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Old 03-24-2014, 12:16 PM   #1
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Home Built Slide Outs.

I will be composing a list of my favorite slideouts I have found across the internet.

This will be updated overtime. I will add additional info to the original post, then bump it back to the top.

You tube video of a nice home made slide in action.






This video shows how the bottom storage boxes finish everything off.


Rocky's legendary F700 4x4 build on pirate 4x4 utilizes a home made slide mechanism. The slide out part starts here on page 7, post 156.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/expediti ... per-7.html


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Old 03-24-2014, 02:32 PM   #2
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Re: Home Built Slide Outs.

How do you find time to accomplish all this & work on your bus, don't get me wrong i appreciate the information, Stuart
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How do you find time to accomplish all this & work on your bus, don't get me wrong i appreciate the information, Stuart
have you seen his bus?

J/K Nat

I like how he is adding all the tid-bits and such
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Old 03-25-2014, 12:31 AM   #4
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Re: Home Built Slide Outs.

Bump

I posted Rocky's F700 4x4 slide out in the list at the top.

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How do you find time to accomplish all this & work on your bus, don't get me wrong I appreciate the information, Stuart
I don't watch TV. After work is done for the day, I unwind by reading, learning, and passing it on. For me the internet is my library, and I go to my library every night.

Sometimes when I got my helpers busy on something that will take awhile, I hide in my truck and check the forums on my work laptop.


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How do you find time to accomplish all this & work on your bus, don't get me wrong i appreciate the information, Stuart
have you seen his bus?

J/K Nat

I like how he is adding all the tid-bits and such


Yes both of my buses are completely apart right now. They are a blank canvas with 99% of the demo done. Next, they both need paint and the rust proofing done. We got another cold snap that will be here a few more weeks.


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Old 03-25-2014, 11:00 AM   #5
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Bump

I posted Rocky's F700 4x4 slide out in the list at the top.

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How do you find time to accomplish all this & work on your bus, don't get me wrong I appreciate the information, Stuart
I don't watch TV. After work is done for the day, I unwind by reading, learning, and passing it on. For me the internet is my library, and I go to my library every night.

Sometimes when I got my helpers busy on something that will take awhile, I hide in my truck and check the forums on my work laptop.


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How do you find time to accomplish all this & work on your bus, don't get me wrong i appreciate the information, Stuart
have you seen his bus?

J/K Nat

I like how he is adding all the tid-bits and such


Yes both of my buses are completely apart right now. They are a blank canvas with 99% of the demo done. Next, they both need paint and the rust proofing done. We got another cold snap that will be here a few more weeks.


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Old 10-06-2014, 03:45 PM   #6
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Re: Home Built Slide Outs.

Newbe here. My husband and I are talking about how to build our first skoolie and I was thinking about doing a slide UP. My idea was to add 2' to the top of the bus with another 2' slide up for the beds. Kind of like this (http://www.jokeroo.com/pictures/travel/1078338.html) but less elaborate. I have seen where people have done second stories from wood, but that seems a bit bulky and not very fuel efficient. Any advice?




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Old 10-06-2014, 05:07 PM   #7
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Re: Home Built Slide Outs.

I like that slide UP. It can be done, been done in travel trailers for a long time (like since the turn of the LAST century). But it is really hard to do it so it is airtight and strong. I thought about one that is above the existing roof and only puts beds there. Basically leave the factory cage intact and access the bunks through an emergency hatch. But then the kids can't sleep on the road (which is a big deal for me) and you don't actually feel bigger while living in the space.
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Re: Home Built Slide Outs.

If I could sleep on the rear package tray of a station wagon, doing 60 mph down the road....just saying ...kids are not brought up like they use to be, all this safety stuff, no lead paint, no BB guns, yard darts were actually fairly safe so what is wrong with top of the roof of a moving bus
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Re: Home Built Slide Outs.

Somewhere on this forum (couldn't find it) there's a skoolie with a tent trailer (minus the trailer) mounted on top towards the back. They called it their VIP lounge or some such like that. That added sleeping for six and only about two feet (un-deployed) to the total height of the bus. Ladder access.
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Re: Home Built Slide Outs.

Lol, Bansil. I have seen the bus where they added the pop-up camper to the top, and we liked the idea, but we would be out west in the winter and I thought that it might be too hard to keep warm. I got a local welder on the phone the other day and he was interested enough to invite us over to discuss a few ideas. fingers crossed!
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