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#1 FlashG


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Posted 29 April 2011 - 01:15 PM

Are the new rear power slides trouble free?

Can you now sleep in the slide when in the stowed position?

What issues/problems have been resolved in the newer Outbacks?

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

I've had one of the new power slides since last June. I haven't had any problems with it.

I'm not sure what the official policy is on sleeping in it retracted. From my understanding of how it's supported, I don't think it should make any difference. I have climbed into it a couple times to grab something out of the overhead cupboards, while it was retracted. It seemed solid, but I was gentle and alone.

I'm not sure why you would want to sleep in it retracted. Fifteen seconds on the switch has it out and ready to go.
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Posted 01 May 2011 - 03:49 PM

I wondered the samething prior to buying our 2010 250RS
According to Keystone FULLY extended or retracted it can support 1200lbs. So yes you could sleep on it retracted. :birgits_coffee:

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 03:25 PM

My wife and I just picked ours up last Friday. We bought at the show out here in California. I had read about the rear slide issues, and even asked the factory rep who was there (indecently he was the guy who pops up on the video on Keystone's web site). We will be doing some dry camping with ours which will require some travel on unpaved roads. I explained this to the rep (Tom??? I think was his name) and he was confident that the rear slides were much sturdier. He also confirmed that you can indeed sleep on them whether they were extended or retracted. Its all about the new rear frame and cable assemblies apparently.

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