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Old 07-29-2004, 04:48 PM   #1
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Has anybody tried to build a slide out? This is my biggest concern about a DIY motorhome. I really want one, but I think it may prove to be too much for me (not really sure why). I am interested to hear if others have tried it.

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.....never done it...but a guy has his truck at W&M Enterprises in Lawranceburg Indiana has his moved by hydraulic power off the truck....linda' an interesting idea.....don't know if it has been delivered yet....geof
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Old 07-29-2004, 10:19 PM   #3
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I went through the 5 truck conversion manufacturers in the Elkhart area in late May.

Even the companies that build a steel frame conversion build their slideouts with aluminum framing, I believe 1 inch tubing.

All the ones I remember used a electric motor driven slide mechanism.
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Old 08-01-2004, 06:11 AM   #4
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www.hwhcorp.com

They have the slide mechanism
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Nice,

Muchos gracias for the link, it went straight to the favorites.

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Old 08-01-2004, 11:32 PM   #6
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i got my slide from liftco in elkart it came with the opening frame and floor with motor for opening and closing. it basicly glides in and out with support arms in and out it doesn't touch the floor at all it was around 7' with 27" travel and cost around a 1000 bucks when i toured showhauler it was the brand they were using if you want any type of resale value don't build a truck with out a slideout
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Old 08-02-2004, 09:58 PM   #7
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....a guy in Ky that was selling his Showhauler was having the second motor put in his....IIRC the first was done at the factory and they were to send the second to him so he could install it himself....he is in the Racing business and works for Toyota....he is a maintenance-installer-millrite so he should know what he is doing- I don't know if his Showhauler is still for sale....Rusty Jones Mototsports....real nice Showhauler and the guy is first rate....geof
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Old 08-18-2005, 10:37 PM   #8
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I'm about to start my own conversion on a 1992 Freightliner and find the slide out to be my biggest fear. Thanks for the help. I love this site. I owned a trucking company for 5 years and have a cabinet business now, with lots of experience in metal working. I'm excited about the project. Any more pointers on slides out would be awesome.
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Old 08-19-2005, 10:31 PM   #9
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go hydraulic cylinders for in and out with a takeoff at a pto....power in and out and no binding if you use a steel slide or channel well lubericated....geofkaye
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Old 08-20-2005, 02:30 PM   #10
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Why not do a "slide back" - something that extends the back end eight feet or so when deployed?

It's practical with these front-engine rigs. You could have a main bed that extends backwards out from under a pair of side-by-side bunks or something...
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