Originally Posted by jage
Wouldn't any slide out survive as you don't drive with them open?
From what I've read in several places, washboard roads, endless potholes, etc. still take their toll on all the little parts in the extension system. Also, the system works best when you're perfectly level, something you get in pay campgrounds and often don't when boondocking. Using the slide in non-level conditions overstresses a mechanism not designed for that. Part of it is the slide mechanisms are designed to be lightweight. A slide for off-road conditions would need to be sturdier and heavier. Since this one seems to extend only a short distance, the stresses it has to take seem like they would be less.