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Does anyone have opinions on which is the best type of Slide Out mechanism on an RV. After watching lots of videos, there seems to be a few that seem better than others, but would like to know what the group things. I am curious as to which is the most reliable, best seal, least maintenance required. Thanks for the help...

 

Jeff and Diane

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My hwh system has had only two failures in 14 years/ 108k miles. A couple of screws came lose in the bedroom slide ram several years ago (I was able to fix it), and two years ago I had to replace the electric motor that runs the hydraulic pump.

 

As for the seal, that will depend on the rv mfger.

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Stay away from Schwintek! They were widely used in the 2011 through 2014 years and have had numerous problems. My personal favorite is hydraulic....just my opinion. ;)

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I have had both electric and hydraulic (HWH). The electric is much slower, but far less to go wrong with it. Both have been trouble free for me.

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I"ve had both. The electric rack N gear has inherent problems that are simple to repair most of the time; if the owner has a basic knowledge of mechanics. I prefer hydraulic systems, they are practically maintenance-free and have very few problems; hydraulic rams have been in use for many decades with industrial and farm equipment. This system is so trouble-free, there have been very few changes in design to correct a problem area.

The main reason many RV mfgrs. have gone to electric is lower initial cost, which equals selling an RV for less than other RV mfgrs.

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