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Old 05-10-2012, 07:42 AM   #1
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Driving while slides open

Well we learned from a regional manager under oath that if your slides are malfunctioning you can safely drive the vehicle with them open as long as they aren't extended past the mirrors. Who knew this whole time I could have had that extra space while traveling.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:48 AM   #2
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Duh! Can I have that in sworn writing please?
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #3
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Nothing I'd even attempt to do. Under oath, his fingers had to be crossed.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #4
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Wouldn't believe it for a second until I had it on company letterhead, and even then maybe not.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:31 AM   #5
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Perhaps he meant around the parking lot and not down the freeway. I can't think the designers planned on highway travel with slides out.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:41 AM   #6
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If you could activate the slides to move out fast enough while going down the highway you would have an air brake!! WOW, what won't they think of next!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #7
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Check the road rules- our motorhomes are already at max highway width-you can't drive them any wider.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:17 AM   #8
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If you could activate the slides to move out fast enough while going down the highway you would have an air brake!! WOW, what won't they think of next!!
Good thinking. Could have used that stopping power on some mountain passes. Bet the awning flying open would add to the stopping power as well.
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I already done that with b-room slide. Stripped gears so released brake to push in ,but did not reset the brake lever. I could be seen traveling south bound on US-101. Just one of many screw-up's





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If you could activate the slides to move out fast enough while going down the highway you would have an air brake!! WOW, what won't they think of next!!
Better yet, when some annoying driver tries to pass in a dangerous situation you could deploy slide to caution them not to pass -- sort of like a folding stop sign on a school bus.
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"can safely" is an oxymoron---
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I already done that with b-room slide. Stripped gears so released brake to push in ,but did not reset the brake lever. I could be seen traveling south bound on US-101. Just one of many screw-up's

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Must have been a (((((((((((HELL))))))))))) of a ride! The thought of this still cracks me up. Glad you made it "safely"
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Better yet, when some annoying driver tries to pass in a dangerous situation you could deploy slide to caution them not to pass -- sort of like a folding stop sign on a school bus.
Another great idea! Maybe put caution yellow and black stripe tape that says pass at your own risk.....EXTRA WIDE LOAD.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #14
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"can safely" is an oxymoron---
Yep. Funny how many times someone ask "can.." instead of "should.."

Yeah, you CAN bungi jump without a cord... once.

Yeah, you CAN fill your gas cans while smoking... once.

Yeah, you CAN eye the coed in the bikini while your wife sits with you at the beach... once.

and the list goes on.
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