View Full Version : Slide outs HWH vs Valid Engineering glide out rooms

04-06-2013, 05:17 PM
I read on this forum Newell originally installed HWH glide out rooms in 1997 and then starting with coach #645 began using the Valid Engineering glide out rooms. Why the switch? are the early slide units problematic? Are there any year/s I should stay away from and why??

Carl Bird

04-06-2013, 06:14 PM
The advantage of the Valid vs the HWH is the former takes less energy to slide out because it has ball bearing tracts and it is operated by a 12v motor. The HWH slide out is hydraulic and if a hose breaks or leaks; it makes a mess.