Coming from a technical structural engineering design background as I do, I feel that I have the answer to the following. But I do believe its best to ask those who may know the actual reason why Redwood chose this design feature:
Why does the kitchen/entertainment slide (at least on the 36FB) floor only slide straight in and out and not drop down to floor level the way so many other RV manufacturers (including our Landmark) do? Not that it is necessary to do so. The lip of the slide floor that extends past the base cabinetry is rather interesting and reminds me of the old school slide design and operation of yesteryear.
Its definitely not as clean in appearance (JMO), but not a deal breaker for us. Can get used to it. But in looking at this from an engineering aspect, I can see advantages in keeping the heaviest slide in the Fiver simple when it comes to the slide mechanism. Drop down slides endure a lot of stress when riding up and down the angled guide in the floor. I also see advantages in the way the slide seals perform, especially along the top wipe and seal of this slide being that its not opening the distance between the slide roof and the slide opening.
So folks, anyone know the true reasoning behind the design?
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