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downrivers

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Posted: 04/26/07 09:15pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Are there any vans that have a slide out or a company that retro fit a slide out in an older van such as a sprinter?

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Great West Van's Classic Supreme is the only one I know of.



http://www.greatwestvans.com/classbrv/cl........ssbmotorhome/floortype/booth-dinette.php


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Only one, Great West Vans.
http://www.greatwestvans.com/classbrv/cl........upremeclassbmotorhome/classicsupreme.php

Slides are heavy, and need to be planed for from the ground up. Proper weight distribution and all.





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Posted: 04/26/07 09:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Marcopolo beat me to recommending Great West Van.

BTW, you can't put a slide on a Sprinter because of the body type. Winnebago makes a C Class van with slides - but it can't be done on a B.


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There is another one but I can't think of the manufacturer. It is a canadian van that has a bump out out the back. The doors open and the end of the bed slides out. Please help me think of the maker.

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To me, I would not want a slide.

A slide is one more "moving part" that can be a problem down the road, ahem... I mean, in the future.
The technology in "slide building" has improved for sure but you still hear stories of water leakage, bent sliding mechanisms, etc. on newer MH's.

I may not be fair about this because I have not seen or been in a CVC that has a slide. These are just my thoughts from talking to other larger motorhome owners that say slides become a problem at some point or another and require expensive work done. I am not an expert in the field. This is one more thing to do in set up and putting down at a stop or campground (probably takes 5 seconds though...) The RT seems roomy enough for our tastes. The mirrors and windows/layout bring out that effect. I would need to be convinced that a slide is a good idea on a CVC.

Maybe if anyone on this forum that has a Great West Van's Classic Supreme RV can comment.
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What's a View or Navion?

Class C's... on cutaway chassis.

downrivers asked: Are there any vans that have a slide out

The original post pertains to slides on vans, not cutaways.


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jnes wrote:


There is another one but I can't think of the manufacturer. It is a canadian van that has a bump out out the back. The doors open and the end of the bed slides out. Please help me think of the maker.


Yes, it's Safari Condo with a rear slide (movable bed extension that requires the rear doors to be open.

Here's a link

Here's a movie showing the slide in action


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I hope I'm not misinterpreting a previous comment about "you can't put a slide-out in a Sprinter," but I would like to point out the Winnebago View/Navion series of Sprinter-based frames with optional slide-outs. We test-drove a few and found them to be excellent rigs (albeit more suitable to Class C than B). Even so, we opted to purchase a Roadtrek 210 Versatile instead.

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Posted: 04/27/07 06:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mumkin wrote:

Marcopolo beat me to recommending Great West Van.

BTW, you can't put a slide on a Sprinter because of the body type. Winnebago makes a C Class van with slides - but it can't be done on a B.


What's a View or Navion? Aren't they Sprinters with slide-outs?


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