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gme105

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Howdy all! We're looking at buying our first RV and have narrowed the search to 30' class C's with a stationary walk around bed. One thing I've noticed on some (like the Four Winds/Chateau 28Z) is the stove and/or sink are in the dining room slide. That seems like a really bad idea as the propane, water and drain lines would have to flex a lot each time the slide moves. The other thing this does is add weight to the slide, adding strain on the slide motors and track assemblies. The question is, how reliable is that? Anyone have experience with a leak or failure in this type of design? Thanks!!

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Posted: 07/15/19 09:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ours has the sink, stove, and refer in the passenger side slide and has never had a leak or malfunction. I've been on this forum for many years and I don't recall anyone having an issue with appliances because of a slide movement. If there has been, someone will verify that.


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Never heard of a problem with propane and water in a slide, as fulltimers, we have had our Phaeton almost 15 years without any problems. That is not to say those who own other brands haven't had any problems.


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It may seem like a bad idea, but mine has not been a problem in 17 years.

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Our 32" Greyhawk had a slide with the stove top & oven. In the 9 years we owned it, we never had a problem with it.

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Haven’t had mine as long as the above posts but mine has sink, stove/oven, wh in the kitchen slide, full wall slide has refer. After 3 years all good.


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My A has sink & stove/oven in the slide; no problems so far.


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There have been a few posts with issues. As long as the flexible portion is high quality then there should be no problems. I have water, 12V, 120V and propane in 2 slides plus a sink drain in one. Bedroom slides have 12V, 120V and TV coax.

Ours has junctions for flexible portion of the slide utilities. Between those junctions is much higher quality electrical and plumbing.

When I was buying the MH the kitchen slide plugs had a open ground. Turned out Monaco had not connected the ground in one of the junction boxes. The prior owner never checked the plugs.

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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.


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To echo above comments, our stove and RV frig are in a slide - absolutely zero issues in four years of full-timing (frequent moves - not stationary).

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