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Posted: 08/28/19 09:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 8 foot Lippert Slide mechanism which has two rails which are motor and gear driven. The slide kinda sits down in a hole when out and and when retracted sounds like it rolls across the floor on rollers.

I know your not suppose to sit in your slide when not extended and not to sit in the slid when extending or retracting the slide.

My question is about how much weight should I be concerned about in the storage area in the slide under the seat cushions of the dinette?

The heaviest thing I carry is a case of water on each side of the dinette storage. I estimate each case could weight 40lbs. Other things stored are light weigh like extra bedding that may weigh 15lbs.


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Posted: 08/28/19 09:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've owned 6 5er's since 1992 and never had weight cause an issue wjth any of the slides. last one was a triple slide and the kitchen slide housed the TV center, pantry, fridge, microwave and stove/oven.

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Don't worry about it.


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What does the manufacturer recommend?

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I happened to email Keystone a couple years ago with the question of sitting in the slide when closed. They said it’s no problem doing it.

So, take it what it’s worth. Lie to me, lie to you.

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