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Old 07-08-2014, 12:34 PM   #1
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Slide out brace

I just got my 2015 Flaggstaff 832bhwiks, it has 4 slides but only had one brace. Do all 4 slides need a brace or just one?


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Old 07-08-2014, 12:43 PM   #2
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I just got my 2015 Flaggstaff 832bhwiks, it has 4 slides but only had one brace. Do all 4 slides need a brace or just one?
It might be a travel lock and is definitely not a brace for it once the slide is deployed.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:49 PM   #3
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You only need it for the slide on the driver's side when you travel. It was marked on the wall behind the slide where it is to be used on mine.
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Is it necessary to use slide travel braces

When traveling? If so, How and where do they install on 2012 23ssROO? What are the risks if don't use them? Thanks.
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They are all the same you lay them on top of the slide, you can cut a 2x4 and do the same thing. Or you can go to a place like flying J and buy I cargo holder for a lot more money.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:41 PM   #6
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They are all the same you lay them on top of the slide, you can cut a 2x4 and do the same thing. Or you can go to a place like flying J and buy I cargo holder for a lot more money.
Are they necessary?
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Are they necessary?
Not really, I do not know of to many people who use them, saying that I did have my bedroom slide open< never did find out why. So I closed it by power and then stuck a 2x6 on top so it couldn't again til I got it checked out, they never found anything, so either I left it open which I doubt or I had a short. It's a slide that uses chains and pulleys. I can't believed that I did with a topper on it out 60 miles from the CG On I-10 learned from a driver behind me. I'm sure driving 65 miles an hour I would have ripped that topper off, If I left it open.....
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When traveling? If so, How and where do they install on 2012 23ssROO? What are the risks if don't use them? Thanks.
There should be two labels on the outside wall above the slide out on your 23ss. Ours came with the locks. When I asked the tech during our pdi, he said if the slide came with them, then you should use them. Wasn't sure about his answer, did see a couple of reads on the net that locks should be used with certain types of slides, an electric gear motor with rack and pinion that has the clutch mechanism for instance. With our one slide, isn't a big deal, and probably safer in the long run.
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Some are used all the time; some are used only when the motor fails; and some are not necessary. It all depends on the slide manufacturer and the system used to open and close the slide.

I have found:

Lippert electric motor drive with gearbox and internal clutch - required all the time as the clutch can slip under side/centrifugal load and release the slide.

NORCO motor driven gear gearbox and steel cables - needed only when gearbox fails and needs to be removed to close the slide for transport

Schwintek slideouts - required only when gearbox or motor is removed.

Hydraulic slideouts - recommended as cylinders can leak internally and release the slideout.

Mine in use; you of course, can do anything your heart desires.
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Some are used all the time; some are used only when the motor fails; and some are not necessary. It all depends on the slide manufacturer and the system used to open and close the slide.

I have found:

Lippert electric motor drive with gearbox and internal clutch - required all the time as the clutch can slip under side/centrifugal load and release the slide.

NORCO motor driven gear gearbox and steel cables - needed only when gearbox fails and needs to be removed to close the slide for transport

Schwintek slideouts - required only when gearbox or motor is removed.

Hydraulic slideouts - recommended as cylinders can leak internally and release the slideout.

Mine in use; you of course, can do anything your heart desires.
Thanks. My 23ss ROO did come with the two slide out locks and looks similar to yours Lou. It appears they attach above the slide when closed I'm guessing? I will look for the stickers as well on the wall and give it a try. Thanks all for your help.
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