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Posted: 06/07/19 11:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours with the dual electric slide arms takes about 30 seconds(guess). Kinda slow, but ours (31' Winnebago) has everything fully accessible with the slide in. It's one of the things I look for when looking at newer ones. I can't imagine moving the slide to get to anything.

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My slide takes less time than it took me to read this thread.

So, Im happy with that.

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15,20,30 secs. I just want it to keep working. [emoticon]

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MFL wrote:

Wow...that is slooowwww! I will check mine, but 15 seconds sounds about right to me.

You should plug into 240 while extending, and cut that time in half. [emoticon]

Jerry

Considering your slides work off your 12V system, if plugging into shore power helps, you probably have a weak battery. Mine operate the same speed, regardless.

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WTP-GC wrote:

CA Traveler wrote:

And a rig with no control of individual slides would be a deal breaker for me...

And that right there is why no topic on this forum can ever be reasonably debated (no offense CA Traveler). Every RV shopper/owner has a few things that matter to them which may mean absolutely nothing to the next person. I've never had a rig with more than one slide anyway LOL.

For example, there's a chance that you might read a raging thread on here where people talk about how you should know all the weights of your rig to make sure you're towing safely...but those of us with more than enough truck don't care about weights. I've had people on here in the past tell me that I should check my weights...a 10,000 lb 5er pulled by a 3500 Cummins DRW (previous arrangement). The exact weights of any part of that rig were of no concern to me because I usually haul around a 24K backhoe/trailer combo with the same truck...
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It takes me less than 15 seconds to extend my single electric slide.


And offers good knowledge. I’ve never seen an RV where one switch operates all the slides at the same time.


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I have never timed it and never will but I would guess less than 30 seconds. For us it is not the time it takes but trying to avoid oncoming traffic on two lane highways that makes it inconvenient to put the slides out to access the fridge and bathroom [emoticon]. One of the main reasons we switched to a MH was to have full access to amenities while in motion. On the FW having to move the slide was not a problem because we had to stop regardless.

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Full access with our 14' slide in was a key criteria in buying our current motorhome. The only things we lose with it in are one seldom used 120-volt outlet, a view of one picture on a wall, and the view out two small windows. We often leave the slide in when the weather is below freezing so there's less area to heat.

Oh, and I just timed it, 28 seconds out and 26 seconds in with an electric gear drive.

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dodge guy wrote:

WTP-GC wrote:

CA Traveler wrote:

And a rig with no control of individual slides would be a deal breaker for me...

And that right there is why no topic on this forum can ever be reasonably debated (no offense CA Traveler). Every RV shopper/owner has a few things that matter to them which may mean absolutely nothing to the next person. I've never had a rig with more than one slide anyway LOL.

For example, there's a chance that you might read a raging thread on here where people talk about how you should know all the weights of your rig to make sure you're towing safely...but those of us with more than enough truck don't care about weights. I've had people on here in the past tell me that I should check my weights...a 10,000 lb 5er pulled by a 3500 Cummins DRW (previous arrangement). The exact weights of any part of that rig were of no concern to me because I usually haul around a 24K backhoe/trailer combo with the same truck...
(rant over)

It takes me less than 15 seconds to extend my single electric slide.


And offers good knowledge. I’ve never seen an RV where one switch operates all the slides at the same time.
My Cherokee uses hydraulics to operate both slides off the same switch, the bedroom slide goes out first then the large slide for the living/dining area. Never timed how long it takes, I don't care as long as they work.

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Our TT has 4 slides, 3 on the street side and 1 on the curb side. The largest slide, in the living room is the longest and deepest. It takes about 20-25 seconds to fully extended. The others are not quite as deep and take a few seconds less.

With all the slides in, the bunkhouse is completely cut off. We can get to the fridge, the main bedroom and main bathroom with all slides in. Each slide has its own switch. I wish the slide controls were all together, but they are not. Switch for living room slide is in the control panel, main bedroom slide switch is in the main bedroom and the 2 slide switches for the bunkhouse slides are in the bunkhouse. The living room slide must be fully extended to access the bunkhouse.

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jdb7566 wrote:

MFL wrote:

Wow...that is slooowwww! I will check mine, but 15 seconds sounds about right to me.

You should plug into 240 while extending, and cut that time in half. [emoticon]

Jerry

Considering your slides work off your 12V system, if plugging into shore power helps, you probably have a weak battery. Mine operate the same speed, regardless.


Here you go jdb7566, since you are the only one, that didn't realize I was JOKING. How bout connecting batteries to make 24 volts, and cut that time in half. [emoticon][emoticon][emoticon]

Jerry





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