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Old 01-12-2020, 01:58 AM   #11
woundedpig
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Our 2018 Unity MB has 1660 pounds of OCCC. We are nowhere near GVWR after loading. Slide technologies are better than in previous times, both the slide mechanisms and seals against the environment.

Get the floorpan that meets your camping style and desires.
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Old 01-12-2020, 02:33 AM   #12
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We have 2015.5 MB and the 2nd night out on our trip home it rained like a cow peeing on a flat rock. No leaks. We've since been in several hard rains and still no leaks. I also adhere to the hold the motor for a few seconds. So no regrets so far. Knock on wood.
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Old 01-13-2020, 04:35 PM   #13
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I would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and experiences. I will go ahead and get the coach based your positive
recommendations. I appreciate the time you took helping me make this decision. Best to all. Can’t wait to get on the road!
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Old 01-18-2020, 04:57 AM   #14
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We have a 2015.5 Murphy bed Unity. Purchased new. No problems what so ever with the slide out. The mechanism does squawk at times when on the road but lubricating the drive mechanism helps. I have tweaked, adjusted or replaced a number of items on this RV, which is apparently normal, but no problems with the slide mechanism. Should you cross into Canada and be sidelined for an inspection be sure to unlatch the bed so that customs officials can satisfy their curiosity without causing damage when pulling the bed down while still latched.
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:19 PM   #15
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I traded a 2015 Winnebago ERA C with a slide for a 2018 Serenity CB to get rid of the slide! The slide is a mechanical device (just another potential source of failure). It rattled, it damaged my flooring twice (thank goodness the repairs were still under warranty), and it is a source of air infiltration. Gaskets wear and don't seal properly. But, I guess the biggest thing is all the dust and dirt that collects on the slide while camping move into your living space when you retract the slide! Yes, there is a canopy, but that only knocks off leaves and pine straw. Pollen and dust collect on the sides (especially in the spring and in dusty campgrounds) and come inside to accompany you on your journey!
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Old 01-20-2020, 02:28 AM   #16
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I traded a 2015 Winnebago ERA C with a slide for a 2018 Serenity CB to get rid of the slide! ...
Not even apples and oranges. Twenty years ago, we had a Winnebago Class A. It was so poorly built that my father-in-law, a carpenter, always carried a screwdriver when he camped with us so he good tighten interior screws as we rolled down the road. From my reading, Winnebago build quality has not improved over the decades, and can't hold a candle to LTV's.

We now have a little more than 33,000 miles on our 2017 FX. We have had no problems with our slide, and have never experienced or observed any of the problems described by GEDS. Why? Because it's not a Winnie!
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