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Old 01-03-2014, 04:34 PM   #1
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Slide weight limits & bikes

I know a few people travel with bikes on dinette table, how much weight can the slide hold when pulled in?
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:53 PM   #2
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We have given some thoughts to actually placing our bikes on top of the slide outs while they are in...they would be up out of the way and putting a heavy blanket or two under them will really allow them to ride nicely, what do you think?

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I know a few people travel with bikes on dinette table, how much weight can the slide hold when pulled in?
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:51 PM   #3
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since most adult bikes weight around 30lbs. each, i doubt if bike weights are an issue, for how many would be able to fit there. even 4 adult bikes would only weight about 120lbs.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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Good question! My Rockwood 5ver manual states not to walk on the slideout floor when retracted. The dealer pointed that out during the delivery.

On the other hand, the couch and dinette stay in the slide all the time. And you can store stuff in the dinette (if so equipped. We have the table/chairs)

We keep coolers and other heavy stuff under our table while traveling. I think your bikes should be fine. Good idea, actually.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:28 PM   #5
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Bikes should be no problem, but we have overloaded out dinette when we stashed a few cases of home made wine in the seats.

The slide would not open until we unloaded it.
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I can't find the picture, but we normally carry 2-3 bikes, a baby stroller and an infant trike-thing. We also carry our cleaning tools - broom, dry mop and stick vacuum. Often times, the sofa carries bags of last minute stuff (baby bottle gear, food, etc.).

We've never had a hint of issue with it.
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Old 01-03-2014, 09:25 PM   #7
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Read somewhere in another topic here. While the slide is in insert a shim as wide as your slide underneath the front edge to alleviate any stress on the floor. You'll notice the front edge of the floor does flex with any amount of weight put on it. Just a suggestion. I'm cutting some for mine... Had accidentally stepped on mine and heard cracking. Thankfully no damage after inspection.
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