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happynow

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Posted: 03/22/21 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Because we move around often, we set up and break down often.
For us, more time is spent on putting away periphery items, rather than closing up the slide. Interior items all have a place and most are put away and secured after each use.
We do fresh water fill instead of hooking up to water sources. We don't hook up to the sewer unless we need to dump, then put it away. So when we leave it's only unhooking the electric and sometimes cable.
You can make it work with a bit of planning.


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Posted: 03/22/21 02:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bzboy wrote:

I did consider no slides but was planning on splitting the camper between work and some road trips with the family and we need the little extra space the slide gives.

With something like a View/Navion, if you avoid the full wall slide models and stick to the J/V/G or equivalents on the other platforms, you can park overnight with the slide in, and have full access to the sleeping area/galley/head/cab over bunk/cockpit. Morning comes or the phone rings, put keys in the ignition, start engine, drive away. Then when traveling with the family, use the smaller forward dinette or couch slide, to give you the extra living space up front.
Might be worth a look, if you can live with the smaller slide.


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Posted: 03/22/21 04:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a 27' Itasca with 1 slide, it only gives some more room, and we can camp without putting the slide out.

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Mine fully retracts in well under a minute. It has done that every time the retract button has been pushed...... for 14 years; but the day is surely coming when it won't retract. There is a method to manually retract it, but those who have posted about that procedure say it is a long, drawn-out process.

If you are not totally averse to going with a toad you might want to reconsider it. Towing a small vehicle 4-down is a LOT less trouble than many think it is ..... a piece of cake, actually. Most of us can hook up and "double-check our checklist" in 15 minutes or so. Unhooking takes even less time.

Best. Be safe.


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Posted: 03/23/21 04:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Theoretically, you can be on the road in a couple minutes from hanging up the phone.

Realistically, expect to make a mistake and cause some damage if you are in a rush.


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Good advice above. Don't rush or you could regret it someday. Check things out. But to answer your question. I have 4 slides and after all else is done before my final walk-around about 2 min. for all slides.

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I've never seen a slide that took even a full minute, in or out. Mine (2 slides, HWH hydraulic, bedroom and kitchen/dinette) take less than 15 seconds each (yes, I just went out and timed them). My daughter's trailer, with an electric/cable slide (don't know the brand), takes about 20 seconds.

To the OP; like others have said, you could look for a floorplan that still allows full use without extending the slide, so that it's quicker while working but still gives extra room while family camping. BUT...it will take longer to get out of bed and put your pants on than it will take to bring in the slide.

* This post was edited 03/23/21 02:11pm by 4x4van *


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