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Posted: 07/16/19 12:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The only issue is fall/winter camping, the water lines are exposed and you would need to worry about that if temps dipped below freezing.


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janstey58 wrote:

The only issue is fall/winter camping, the water lines are exposed and you would need to worry about that if temps dipped below freezing.
Not mine. The lines are all inside.

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Wow! I sincerely appreciate all the rapid responses and your collective experience.

I was talking to the dealer's service manager today about this and other issues and he said his experience was there were more often problems with stationary kitchen appliances with less flexibility. I can see that argument as well. Of course there are more stationary appliances (from what I can see) than those in slides so I suppose that would also mean more repair shop incidents.

It sounds like this is not the big concern I thought it might be. Again, my sincere thanks to all of you!

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opnspaces wrote:

Been on this forum for many years and I can only remember one posting where the 120 volt romex to a wall outlet was damaged by the constant movement of the slide. Other than that the slide issues have always been about the slide damaging the floor as it moves in and out.


The slide should not use romex for the flexible connection, that should be SOOW 12-2 with ground.


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Mine is a 1998 so 21 years no issues with electric,water or propane going in and out a few times. [emoticon]


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If the fridge is in the slide, then the upper outside vent is on the vertical side of the rig, rather than the roof, and therefore less efficient.


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SailingOn wrote:

If the fridge is in the slide, then the upper outside vent is on the vertical side of the rig, rather than the roof, and therefore less efficient.
I have heard of this too. The chimney for the fridge offers a better draw when going straight up through the roof. With a slide out, the chimney exhaust is in the wall near the top and is less efficient because of it. When camping in hotter temps, the fridge sometimes can't keep up. The remedy is to install a 12V fan in a strategic place behind the fridge done through the outside lower access panel.

The problem is more prominent with lower profile rigs with shorter chimneys. Tall rigs with high ceilings seem to do better because their slide out is taller and therefore have a taller chimney.


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