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Old 10-01-2015, 08:28 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, 08:51 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, 08:58 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, 03:22 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, 03:38 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.
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Old 10-01-2015, 03:42 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, 07:49 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, 08:15 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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Old 10-02-2015, 08:58 PM   #9
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We have the kitchen in the slide of our 2007 HTT and never had any issues.
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Old 10-02-2015, 09:09 PM   #10
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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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Old 10-03-2015, 08:25 PM   #11
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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.
I have the same problem with my 2015 Puma 32DBKS, frig will not cool below 66 degrees!!!! This is with a fan kit. The air circulation is insufficient with the set up.
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Old 10-04-2015, 08:50 AM   #12
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I put hinges on my doors...cooling fans never come on..rain stays out
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:02 AM   #13
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We had a 2005 Flagstaff TT with Kitchen SS,,, Kitchen & Sofa !!!
Never had a problem,,, loved the layout !!!
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We had a 2005 Flagstaff TT with Kitchen SS,,, Kitchen & Sofa !!!
Never had a problem,,, loved the layout !!!
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:24 PM   #15
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I don't have a MH, but if you have this hose bracket, keep an eye on it. I had to do the zip ties so I can use it next weekend.
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Old 10-05-2015, 04:34 AM   #16
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Probably unrelated but, I have 2016 25dks with kitchen and sofa slide. After 5 trips, the slide-out motor failed. Camper has been in the shop since September 15th. I am concerned that slide-outs in general are prone to failures. Since this happened I am trying to learn as much as I can about how to care for them and manually operate them in case of failure.
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Old 10-05-2015, 05:07 AM   #17
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Sounds as if we should be careful & not use slides anymore than we have to ???
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:40 AM   #18
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At the very least, not until we get rid of that nasty mud dauber infestation in the garage.
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Old 10-05-2015, 07:49 AM   #19
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We had a 2014 Thor with a full wall slide. Kitchen sink etc. was in the slide. We had a leak, but it was a bad fitting where they tied the outside shower into the plumbing under the sink. Our Dynamax has two slides, but no plumbing in them, makes me a little more comfortable.
We have had the slide room on the Dynamax fixed twice this summer, both slide motors failed, powergear.


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Old 10-05-2015, 08:05 AM   #20
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We have a kitchen slide with the stove and fridge built into it. No problems with plumbing or electric but the fridge would not keep up in 85º + temps. Vent in the slide mounted fridge not great from FR. I added fans and a shroud in the top vent on the slide. 100º outside, 2º freezer, 34º fridge.
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