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Old 02-11-2009, 04:06 PM   #1
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Slide Lock bars

Has anyone been able to PROPERLY install these adjustable bars to do what they are intended to do? On my Flagstaff unit, the interior slide out trim is the only logical thing that I can see to put these against. The inner slide seal that is soft and angled is next to that, so it won't work on there. The trim prevously mentioned is stapled on, so any outward pressure would simply push the trim off, instead of keeping the slide out in place, MAKING THE SLIDE LOCKS USELESS!!! I have however found another use for these. Install them outside, between the bottom outer edge of slideout, and the ground, to help in stabilizing the slide rooms! At least they are being used for something! Randy
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Old 02-11-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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I do not use them, they will not tighten up and they my damage the rubber seal. They are more of a pain then they are worth. They can be used for other things, like extra wet clothes in the shower area, just adjust the slide bar to fit between the shower walls or they can be used to help support your slide out when you are on a site to reduce rocking. I have one in my house to help support the end of a counter top in the kitchen because there is no dishwasher in that area yet. In the three years that I have been traveling with my camper and not used the slide locks, I have had no problem with the slide out moving while in tow.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:28 PM   #3
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Has anyone been able to PROPERLY install these adjustable bars to do what they are intended to do? On my Flagstaff unit, the interior slide out trim is the only logical thing that I can see to put these against. The inner slide seal that is soft and angled is next to that, so it won't work on there. The trim prevously mentioned is stapled on, so any outward pressure would simply push the trim off, instead of keeping the slide out in place, MAKING THE SLIDE LOCKS USELESS!!! I have however found another use for these. Install them outside, between the bottom outer edge of slideout, and the ground, to help in stabilizing the slide rooms! At least they are being used for something! Randy
Only one possible problem I can see using them under the slides is that unless your rig is completely stabilized so that it can't rock then your un-flexible bars would put up-force on the bottom of the slides when the trailer moves which doesn't sound good to me.

Just something to think about.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:54 PM   #4
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Only one possible problem I can see using them under the slides is that unless your rig is completely stabilized so that it can't rock then your un-flexible bars would put up-force on the bottom of the slides when the trailer moves which doesn't sound good to me.

Just something to think about.

Yes, NWJeeper you are right the camper needs to be stable, I was just trying to give some other Idea on what to use them for but, that Idea may not have been a good examble.
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LMAO!!! I am glad I am not the only one, thanks for the tips on what you use those for, mine have been sitting in the extra bunk!!!!!



I got an idea, wet clothes hanger in the shower to dry after the kids jump in the water!!!!
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Old 02-13-2009, 02:23 PM   #6
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I use them to take up room in an under the slide cubby. I've hade slides in units since 1994 and never had one accidentally deploy.
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Old 02-13-2009, 03:58 PM   #7
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They might make a good temporary adjustable bird feeder pole, or mailbox post! OR, for you snowbirds, to rescue someone who may have fallen through thin ice-Extended of course! Randy
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