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Gaetan

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Posted: 08/22/18 09:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are thinking buying a 21 to 23 ft class C we wonder if a rear slide is better than a side slide, is there one that is easier to use just any were like a friends driveway
A wallmart parking on the way ?
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Posted: 08/22/18 09:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I ended up buying without a slide, but had scribbled a rear slide options off my list as they couldn't be deployed for overnight stops (Walmart, rest areas, etc) with what I planned to haul.


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Rear slide creates a longer “tunnel” in my opinion. Side slide creates a wider open area. Wouldn’t buy another RV without a slide and can’t remember last time I couldn’t deploy it.


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Posted: 08/22/18 11:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ndrorder wrote:

I ended up buying without a slide, but had scribbled a rear slide options off my list as they couldn't be deployed for overnight stops (Walmart, rest areas, etc) with what I planned to haul.



In my travels and using rest stops, truck stops, walmart etc. I find a spot out of the way and where the slide is facing a grassy area or an area where another vehicle cannot park. In a pinch I have moved my rear slide out just enough to allow the bed to come out from under the cabinet so my feet do not hit. Unless there are many open spots i do not park where the big rigs park, maybe if another coach is in there I will pull in behind as a courtesy to the OTR drivers. The times I am pulling the 16ft. trailer things may be a little different or if the toad is with me.


I just realized that the original poster was discussing a rear out the back slide and not a slide on the rear such as a bedroom slide. Duh.

* This post was edited 08/22/18 12:08pm by klutchdust *

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Posted: 08/22/18 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would think that anywhere that you have a space length of 26' or more, you could put a rear slide out. What would be the difference of your 23' with a rear slide or a 26 footer with no rear slide?


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Posted: 08/22/18 12:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a rear slide and have no problem putting it out anywhere there is room to park. But I nearly always am towing either a Jeep or a trailer so the slide just goes out over the tow bar or trailer tongue. If you put a cargo carrier on the rear hitch when not towing then the slide goes out over the cargo carrier so doesn't add to the length.

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JohninSD wrote:

I have a rear slide and have no problem putting it out anywhere there is room to park. But I nearly always am towing either a Jeep or a trailer so the slide just goes out over the tow bar or trailer tongue. If you put a cargo carrier on the rear hitch when not towing then the slide goes out over the cargo carrier so doesn't add to the length.


If, on the other hand, you have a bike rack or some kayaks or something similarly tall, you'd be out of luck. It's not necessarily a deal breaker for everyone, but it is something to consider that I might not have thought of before.





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Possibly no rear ladder to access roof ( it would depend on the model).
A rear slide might also offer a part time bed that can't be used unless the the slide is deployed, plus the fact that the mattress is a folding mattress. I wanted a full 60x80 full time queen with the upgraded Serta pillowtop. Those were my reasons for not choosing the rear slide floorplan.
That plus the huge skylight that made the rv too hot and not able to A/C down.

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Posted: 08/22/18 01:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very interesting comments, I would prefer a non slide but my wife always need space, this is a way back sharing a bed room with 3 sisters
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Posted: 08/22/18 02:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check out the interior space...a slide on the side really makes the interior feel much more open. A rear slide will just feel just as narrow.

I would just go slightly larger if I wanted longer.


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