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bzboy

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Posted: 03/22/21 01:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking at a small class c ie winnebago view/navion, tiffin wayfarer, or entegra qwest to use as place to sleep overnight while i'm working.

question - how long to bring in the single wall side in and drive off? no external hookups. 10 minutes? 5 minutes?

just trying to get an idea. thanks in advance

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Posted: 03/22/21 01:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Who you running from?

After retracting slides etc YOU should do a walk around checking that all is secure, lights work, chocks removed/stowed
Then drive away

Takes whatever time it takes....each persons routine is different


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Posted: 03/22/21 01:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If all else is ready I give 25 seconds max.


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Posted: 03/22/21 01:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I traveled solo and when stopping for the night in a truck stop/rest area etc I would put my rear slide out.

Once I got up I would push the button and be ready to go in a matter of minutes. My front slide required a slide lock to be put in place so that took a few extra minutes.

The one time my slide lock was not in place the slide bracket broke and my slide came out about 6 inches. driving down I-15

As mentioned, my rigs never move until I do a complete walk around and inspection and tire kick. Especially if you are towing behind your MH.

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Posted: 03/22/21 01:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We have a Tiffin Wayfarer 2019 FW Model with full Wall Slide.Old Version of RW.

With two of us, break down is 4-5 minutes doing inside and outside tasks without rushing.Super Easy. Set up is a bit longer.

We are minimalists. Almost 6 years Full Timing, 2 1/2 of those years in the Wayfarer.


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Posted: 03/22/21 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I will be on call for 4 different hospitals that I need to get to within 30 min of receiving the phone call hence the need to get up and drive off.

No toad, no wheel chocks, nothing hooked externally. will do one quick walk around after the slide is in.

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Posted: 03/22/21 01:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In that case add 1 minute to bring the slide in, 2 if you're not awake when the call comes. [emoticon]


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Posted: 03/22/21 02:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You should be able to do a "mock" set up and break down with any dealer so you know. Each model may vary a bit.
Some models have two slideouts.
Part of our breakdown is fold blanket & stow our pillows. Put away coffeemaker, etc.

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Posted: 03/22/21 02:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bzboy wrote:

I will be on call for 4 different hospitals that I need to get to within 30 min of receiving the phone call hence the need to get up and drive off.

No toad, no wheel chocks, nothing hooked externally. will do one quick walk around after the slide is in.


If it's critical that you be able to pack up and go on a moment's notice, you might be better off with no slides at all (or at least don't extend it when you're on call) since slides have a habit of breaking down at the most inopportune time.

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Posted: 03/22/21 02:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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.

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