I picked up Dave galleys book “Slide-out Rooms, Mechanics & Structural” a couple of years ago to study up on this sort of thing.
It’s much better than his ‘Bus Converters Bible’ (what a waste of money that book is)…
The Slide-out book goes into lots of theory and such on beefing up the bus framing after you cut out the ‘hole’ for your slide-out …plus different ways to frame & Build the slide-out.
He also talks about slide-out motors quite a bit (Electric & Hydraulic)
Unfortunately like all his books …he never actually gives you a concise set of instructions to follow. (I think He’s afraid of being sued if someone screws up using his directions.)
But even so …the Book is good for getting an idea on how slides are constructed and sealed up.
Here’s his site where you could pick up the slide-out book if you want, costs $19.95…(scroll down the page a bit to find the book)
Steve, Where Do you get these ‘Slide-out kits” ? …I use to have a URL for the slide-out replacement motors. But it got lost somewhere.
Are the kits ….the motors & slide-mechanism???
That Bus with the Slide-out & VW camper on top is called (I think) The Boogie Bus. I did a Google search but couldn’t find it …
I’m really excited! I just signed up at the University here in Sitka to take a bunch of welding courses this winter (ARC, MIG & TIG).
I’m pretty much set on building a big 40-foot 5th Wheel travel trailer (with 3 slide-outs) and really need to know how to weld. We could never afford to pay someone else to build the frame …so this is going to come in very handy.
Michael & Millie