall noticing the edge of the slide floor being a bit off the TT floor when in transit.
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Dry weather and acceptable temps you should be fine if you do not walk on it.
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If they're Schwintek slides (the kind with 2 rails on either side of the slide box), don't do it. They're designed to run fully out and fully in and synchronize the motors at full extension/retraction.
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