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JimK-NY

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Posted: 06/17/21 05:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mattyj wrote:

....are there other factors to be considered about bathroom access before I commit to the purchase? Thanks


What other factors are you worried about? To me the other issues involve the downsides of having a slide. Depending on the model you may not be able to access the kitchen, cabinets, or bed if the slide is not out. When traveling I like to be able to pull over and use the toilet, fix lunch and take a nap to help keep fresh and deal with long hours of driving. With a slide you cannot stop in a standard parking spot. I have visited friends and relatives where the only viable option was parking/camping on a residential street. I have stealth camped numerous times when a slide would not have worked and would have certainly called out attention. A slide also is a potential mechanical issue, an area at risk for water intrusion and it also adds considerable weight. I have seen some campers where the slide only served to add some floor space without doing much for comfort or utility. Is the slide worth it for your model and for how you expect to use the camper? If in doubt, you might want to look at a similar or even slightly longer TC without a slide. Talk to Bill about the choices that are currently available.

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The slide is usually on the drivers side. Get out, survey and move the slide the foot you need and use the bathroom. Remember to put slide back in.

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JimK-NY wrote:

mattyj wrote:

....are there other factors to be considered about bathroom access before I commit to the purchase? Thanks


What other factors are you worried about? To me the other issues involve the downsides of having a slide. Depending on the model you may not be able to access the kitchen, cabinets, or bed if the slide is not out. When traveling I like to be able to pull over and use the toilet, fix lunch and take a nap to help keep fresh and deal with long hours of driving. With a slide you cannot stop in a standard parking spot. I have visited friends and relatives where the only viable option was parking/camping on a residential street. I have stealth camped numerous times when a slide would not have worked and would have certainly called out attention. A slide also is a potential mechanical issue, an area at risk for water intrusion and it also adds considerable weight. I have seen some campers where the slide only served to add some floor space without doing much for comfort or utility. Is the slide worth it for your model and for how you expect to use the camper? If in doubt, you might want to look at a similar or even slightly longer TC without a slide. Talk to Bill about the choices that are currently available.
. I’m not really worried about any factor, I just had questions, for instance is there a manual crank to crank out a slide out if it gets stuck in the out or in position? Also if you’re up in the cab over is there ever a switch option to close the slide from bed? Just questions like that I never had a slide out andI haven’t heard anything that would deter me from getting the one I want, Thanks for all your info


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JimK-NY wrote:

mattyj wrote:

....are there other factors to be considered about bathroom access before I commit to the purchase? Thanks


What other factors are you worried about? To me the other issues involve the downsides of having a slide. Depending on the model you may not be able to access the kitchen, cabinets, or bed if the slide is not out. When traveling I like to be able to pull over and use the toilet, fix lunch and take a nap to help keep fresh and deal with long hours of driving. With a slide you cannot stop in a standard parking spot. I have visited friends and relatives where the only viable option was parking/camping on a residential street. I have stealth camped numerous times when a slide would not have worked and would have certainly called out attention. A slide also is a potential mechanical issue, an area at risk for water intrusion and it also adds considerable weight. I have seen some campers where the slide only served to add some floor space without doing much for comfort or utility. Is the slide worth it for your model and for how you expect to use the camper? If in doubt, you might want to look at a similar or even slightly longer TC without a slide. Talk to Bill about the choices that are currently available.

Who is Bill?

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Bill has a Penny for your thoughts LOL

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Ole Bill….lol.
Don’t pay attention to the naysayers about how horrible and limiting a slide out is.
Some folks have pretty jaded opinions and could find an issue with winning the lotto and getting _____ by a supermodel all in the same day!


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Power Gear slides are quick and can be opened or closed partially. I need to open my rear slide to access the camper and driver slide to access the bath. One, two or three slides can be operated at the same time, so it is quick. You just need to make sure you have sufficient clearance before opening them.

Schwintek slides do need to be opened and closed fully to keep motors in sync. They also operate slower. It may take 3x longer with this type of slide, but it is still under a minute for full access.


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K Mac wrote:

Bill has a Penny for your thoughts LOL

Bill Penny, told me directly that he does not like Adventurer or Eagle Cap TC’s because of warranty problems.

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Geo*Boy wrote:

K Mac wrote:

Bill has a Penny for your thoughts LOL

Bill Penny, told me directly that he does not like Adventurer or Eagle Cap TC’s because of warranty problems.


I would take his advice very seriously. He is an expert on truck campers with many years of experience and he has a reputation for honesty.

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JimK-NY wrote:

Geo*Boy wrote:

K Mac wrote:

Bill has a Penny for your thoughts LOL

Bill Penny, told me directly that he does not like Adventurer or Eagle Cap TC’s because of warranty problems.


I would take his advice very seriously. He is an expert on truck campers with many years of experience and he has a reputation for honesty.
. Yes I know I bought the camper I have now from Bill in 2005, but unfortunately the Adventurer has all the features we like.

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