Originally Posted by herk7769
The cable slides do not need them. They are made by NORCO and use a system that requires the motor to actually TURN to let the slide in or out.
Barring a cable break from frayed cables (you should inspect them periodically as a state safety inspection is not required to look at them) the slide will stay where you leave it.
The gearing of the motor puts the mechanical advantage on the side of the motor and not the slide. It would take 100 men and a boy to pull on that slide hard enough to turn that motor one revolution.
What EVER you do do NOT lose the tool for manually opening the slides. It connects to the motor and you attach it to a battery operated drill. You do HAVE one in your tool kit right?
herk, you better believe it I have an 18v Dewalt cordless drill in the camper, in my car/truck, in my garage and in my storage shede and as far as the tool for the slide outs I have one for each of the slide outs and they are in the camper in a safe place
the good thing about the cables is that they are all in side of the camper and seem to be easy to get to and I will check the cables every time I operate the slide outs and by the way thanks for the up dated info.....this is something new to me with this type of slide out.