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Old 11-19-2011, 11:21 AM   #1
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wondering about slide locks

We bought a Flagstaff 26RLS this summer, and have used it every month so far, and really enjoy getting away. I was wondering about peoples opinions on using the slide locks. We have traveled between 100 to 300 miles so far, and have always used them. But they are a little work to set into place, bruising up my forearms every time. Are they absolutely necessary? Thanks for your comments. Susan
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:52 AM   #2
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Don't have them, never used, and honestly I have never thought about using them. Did your trailer come with them? Who sold them to you? And what was their reasoning for using them?
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:04 PM   #3
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I have them and I know where they attach. However, I pulled my camper approximately 12,000 miles this year and never used them. So far so good.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:25 PM   #4
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Don't have them, never used, and honestly I have never thought about using them. Did your trailer come with them? Who sold them to you? And what was their reasoning for using them?
They did come with the trailer, and I assume they're for safety. During our walk-thru, the tech showed us how to put them in place (above the slide, so I have to stand on the sofa and dining bench seat and cock my neck sideways so I can see they are in the proper place. Then my arm twists and twists the bar--causing bruises-- until set and tight.) Not that tough, if they serve a necessary purpose.
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Old 11-19-2011, 01:30 PM   #5
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We bought a Flagstaff 26RLS this summer, and have used it every month so far, and really enjoy getting away. I was wondering about peoples opinions on using the slide locks. We have traveled between 100 to 300 miles so far, and have always used them. But they are a little work to set into place, bruising up my forearms every time. Are they absolutely necessary? Thanks for your comments. Susan
( we have traveled between 100 and 1300 miles each trip )
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:23 PM   #6
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I use a small step ladder to install: available at any hardware store.
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Old 11-19-2011, 08:54 PM   #7
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Don't listen to donn, as he doesn't even own a Flagstaff, and get the ladder fonzi suggested. The locks are there for a reason. Maybe not absolutely necessary, but why not use the equipment supplied? I use mine all the time, as the slide can move if they are not in place.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:04 PM   #8
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Slide lock bars

This issue is covered in depth in this (and other) threads.
My vote is "Use them."
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:47 PM   #9
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Slide lock bars

This issue is covered in depth in this (and other) threads.
My vote is "Use them."
Thanks for the link. I guess I didn't go back far enough to see this, but it looks like it's a toss-up. I will continue to use them...better to be safe than sorry.
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Old 11-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #10
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Never heard of them I have a 2003 forest river and have never had any trouble with the slides moving. you could cause some mayor damage if you forgot to remove them and started to open the slide.
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