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Old 09-27-2006, 07:26 AM   #11
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Our Sunseeker has 2 slides and we did not get security bars with ours, so obviously we're not using them during a trip. Our last RV had one slide and never used them either.

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Old 09-27-2006, 09:11 AM   #12
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Now granted that I do not have a slide out you may feel I'm full of it and don't know what I talking about, but I firmly believe the manufacturers don't do anything unless they have to, Faced with this type of situation where the manufacturer included safety bars I would have to install the safety bar and not take a chance. I also guess that not all models may require safety based on their design.

Just my humble opinion.

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Old 09-29-2006, 03:39 PM   #13
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We did have a set for our Westport two trailers ago. I guess Bear forgot. Anyway we tried them once or twice. Couldn't get them to stay in place from day on. Not even when we just pulled in the slides. They were too short. We bought the fifth wheel used if that makes any difference. We just stored them and forgot them until we sold the unit. We told the new owners what they were, and what they were used for. I doubt they use them either.
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Old 09-29-2006, 09:24 PM   #14
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I know the owner of the Flagstaff Dealer here locally and I actually purchased my tt used from him. It was his mothers trailer and they went smaller.

I asked Mark (dealer owner) "do I really need to use these?" He stated "NO"

During our walk through I asked the same question to the service dept. There answer "YES"

So since I bought the trailer that was owned by the dealers family and they had never been used. Also got two different answers I asked myself the simple question.

If supplied with the unit they IMO should be used. They cut so many corners to make a buck why would they be there if not needed for the extra safety?

I DO NOT add alot of pressure on them as I do recognize many of the concerns mentioned above about the seals. The documentation on my unit talks more about the "extra uses" than the original design purpose.

Could the top of the slide move outward from the wall if an unfortunate evasive move had to be made while towing? If this is possible I could see some mAJOR damage to the operating system.

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