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Old 06-14-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
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Camper Flex

Have you ever wondered how much campers flex as they go down the road? I didn't, either, until I set up a camera and watched the playback.





I was going about 40 until I pulled off onto our street.
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Old 06-14-2018, 09:28 PM   #2
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Wow, I had assume do it did. But watching it is still eye opening!
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:02 PM   #3
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While I don't deny there is flex I think the slide only works to amplify it, if there was no slide I don't think you'd see as much flex while rolling down the road.
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:15 PM   #4
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While I don't deny there is flex I think the slide only works to amplify it, if there was no slide I don't think you'd see as much flex while rolling down the road.
That would be interesting to compare. I expected the shake and the shimmy but nothing like what even the counter does. Gives a new appreciation for the engineering that goes into these things.

If I do it again, I should put a partially filled bottle of water on the counter and see what it takes to get it to slide off.
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Gives me an idea! I'll try to get a video of this on our July trip for our 26BH which doesn't have a slide out....
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Old 06-19-2018, 06:40 PM   #7
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Those items on the bed didn't move. I usually ask the DW what moved or fell during the trip and usually the answer is nothing, or the paper towels fell over. LOL.

I agree, the slide is really the only thing that flexes the majority of the time but some bumps/humps are bigger than others. LOL
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