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Old 08-09-2015, 09:22 PM   #1
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Slide Lock causes slide-top molding to bow outward: fix

My 2014 Rockwood MiniLite 2109S came with a slide lock to be placed between the TT side wall and the top of the slide. This should prevent the slide from rolling out if the clutch on the electric slide motor should ever release for some reason. Anyway, the problem is that if I crank it out enough so that the pressure is sufficient to keep it in place while on the road, the molding strip at the top of the slide (where one end of the lock is resting) starts to bow outward and separate from the rest of the slide. If I use a lesser amount of pressure (don't crank it out so far), it invariably falls out before I reach my destination, making it useless.

However, I think I've fixed this. I went to the hardware store and got a 4-foot piece of aluminum angle iron, 1/16th inch thick and each of the sides are 1-1/2 inches wide. I glued this in place on the inside of the slide-top molding using construction adhesive. Now the end of the slide lock rests on the angle iron, which can withstand the pressure much better as well as distributing it over a larger area. I can crank out the slide lock without the top of the slide separating. Seems to be working well so far.
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:43 PM   #2
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How's that working? I am having same problem
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Old 11-25-2016, 12:50 PM   #3
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It's been there over a year and still working great.
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