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Old 10-08-2008, 09:47 PM   #11
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And what are stick' n staples? Forgive my ignorance.
"Stick 'n staples" is a term sometimes used to describe many/most factory-built motor homes and trailers. It is derived from the description of what can be found sandwiched between the fancy interior cabinets and fancy plastic exterior walls. You may get the impression some aficionados of sturdy all-metal vehicles use it in a derogatory manner.

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Old 11-21-2008, 07:01 AM   #12
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Re: Suggestions for slide out seals?

I LIKE THE FACKED THAT SKOOLIES ARE STURDY ALL-METAL. AS FAR AS GLUE TRY GORILA-SNAT IT LOOKS YELLO ANG SHOUD HAVE A GORILA ON THE LABEL YOU CAN US IT FOR JUST ABOUT WHAT EVER YOU WANT TO US IT FOR BUT IT DOES NOT LIKE TO COME OFF. I'VE SEEN IT USED ON INER DOOR PANELS, VALVE COVERS





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Old 11-21-2008, 07:25 AM   #13
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OH BY THE WAY LADY FRANKLIN IF YOU GO TO
A BUS WITH NO NAME YET
ON PAGE 8 IN THE GALLARY
AND LOOK AT THARE SLIDE THAY USED 2 X 2 SQUARE TUBING WITH MANUAL HAND SLIDE
THE ONLY PROBLEM I SEE IS IT IS MANUAL
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Old 11-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #14
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Re: Suggestions for slide out seals?

Ya I had actually seen that bus before I started and I thought they did a nice job but I really needed the slide mechanisms to be on the sides of the actual box so I had an unobstructed floor space. If it were a bed going there then not so big a deal because the slides would be covered by the bed. As mentioned above the support walls on the sides will be incorporated into the sides of the cabinets aft and the forward ones will create a separation between the drivers seat and the futon.
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WHAT ABOUT RECESSED IN THE FLOOR SO IT IS NOT STICKING UP
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:15 PM   #16
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I had made a design where the slides were below the floor but this required a false floor inside and I didn't think it would be as sturdy. Sure I could have recessed them into the floor but then I have tracks exposed when the slide out is extended, not the look I am going for. I just figured this to be the best design as it met all the requirements I had for the slide out.
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Re: Suggestions for slide out seals?

Sorry I missed your question. As was posted, stick 'n staples are commercial RV's because...well...that's what they're made out of.

Slide savers (generic term I think...don't know if it's been trademarked) are just legs that go down to the ground under slides to support the weight and act as stabilizers. I understand your calculations and such, but the big guys use calculations too and their slides seem to fail after a few years. Maybe you just have a better design.

It actually is an interesting argument within the RV world. Some people swear by them, others say that not only do you not need them, but they could cause the damage you're trying to prevent if the rest of the RV were to settle and they did not thus causing a jacking effect. I wouldn't worry about them for short term stays, but if I was going to be in a place for more than a night or two I might consider some sort of device there if for no other reason than to keep the whole bus from rocking a lot. For as rough as my bus rides, people moving around in it sure can cause that suspension to move.

Maybe you'll just have to wait and see how bad the bus sways or how much those slides drop when fully extended. I've seen them drop 3 inches when fully extended. It might be the way they're designed to work, but that would irk me!
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Re: Suggestions for slide out seals?

Three inches! If mine move that much then I am not going to have too swift a seal. I hear what your saying about the slides wearing over time. Maybe I will consider something for extra support. I am also adding air bag suspension to the rear axle and wonder if that would cause the bus to move more or less, (I am hoping less, thats the point of that system right). Maybe I could build the slide savers into the slide out and they could just fold down once extended? We will definitely be staying in one place for more than a few days though, perhaps six months is a better estimate. Thanks for the advice at any rate.
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Just play it by ear. It was more a question of curiosity than some sort of scary, ominous warning. I want to see this puppy when it's done!
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ME TOO!!! or maybe I should say I just want to get it done... turns out this whole bus converting thing is a TON of work and costs a ton of money...
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