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Old 09-28-2010, 03:49 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by richg View Post
While we are on the subject of slideouts, I have a 2004 30' and would like to replace the carpet and kitchen area with pergo flooring. Have not decided what I could do about the carpet on the s/o floor. Has anyone attempted or heard of someone doing this??
Appreciate any help I can get on this.
Yes, we did it! and are glad we did. We could never keep the carpet clean. We took our trailer to P&S Trailer Service in Helena, OH. They have done this type of work before. We put a wood laminate in it. They were able to get under the slide. It looks very good. They do excellent work.

We have a 30' Classic SO. We use a 2005 3/4 ton Suburban as our TV. We have put around 20k miles on the trailer.

We very much enjoy the trailer with the SO. It's nice pulling into a rest area and being able to use the whole trailer with the slide in. The pantry is a nice feature.

We would rather have a slide than not have one.

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Old 12-28-2016, 08:06 AM   #30
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Airstream Virgins looking at a 2005 30' Classic SO

We are FNG's to the travel trailer genre (and Airstreams in general).
We are semi geezer's a couple of years away from touring the US with (hopefully) an Airstream.
Right or wrong, we are looking for a a 28-30' Airstream, figuring it would be a nice size offering comfort,and tow-a-bility (2016 Ram 2500 HD diesel 4x4), and campground access. 30' seems more appropriate as we have a large dog (Akita) and a tyrannosaurus parrot.
We have a shot at a 30 ' 2005 Classic SO for about $45K (offered by a certified dealer in mid TX).
Every post on this thread seems to be very positive regarding slide out variants and we are close to pulling the trigger.
A little apprehensive as it is sight unseen (with a refundable deposit pending personal inspection).
Looking for any thoughts and/or advice.

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Old 12-28-2016, 10:24 AM   #31
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Well, opinions will be a plenty. but us Sliders enjoy our rigs. I've owned one for 6 years IIRC and travel SC, NC and Va a bit. No long trips yet still working.

The slide does add extra room, it does weigh more but your truck will be just fine I tow with an '05 Ram Cummins. It does have additional places to leak but with a little knowledge and occasional inspection of the seals, not a big deal.

They are rare, some put the number under 90 units total ever built.

If you've never seen one I'll offer you at look at mine but you'll have to drive about 180 miles one way to see one, yup it's in SC.

This is a link to the Slide Out Society its not formal, just for grins.

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Old 12-28-2016, 10:35 AM   #32
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This is an older thread but the comments in this thread are valid even today. It's been 12 years since my slide has been built. I bought it new in November of 2004 and I continue to admire it's engineering and quality. They key with the slide is to only extend and retract the slide while the stabilizer jacks are down. If you do that (and hopefully the previous owner did that), the slide unit will continue to function perfectly. Lube the gaskets annually with silicon spray and you should be good.

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Old 12-28-2016, 12:34 PM   #33
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We traded from a 2001 Safari 25 to a 2002 Classic 30 Slideout. We were specifically looking for a slideout, and we love it! We tow it with a 2013 Ram 2500 Diesel. Since we bought it almost a year ago we have only found one campground (Hanna Park in Jacksonville, FL) that we couldn't get the 30 into, even though the sites were supposed to be big enough, one for 35' and the other for 45'.

The slide was mis-adjusted on ours when we bought it. Check the slide-out for a uniform gap between it and the body all the way around and have it adjusted if the slide is close to touching the body anywhere. Ours apparently banged against the body and damaged the skin of the slide at the top left corner. Unfortunately I didn't notice it when I picked up the trailer so I don't know whether the damage was already there or I did it towing it home.

There is a thread on here about how to adjust it and I did it with no problem. Someone may have used the slide without the jacks. I was impressed with the design of the slide and how sturdy the construction of the whole slide and mechanism was. Check out the thread on here called "Sliders Unite" under the Classic Trailer forum heading. The thread on adjustment is there also; I think is is titled "Ready for a Slide Adjustment". It sounds harder than it is. We have now towed it nearly 7500 miles and the adjustment is right where I left it.

If in good condition, go for it! Are you going to pick it up if you buy it? We'll be at the Canopener Rally next week in Santa Rosa Beach, FL, possibly on your way if you will be traveling I-10. Dave, "Seemore" will be there with his 28 slideout. He is a fount of information about slide-outs and helped me a lot in getting mine set up right.



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