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Old 04-02-2011, 12:29 PM   #15
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The "nut" in me prefers the structural integrity afforded by not having a slide out (regardless of the reality of that statement) but I appreciate the increase in space offered - I just know I would be worried about that slide (structure, vulnerabilities, etc.) even though I'm sure they are fine, this past year I have been in some pretty fierce rain storms and one crazy heavy snow storm in the Rockies, sideways wind blown perception - I would have been nervous with the side sticking out (moisture intrusion, wind load, etc.)... Told ya I'm a nut.

Luckily, since they are no longer offered and I wanted a new unit - such a decision was not mine to make.
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Old 04-02-2011, 02:48 PM   #16
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:10 PM   #17
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When we know a bad storm is on it's way. We run the slide in and sit tight. Have a 2003 Safari 28 SO.
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:40 PM   #18
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We have a 30' 2004 Classic SO. The slide extends 20" and the usable length of the slide inside the unit is 76"

Therefore 20 X 76 = 1520/144 = 10.55 square feet of additional floor space.

PROS: 10.55 sqft additional space, opens the living area up making things seem more spacious.

CONS: Loss of overhead storage because the slide has to move in and out. Loss of the credenza. 700# of additional weight. Early models did not have a good slide locking system and axles were not heavy enough.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:16 PM   #19
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We have a 30' 2004 Classic SO. The slide extends 20" and the usable length of the slide inside the unit is 76"

Therefore 20 X 76 = 1520/144 = 10.55 square feet of additional floor space.

PROS: 10.55 sqft additional space, opens the living area up making things seem more spacious.

CONS: Loss of overhead storage because the slide has to move in and out. Loss of the credenza. 700# of additional weight. Early models did not have a good slide locking system and axles were not heavy enough.

Those numbers are the same on the 2001. Its a considerable amount of space. Folks cant believe it when they walk in for the first time. Whats nice is when the slide is in its still very usable and fairly easy to roam about.

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Old 04-02-2011, 05:24 PM   #20
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The slides carry a heavy hitch weight. Heavy enough that I had to replace my factory receiver on my van with a Class V hitch. I thought long and hard regarding getting the slide. Its operation has been flawless (yes and the stabilizer down message before moving the slide was drilled into my head). We've been in some good storms and the seals do their job. There is one inside and one outside that work together in keeping the slide air and water tight.

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Old 04-04-2011, 12:30 PM   #21
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"Slides aren't offered anymore." Any word as to why they stopped production of slides?
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:20 AM   #22
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"Slides aren't offered anymore." Any word as to why they stopped production of slides?
No one was buying them. The most popular size is 25'. The Classic is almost a niche market for AS.
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Old 05-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #23
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We specifically looked for a 30' Classic with a slide and found a really clean 2002. Don't know if ours is unusual, but we have never had an issue with ours and we really like the extra space. We have never had a leaking problem open or closed even with torrential down pours in SE USA. The extra weight doesn't phase my F-250 V-10 one bit and our Equal-I-Zer hitch has worked great. Super nice setup all the way. No regrets here, we would buy another slide-out AS in a heartbeat.

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Old 07-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #24
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slide outs where are you?

Didn't know where exactly to post but just wondering( generally at least)owners of slide-outs are? we are in arkansas with an '06 classic...when we travel we are always watching for them but see very few on the road...I know there are a limited number but like the infamous "car 54 where are you"...just curious....love ours glogeo
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Hi...we just imported a 2005 30' Classic S/0 from WA state to BC this past Friday. We still have to have it inspected (this Friday) for a CDN compliance sticker, then insure and license. ENJOY!! Shannon
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Just curious... Did you purchase your 30' SO from a family in Snoqualmie, WA? We looked at a 30' SO there that was in great condition. We almost purchased it, but went with the 30' non-SO from Montana instead.
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