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vjswhippet

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Posted: 07/12/18 08:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it ok to slide out not all the way? Like if you only want it half way out? Or is that bad?


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Posted: 07/12/18 09:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Not good, due to the seals that only work when the slide is fully extended.


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Posted: 07/13/18 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Won't hurt anything, what would be the reason not to put it out all the way?

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Depends if it rains or not. In some MH models the slide will leak if not fully extended.

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Depends on why. If you only need it out a little to be able to get by to access the fridge or bathroom, no problem. But I would not walk on it.

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Posted: 07/13/18 09:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If my bedroom slide is all the way in the bed goes under the cabinet slightly. If I need to sleep in the bed I have moved the slide out a foot or so and slept there. Once it was because of the parking spot I was in. I frequently slide it out a foot to access drawers to pack,unpack. The front slide ,not so much. The front slide drops a bit once it starts to extend, I see no reason to avoid stepping on it when part way extended, it's a solid structure.

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For the most part no, it's bad and will indeed hurt something. With a regular rack and pinion type slide, stepping on the cantilevered plywood in front can break the plastic guide across the front (I did it).
If you have a Schwintek system, it will foul up the timing of the motors and computer big time. Then it may not close or open completely until it is re-timemd.


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Posted: 07/14/18 01:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thank you all. I think I'll always slide out all the way.

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