The Slide-out systems have arrived

It only took 11 months for the American company, to finally get through the communication break down and get the slide outs shipped to us in Australia. We were very, very persistent.

Just in case you are unfamiliar and want to ask 'What is a slide out?' Think of a slideout or slide out as a boxy wall expansions that literally slides outs giving you a lot more usable living area or room inside the trailer or motorhome. Some can be pulled out manually, some are wound out and some have a little motor to drive the mechanism. Our latest ones are motorized with an over-ride.

The smaller of the 2 slideout mechanisms
Still they have arrived. Rob is so happy. He persisted with Lippert Component, as in his opinion, they are the best on the market. Rob has his innate understanding of the engineering as well as his personal experience of building his own slide-outs on two previous caravan trailers. He is very secure in his opinion, which is why he persisted when most others would have given up with all the run around we went through. So now that we have them, we can really get stuck into the bus conversion.

Starting the extending 'room' that will house the 2 seater reclining lounge

Though there was much that needed to be done, as evidenced in previous blog posts, there was little or no point in doing any of the finer, finishing details until the slideouts were done.

The lounge slide out is ready to be covered in aluminum sheeting.

Once the slide out 'rooms' are completed, we can start to put up the internal walls and cover the kitchen cupboards and bench tops etc.
Come back for more updates on the slide-outs.

7 comments:

  1. Are the slide outs flush with the floor when extended?
    The reno is looking great. I have just started the body on our new Iveco and fully appreciate the detail entailed with this project

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  2. No, there is a little step up into the slide-out about 4 inches. The slideout floor 'floats' above the bus' floor.
    Thank you for your compliments. Good luck with your won reno. Do you have a blog too or somewhere I can view updates?

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  3. Sure Michelle, you can find us at www.jonandeileens.blogspot.com
    We were looking at slide outs some time ago and the raised ones are the ones that I would choose as I prefer their mechanism.

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    1. I (Michelle) am totally ignorant but Rob is very confident that the Lippert's mechanism is the best he's ever seen or heard about. They have gone in extremely well and now the main test is time. Your website is very interesting and informative. I will have to go back when the cancer fog has lifted as most of it just didn't stick at all. I was intrigued by that new fibre - graphene... never heard of it. I will make sure Rob reads it. I am sure he will be interested.

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  4. Rob is so clever! I love the sound of the 2 seater reclining lounge. Just what every camper needs!

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    1. I am looking forward to sitting in it too! :)

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Michelle