Originally Posted by chuckster57
Pretty much all newer slides have "level" floors when extended. When retracted the floor of the slide lifts up and rides above the main floor, so there isn't any support along the length of the slide at the inner edge. The floor is attached to the walls so it is "hanging" by the walls when retracted.
This EXACTLY. On our Passport, our service tech at the dealer made a very strong point about telling us several times NOT to walk on the slide floor, especially the leading edge, when the slide is retracted into the trailer.
If you press down on the slide floor when retracted, you can clearly tell there is nothing supporting the floor. We are very careful to avoid the slide floor when loading and unloading with the slide retracted.