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meleavingsoon

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Posted: 02/26/20 09:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Branson N Tucson wrote:

Talking with friend,he mentioned a place does new slides in Gilbert Az. Could not remember the name of place. May be a lead.


I will ask around.... Gilbert is just around the corner....that would be great.


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Meleavingsoon wrote"

"I'm not looking for just anybody to do it.... honestly that is the reason I want to talk to those who can show me a finished product. I have met several individuals who have installed their own slides in buses and some have been far superior to those coming out of production factories. But I can't seem to talk any of those individuals into letting me hire them"

That should tell you something! IMO, what they are telling you is they don't think you would be willing to pay what it actually costs AND have them make decent money at the same time. When they do their own work, they don't have to pay themselves AND they learn/realize how complicated the job is to get it right. When manufacturers install a slide, they have the previous benefit of 1,000's of installations. (experience) But hey, if you "gotta have it" go for it. I admire your determination. I hope you don't have to change your screen name from meleavingsoon to mewaitingaroundforawhile.

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If you have not yet called HWH, I will again suggest that you do. It's anything but cheap (maybe in the $50,000 range) but if it can be done they can do the job and also keep the RV safe to drive after cutting out the factory supports designed to keep you safe.


What I post is my 2 cents and nothing more. Please don't read anything into my post that's not there. If you disagree, that's OK.
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Posted: 02/26/20 06:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You might be able to recover a nice chunk of money if you record the whole thing and post it on youtube. That would generate plenty of views. Maybe one of those that speed the process up from cutting the whole to installing and working the slide.


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Fleet Man wrote:

Possibly HWH Corp. in Moscow, Iowa. I was there one time for warranty work and they were installing a slide out in the MH in the adjoining work stall.


HWH does not install slide rooms in RV's that did NOT have a slide room. HWH DOES engineer and design slide rooms for OEM's. They may have removed a defective slide room to repair it, but odds are the RV you saw was being engineered for a OEM. I was at HWH in 1996 when they were designing and installing the Slide Rooms for Newell Motor Coach. But, this was for Newell to build and install after HWH engineered it. HWH is a Hydraulic Manufacturer and not a repair shop for RV's other than HWH hydraulic system repair and Jack install. Doug

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Posted: 02/27/20 06:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A friend mentioned that a place in Gilbert has added slides but could not remember the place. May be a lead and not that far from you.

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Thanks guys.... just researching so far.... haven't spent any $$ and haven't cut the hole yet.... if and when I do I will be sure to document it for others benefit.

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It is not true that HWH only installs factory slide outs.

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Bill.Satellite wrote:

It is not true that HWH only installs factory slide outs.


Well, I just talked to HWH yesterday and they confirmed they only repair OEM slide outs and only design slide outs for OEM's. HWH IS designing a Motorhome(prevost type) for HWH ONLY, but will have the interior and exterior done by a outside outfitter. State your knowledge of HWH cutting holes in an RV and adding a room for a retail customer. Doug

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