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mbloof

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No, seriously, the OP's question isn't answered.

This is just the typical myopic one-sided "old phart" rantings. "My way is the only way and everything else is stupid and should be outlawed."


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For those that believe it is a problem, is that your assumption from looking at them, or based on personal experience?

I just re-read them all and I think this thread very much answered is original question.

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I think you are looking for some sort of justification to argue that folks who haven't owned an RV with slides don't have sound reasons for not having slides.

I'll reiterate what I said at the beginning: What does it matter? If you are happy with your slides, then enjoy them. If someone else doesn't like them, then they can enjoy life without them.

People make decisions everyday about things they haven't tried. Sure, some may be making a decision based on "assumptions" rather than "personal experience" but that doesn't make it less accurate for them.

Just because YOU have slides and like them doesn't mean everyone must agree with you.

And just because someone else says "I don't want one because I don't want to have to deploy it to use the bathroom" doesn't mean they are wrong.


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I've had a non-slide and a slide camper and know what I'm getting myself into. If I were buying a camper to use strictly by myself, I would have bought an 8', non-slide model and a longbed, 3/4 a longbed.
Because my wife wants to go as well, I went big.

I understand the weight and cost issues.

my only buyer's remorse is that its going to be 10 months from order to delivery.


My question was philosophical. I was wondering if the people that recommend against slide models have had problems themselves, or don't like the idea.


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Interesting observation. You have effectively purchased about the largest triple slide camper on the market and now questioning whether you want to go with a much smaller unit with no slides?
Or is this just one of those “hypothetical “ questions to tone down anticipated buyers remorse in advance?



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mkirsch wrote:

No, seriously, the OP's question isn't answered.

This is just the typical myopic one-sided "old phart" rantings. "My way is the only way and everything else is stupid and should be outlawed."


What's weird about this site, and forums in general, is the "OMG, this person has an opinion different than mine. MUST. BE. DESTROYED." mentality. I picture a scenario where said angry person's wife is talking on the phone to her sister, asking if she's happy with her divorce, and when she hangs up she says "honey, isn't there something outside the RV that you can do?" Seriously.

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restlessways wrote:

mkirsch wrote:

No, seriously, the OP's question isn't answered.

This is just the typical myopic one-sided "old phart" rantings. "My way is the only way and everything else is stupid and should be outlawed."


What's weird about this site, and forums in general, is the "OMG, this person has an opinion different than mine. MUST. BE. DESTROYED." mentality. I picture a scenario where said angry person's wife is talking on the phone to her sister, asking if she's happy with her divorce, and when she hangs up she says "honey, isn't there something outside the RV that you can do?" Seriously.


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Most forums now have the ignore or block feature. Since those who want to prove they are right seem to be repeat offenders, just use the feature. I resisted for years, but finally had enough. They can fight with themselves.

It's amazing how different the forums get when you use the feature. Yep, maybe more boring, but also less frustrating.

Btw, I also use it to eliminate the noise by some who ask for information and are surprised to find out that what they want to do really is wrong by any objective measure. Then, they complain about the answer. They also seem to be repeat offenders, so you will miss the chance to respond to people like that. I don't know about you, but that works for me.


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WarrenS65 wrote:

I've had a non-slide and a slide camper and know what I'm getting myself into. If I were buying a camper to use strictly by myself, I would have bought an 8', non-slide model and a longbed, 3/4 a longbed.
Because my wife wants to go as well, I went big.

I understand the weight and cost issues.

my only buyer's remorse is that its going to be 10 months from order to delivery.


My question was philosophical. I was wondering if the people that recommend against slide models have had problems themselves, or don't like the idea.


Grit dog wrote:

Interesting observation. You have effectively purchased about the largest triple slide camper on the market and now questioning whether you want to go with a much smaller unit with no slides?
Or is this just one of those “hypothetical “ questions to tone down anticipated buyers remorse in advance?



Hypothetical, philosophical...kinda the same in this instance.

Enjoy your new camper when you get it! Those things are sweet.


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