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Old 11-23-2014, 07:45 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Mikegjax View Post
Slide locks should only be used when there is a malfunction of the actuators. If the slide has to be manually closed, the slide locks hold it in the closed position.
This is my understanding as well (for this type of slide bar).


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Old 11-23-2014, 08:26 AM   #32
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Look like a wardrobe slide, too short for a bigger slide.

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Old 11-23-2014, 09:33 AM   #33
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This has been adressed countless times. They are used to hold the slides in if youve had to release them to manually slide back in
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:37 AM   #34
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Thanks everyone. I agree the length fits between the slide wall and the bulkhead. They will be stored in case they are needed someday, hopefully never!
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:02 AM   #35
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See if you can find something like these to tie to the rods and one to cover the switch for the slide.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:49 PM   #36
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Thanks everyone. I too wondered what they were for!
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:49 PM   #37
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We have them for our slide too. Was told they are for if your slide malfunctions. Hope we never have to use them.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:57 PM   #38
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Originally Posted by Gilm2113 View Post
So is it safe to say that since none of you have ever used them it is not necessary? Because I sure as heck would forget them too. I thought I could tie a big long red ribbon on them but I would prefer not to if they are not necessary.
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After reading everyone's theories and answers on this thread regarding the mystery rods that are included in motorhomes, I have come to one conclusion and one more question.....Evidently Forest River does not do a very good job including much in their owner's manual !! My question is...why not? It seems a lot of confusion and potential damage could be avoided with a better set of instructions from the manufacturer. Anyone else feel the same way?
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Old 01-25-2015, 09:34 AM   #40
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I've seen once, while walking thru a cg, those rods placed between the slide out frame and the wall of a mh. I took a picture and posted it on the forum but can't find it now. It looked like they were used to keep the slide out or steady.

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