Originally Posted by eldermike
The fridge is not as heavy as 4 people sitting at the table on the other slide. I don't get this at all. On the dinette slide you can have 6 people sitting in chairs, 4 at the table and 2 in recliners. Plywood has a strong and weak lay and if you have ever built anything out of plywood you know what I am talking about. I wonder if the floor in some unit designs has the weak lay for the floor that extends over the frame. The weak and strong direction is marked on the sheet. You can't end or overhang plywood in the weak direction even if you are trying to make the most use from each foot of material. The supports on my pinnacle are not bent in the slightest but they would never hold up the weight on that slide wall.
I don't get this.
They are two different types of slides.
The Schwintek takes all the weight on top of the outer edge of the floor with rollers that are placed, basically, on top of the supports. All the weight rolls in across the 5, or so, rollers and out across the rollers. The weight sits on the rollers when the slide is in or out.
(I'm sort of thinking they bend when driving and pounding over bumps)
Look underneath at the roller impressions that are pressed into the bottom of the slide. There is some weight there.
If you had your living room slide (through frame slide) coming in with your 6 people in it you might bend the supports, but you wouldn't move it in like that and you wouldn't drive with 6 people in the slide. The slide sits differently on the front edge of the floor And the big steel bars underneath take a fair bit of the weight, especially when retracted.