The slide-out is a system that allows you to expand the living space of campers, caravans and motorhomes. In the United States, it has become a “must have”.

In fact, almost all RVs use at least one extendable part, and some of them can even have four or five. Obviously, the space concept is different there, just as the North American vehicles are different from the European ones.

This is why at Lippert Components (LCI) we thought it was essential to design a proper system for European motorhomes, camper vans and caravans. The advantage of a slide-out is particularly useful on compact vehicles as they can remain so when driving and then offer more space when pitched.

In Europe, the concept of a slide-out has not taken hold yet, but LCI is convinced that it is only a matter of time.

The more that campers and caravanners have the opportunity to learn, evaluate and finally appreciate this mechanism, the more the slide-out system will be able to conquer space, in all senses.

That’s why we decided to launch this blog, and in the coming weeks and months we will tell you all about slide-outs We will introduce you to experiences from other countries

and, above all, try to answer all your doubts about the functionality, safety, durability and reliability of this extraordinary component. Finally, we will give space to your opinions and the news of the coming months.

Maybe we will meet on the roads of Europe so we can let you see for real what it means to spend a holiday or experience a journey combining the certainty of having the manoeuvrability of a compact vehicle with the space of a small apartment.

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