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Author Topic: Wanted! A guide to slides on MCI's  (Read 1130 times)
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« on: March 17, 2011, 06:45:48 AM »

Hello All, Christi & I are about to embark on the task of installing slides on Mrs. Jones (a 102a3ta, 1987). We are looking for a go by or a blog by someone that has completed this task. Thanks, M&C Grin
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2011, 07:06:59 AM »

Check out this photo gallery; http://www.hb-industries.com/Slideout_Project.html

Also talk to Bob, he will give you a lot of ideas. Where you at Bob?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2011, 07:16:01 AM »

Still at wilderness Fred    MCI are difficult to put slides in. Best someone that has been successful speak up here.!! Roof raise also? I will look for members name that did them in KY and get back to you. Message gone from him but will keep looking.
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« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2011, 07:23:27 AM »

Your best bet and he is not that far from you is go spend a few hours with Gary Bennett at B & B Coach in Vegas he done MCI before and he will give the correct info and if you decide to proceed he will sell the slide mechanism I think they are in the 3 to 4 thousand range

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« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2011, 08:14:10 AM »

I will look for members name that did them in KY and get back to you. Message gone from him but will keep looking.


Possibly Kentucky Steve? His is an Eagle I think, but still an excellent blog to look at:

http://ourbusconversion.blogspot.com/


Also look at the HWH site:

http://www.hwhcorp.com/

HWH's website is crappy, but has lots of information on different slide mechanisms if you look hard enough. Which is not to say that you have to buy an off-the-shelf system - there's nothing in any of them that a decent fabricator can't make for themselves. And bear in mind that the slide mechanism itself is only one aspect - the structural work and sealing arrangements are a biggest part of the job in my opinion.

Jeremy


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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2011, 05:37:05 AM »

Try this link. Theres a book published with much information including structural calculations. Kenny

http://www.rv-busconversions.com/catalogSpecialty.html
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