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Old 05-22-2015, 02:46 PM   #11
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my electric slide motor had a brake bilt in , if your TT uses locks put a reminder by the switch, etc, to take them out,
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Old 05-22-2015, 03:00 PM   #12
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The slide locks were demonstrated on our walk-through. They've been under the hide-a-bed since. Barring a significant mechanical failure in the mechanism, I can't image the slides moving underway.
X-2, my dealer showed them to me and said "I have to show these to you & explain how to use them, you probably never will need to use them". And I have never needed to, like MrT, they're somewhere under the hide- a- bed.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:33 PM   #13
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I have them, but never used them. How are they supposed to be mounted?
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:41 AM   #14
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I see many have them but don't use them. Why? I look at it this way. Some day I may get on a road with some nasty turns and I don't want to regret being to lazy to have put them in place.


How do you use them? With the slide out there should be a sticker you can see, on the outside wall, that says place lock here. When the slide is in you place the locking bar on the roof of the slide and adjust it to tighten between the wall and the top edge of the slide. This will prevent the slide from ever moving. It only takes a minute to install the two of them.


There are other uses also, such as a heavy coat rack. I have even put one up in the shower stall to hang wet clothes on.


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Old 05-24-2015, 12:36 PM   #15
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I see many have them but don't use them. Why? I look at it this way. Some day I may get on a road with some nasty turns and I don't want to regret being to lazy to have put them in place.


How do you use them? With the slide out there should be a sticker you can see, on the outside wall, that says place lock here. When the slide is in you place the locking bar on the roof of the slide and adjust it to tighten between the wall and the top edge of the slide. This will prevent the slide from ever moving. It only takes a minute to install the two of them.


There are other uses also, such as a heavy coat rack. I have even put one up in the shower stall to hang wet clothes on.


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Because there just is no need to, has nothing to do with being lazy,I have tried physically to push my slides out, at 265 lbs, I couldn't budge them so much as a 1/2 inch, so I put my 250 lb son on the other end, still nothing.
As far as using them, mine go on the sides. As for other uses, at only about 18 in. long, they won't fit across the scower, or the closet. I guess your kids could use them for short batons.
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Old 05-24-2015, 03:33 PM   #16
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Because there just is no need to, has nothing to do with being lazy,I have tried physically to push my slides out, at 265 lbs, I couldn't budge them so much as a 1/2 inch, so I put my 250 lb son on the other end, still nothing.
As far as using them, mine go on the sides. As for other uses, at only about 18 in. long, they won't fit across the scower, or the closet. I guess your kids could use them for short batons.
Only 18 inches long? My slide goes out about 4 feet, as are the locks. They adjust from about 2 feet to 4 feet.


They claim that the locks keep the top seal tight so no chance of leaking when the slide is in. Might not matter on a short slide but I can see where it might help on a 4 foot slide.

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Old 05-25-2015, 12:51 PM   #17
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I had slide locks on our previous Rockwood Roo and I have them on our current Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite. I've always used mine when travelling. Our slide is also very deep - around 4 feet. They are insurance that the slide won't move during transit.

We have to put the slide out when unloading clothes and food at the end of a trip so I just leave them out after bringing the slide back in for storage and then re-install them before moving it on the next trip.

Bilcin, if you don't have the white stickers on the external wall that shows you where to place the locks, the manufacturer doesn't think you don't need them so don't worry about it.

00boomboom, how did they cause damage to the tape on the top of the slideout? Did them come loose while underway?
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I had slide locks on our previous Rockwood Roo and I have them on our current Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite. I've always used mine when travelling. Our slide is also very deep - around 4 feet. They are insurance that the slide won't move during transit.

We have to put the slide out when unloading clothes and food at the end of a trip so I just leave them out after bringing the slide back in for storage and then re-install them before moving it on the next trip.

Bilcin, if you don't have the white stickers on the external wall that shows you where to place the locks, the manufacturer doesn't think you don't need them so don't worry about it.

00boomboom, how did they cause damage to the tape on the top of the slideout? Did them come loose while underway?
Thanks, I have not located any stickers so I guess I don't have any slide locks.
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I see many have them but don't use them. Why? I look at it this way. Some day I may get on a road with some nasty turns and I don't want to regret being to lazy to have put them in place.


How do you use them? With the slide out there should be a sticker you can see, on the outside wall, that says place lock here. When the slide is in you place the locking bar on the roof of the slide and adjust it to tighten between the wall and the top edge of the slide. This will prevent the slide from ever moving. It only takes a minute to install the two of them.


There are other uses also, such as a heavy coat rack. I have even put one up in the shower
stall to hang wet clothes on.

Jim

Jim thanks for your reply.
I closed the slide and looked where to put the locks on the slide as you describe. The pad at the end of the slide bar/lock is 3x2 inches whereas the lip on the slide wall is just an inch tall. To complicate further all that space is taken by the seal which would be crushed in order to secure the slide as mentioned. Does not look right...
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I have a new Flagstaff Micro Lite FRBS and on walk thru, they pointed out the slide lock but said it wasn't really necessary. I haven't use yet. Any opposing opinions on that comment?
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