Is it possible to see a photo of the bed slider without the cushions (photo of the hardware)? We have a 2012 panther that we would like to install a slider to the bed.
Wander the West member tct requested information on the design and components of the cabover slider that increases the bed space. Ours is a narrow camper and we sleep north/south (parallel to the camper length) and therefore require a longer slider. Other campers are wide enough where the occupants can sleep east/west and require a shorter slider if you wish to increase bed width.
The slider is constructed of 5/8" plywood with 3/4" thick of solid oak along the front edge.
The oak is notched to pull out along oak frame rails (braces) mounted with screws into the camper framing.
The slider pulls out to a bump that keeps it from overextending.
The bump is usually a small rubber pad with a screw down the center. Instead, I installed ebony end stops with the inside edge faced with felt.
When pulled out, the slider plywood overlaps the cabover board by approximately 6" for support.
The slider side braces (oak) top edge is flush with the cabover.
Detailed photos of both slide braces.
I hope this helps with needed details.