RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Today's headline "Smart motorhome protects Dummie"

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Help and Support  |  Contact

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes

 > Today's headline "Smart motorhome protects Dummie"

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Sponsored By:
MSHappyCampers

Columbus, MS

Senior Member

Joined: 04/22/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/29/12 06:59pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank goodness Monaco built this coach to protect us dummies! Today I had been working in the storage bays under the slides. Without thinking I went inside and tried to run the slides out with the bay doors open! Praise the Lord! The slides wouldn't move! Then it hit me what was wrong. I went out and closed the bay doors and the slides worked just fine! I hate to think what the slides would have done to the paint on the bay doors! Somebody needs to write a book titled "Motorhome operation for Dummies!


Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT


korbe

Northern California

Senior Member

Joined: 11/20/2009

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/29/12 07:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wonder how much the price goes up for including the technology to take care of us dummies?


2004 F250 SD PSD
2004 Crossroads Cruiser CF25RS


Corkey05

Washington State

Senior Member

Joined: 06/04/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/29/12 07:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Some also automatically move the drivers seat forward before pulling in the slide(s).

And BTW my first coach didn't have that feature and I pulled the slide in damaging the drivers seat that was square in it's path!

Yup, I sure felt like a dummy


2008 HR Endeavor PDQ - Ford Edge 4 Down
FMCA F374292


sailor_lou

Connecticut

Senior Member

Joined: 04/01/2006

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 03/30/12 06:07am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On my rig the storage bay doors under the slides either open horizontally (like a door) or have limited travel so they cannot hit the slide. I know that has saved the paint a few times in my case. However, the inside cabinet doors do not have such limitations and we know this first hand.

Lou
05 Travel Supreme Envoy.

dougrainer

Carrolton, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 06/11/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/30/12 06:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Windsor was/is a HIGH line on Monaco. Very FEW motorhomes have that safety feature. I know of NONE. We were a Monaco dealer(did not sell the lines above 400k) until they went under and NONE of the below 500k Monaco's have that feature and I have NEVER seen that feature in the 33 years as a motorhome RV tech. So, yes, you were lucky. And yes, I have repaired a LOT of motorhomes over the years that have scraped or destroyed the doors from operating the slides with the doors open. MOST motorhome makers that use the lift up style door have them stop at horizontal if they are under a slide so the most that happens is they get paint scraped off. Doug

MSHappyCampers

Columbus, MS

Senior Member

Joined: 04/22/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/30/12 08:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

korbe wrote:

I wonder how much the price goes up for including the technology to take care of us dummies?



I bet the price increase wasn't more than it would have cost me to have those cargo doors repainted!

RV-1/2n-FUN

FL.

Senior Member

Joined: 03/30/2003

View Profile



Posted: 03/30/12 09:10am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Even my cheapo MH has the doors under the slide opening horizontally so no damage can be done.

Now forgetting the slide is out and bonking my head is another story.

big white whale

Edmonton--AB Canada

New Member

Joined: 01/24/2011

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/31/12 10:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

or you could just buy a Winnabago and have the bay doors come out with the slide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

trailmeisterjoe

bothell, wa

Senior Member

Joined: 12/12/2004

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/03/12 11:05pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

big white whale wrote:

or you could just buy a Winnabago and have the bay doors come out with the slide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Same with a Rexhall


Joe


'99 rexhall rexair with 2 slides 32 ft

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes

 > Today's headline "Smart motorhome protects Dummie"
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2014 RV.Net | Terms & Conditions | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS