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RobinGB

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Who invented the slide?
« on: September 25, 2009, 11:16:39 PM »
I love my new RV and the slides make it so large!! Who invented this terrific idea? Where did it start?

Chet18013

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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2009, 06:31:14 AM »
Teton 5th wheels were one of the first with slides in 1993.

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Gary RV Roamer

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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2009, 06:34:47 AM »
I had a 1990 King of the Road with a slide out. Small one - just big enough for a sofa.
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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2009, 09:12:32 AM »
I have seen rvs for sale on ebay with a slide that was made in the 70s but I don't recall the manufacturer.

Just Lou

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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2009, 09:31:51 AM »
Some park models and regular mobile homes had slides in the mid '60s.  Probably manual extend/retract.  I can't remember.
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Lou Schneider

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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2009, 11:19:50 AM »
The concept of expandable rooms dates back to at least the 1960s.   Trailers that were intended to be set up for extended periods of times had what was called tip-out rooms.    Instead of sliding in and out, they were hinged along the bottom edge and tipped into the trailer for travel.  You'd slide the furniture that was in the tip-out into the trailer, then the tip-out would fit around them in the travel position.

Just Lou

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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2009, 01:04:09 PM »
Lou, evidently there were various designs.  My mother had one in 1968 that was a "slide".  I do remember the term "tip out", but hers was quite large and definitely a slide out.  Of course it was never closed after the initial set up.
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utahclaimjumper

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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2009, 01:13:57 PM »
AL Gore!!
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pedataa136

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Re: Who invented the slide?
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2009, 05:48:28 PM »
The big phony is now making $85000 smart cars in Switzerland.At our expense. >:(