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Posted: 05/08/22 04:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Which is better electric or Hydraulic?

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The answer depends,,,, here is a breakdown.
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Posted: 05/08/22 06:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well.... they both run off electricity and Having had both I saw no difference in them.
If electricity isn't available most gear operated slide outs can be hand cranked in/out.
Some not all hyd units can have a bolt or some way in the hyd pump too allow moving in/out if electricity isn't available.


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Posted: 05/08/22 07:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What’s a bit more important is who makes the slide mechanism, and did the RV manufacturer do a good job installing them.


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Posted: 05/08/22 07:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The provision to hand crank in and out is far more important than equipment type IMO.


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Not a fan of cable slides here in the heat if they use plastic cable pulleys. Guess I am not a fan of schwintek slides, either.....
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I've had rack & pinion slides on 3 different trailers for 111-12 years. None ever gave me an issue. I think it's the most reliable slide type made.
Hydraulic will add more $$ to the price of the RV. Never owned an hydraulic slide so can't comment on reliability.

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Posted: 05/08/22 08:44am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

They are all electric but different mechanics:
- Hydraulic
- Worm Gear
- Cables
- Schwintec (?)

Personally, like the worm gear ones.


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Have a '98 HH with 3 hydraulic slides, no slide issues yet, I have changed fluid a couple of time and no leaks so far.

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Posted: 05/08/22 10:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

our Newmar Mountain Aire has a total mechanical slide out.. driven by a single electric motor, in 22 years it has never failed.


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