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Hannibal

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Posted: 08/03/19 11:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If I could have bought our Jayco 28RLS without a slide, I would have in a heartbeat. It’s rack and pinion drive has been flawless and no leaks. The room is great. Having to climb up on the roof to hose off the slide every time we pack up is a chore I could do without and be happy. Spray lube on the seals and drive isn’t a problem at all.


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CavemanCharlie

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Posted: 08/06/19 06:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't like um. I am in the "No Slide Out Camp" (pun intended) .

First, if you want your TT to be more roomier get one with a Rear Bathroom. Putting the bathroom in the middle always makes it hourglass shaped and makes it harder to move around. My TT with the rear bath and right side (curb side) dinette TT works well.

Second, I agree with some of the posters that said you can have a good time with your family without them. If you can't then you should work that out before you leave.

Third, your camping. Go Outside ! Don't spend the whole time in the camper.

As for rainy days. Go to a museum, Go to a zoo, Go to a movie, Go to a show, Go out to eat, Go to antique store, Go shopping, Go Somewhere !!! Get out and do things ! The camper is for sleeping and a few other things but, it's not a home.

On a really bad day when there is rain and no way to Go find other things to do. Board Games, Word Games, and other things can be done. Reading a book is becoming a lost art but, it still can be done. And,,, finally,,, these days most kids and young adults have enough games and entertainment in their phones to keep them busy. That's a last resort though.

How often are you really going to be inside anyway??? Hopefully not very much.

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Copperhead

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Posted: 08/06/19 07:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree on that. There are some fantastic rear bath units in both slide and no slide versions. But even in the no slide there is some good middle bathrooms. Like the Grey Wolf 25R and 23MK. They are pass thru bathrooms that are just as roomy as rear bath versions.

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Posted: 08/06/19 07:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Huge slide fan. The more the better! Makes a huge difference in living space, especially if you have kids, dogs, etc. Went from 1 to 2, and now 3 slides over our past 3 trailers.

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We went from a no slide 25ft TT then to a 28ft TT with a 16" deep superslide then to a 35ft TT with a 30" deep superslide and now a 36ft class A with 3 slides! Each one was better than the other. I would never go back to a no slide RV. Even now with my son in college and my daughter next year. The more room the better. And we go out and do things. But there are times we just like to spread out after playing board games. More room is always better than less room.
Why make yourself suffer?


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