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Old 05-08-2012, 10:48 PM   #141
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Hay Tango, Didn't I hear you mention something about a slide out or was I juat dreaming that. If so, what are your plans and if not why not?

Can't resist bragging about the Venture brand slide out mechanism I found on epay--less than a hundred bucks and new. The devil of it is that now I have no good excuse for not trying to do a pop out for the "bedroom". If you are thinking about building a slide out I'd like to pick your brain for ideas.

I'll get some pics of the bus body up as soon as I get the bus back on the frame and the sides ripped off like you did. J
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Old 05-09-2012, 12:45 AM   #142
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Ahhhh...a slide out is probably beyond my skill level. I'm trying to keep it as simple as I can (to match my wits). That said, I would love to see what you come up with. And finding anything on Epay for a hundred bucks worth bidding on is in itself an accomplishment! But a slide mechanism...??? Very cool.

Say...what part of the country are you in? I'm in Houston, TX.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #143
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I'm in sunny Ca in Oxnard (you have to snort the letter x in order to truly appreciate the name of the city). It's on the coast about an hour north of LA and 1/2 hour south of Santa Barbara.There are various nice RV parks around here and several State parks as well.Sooooo if you ever get out this way we'll have to plan an outting!

BTW after seeing that door you made I know you have all the skill needed to build whatever you chose! Jack
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:14 AM   #144
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slides are not very difficult to build. there are several pictures of the construction on the net. mostly a box with the arms that pivot, roller assy, and the motor. the only trick is to make up a metal or wood outside box so you can test it before you put it in the bus...
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #145
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'49 I've seen lots of pics of slide outs on the net but none so far that show much in the way of the mechanics--have you any leads along those lines? thanks
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Check out HWHwebsite. They make many of the Slide out mechanisms that the stick-n-staple RVs as well as pro custom coach converters use.
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Sorry double post (lost internet connection)
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #148
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Hey Trunt --- Negatory. Sorry but I don't know a thing about them bud.

I am, however, looking into heavy-duty sliders of the battery/generator drawer type as a possibility for extending my rear deck when parked.
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Hum, that's a good idea, I'll think about it as well. I bought several HEAVY duty drawer slides at a building material recycle place called "The Restore" hear locally. I think they are more or less nation wide--some sort of eco nut deal with gov $ I'd bet but full of good buys
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The Restore is the resell store for Habitat For Humanity.
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