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Old 05-09-2016, 10:02 AM   #11
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Mine broke after a year. There was enough slack in it to reattach it. Wasn't worth a 180 mile 1 way trip to dealer. WHEN it breaks again I'll find a new way. The plastic doesn't seem like it has the durability to make it through travels. So far only the long slide on my right side had the problem. Left slide doesn't extend as far.
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:18 AM   #12
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Mine lasted less than a dozen slide extensions (maybe 3 weeks). Temporarily hung out of the way with Ty-raps and took it back to the dealer. New plastic loom and rerouted it a different pathway. Still works a year later, but I inspect it before I move the Vibe every time and expect it to happen again. I might just might take it off. It's just for the marker light anyway!
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:20 AM   #13
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This. Mine kept breaking where the flex guard attached to the slide. I attached a hinge on the end of the flex guard then attached to slide at original spot, fixed!
Yep! I just did the same thing last week! 1 1/2 hinge works perfect! Best thing is for less than 2 dollars it comes with a spare!
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Old 05-09-2016, 10:48 AM   #14
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DreiHunde,

I have the same issue. There is another thread around here that explains how one member installed a $2.00 hinge to create a pivot point. I want to try this fix.

Do you or anyone else have a picture or drawing/sketch of how the hinge should be installed? Which way does the hinge pivot? Does the hinge get bolted into the broken plastic? etc. etc.

Any hint on how to get started would be a big help.

Thanks so much,

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Old 05-09-2016, 11:06 AM   #15
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DreiHunde,

I have the same issue. There is another thread around here that explains how one member installed a $2.00 hinge to create a pivot point. I want to try this fix.

Do you or anyone else have a picture or drawing/sketch of how the hinge should be installed? Which way does the hinge pivot? Does the hinge get bolted into the broken plastic? etc. etc.

Any hint on how to get started would be a big help.

Thanks so much,

Jim
I don't have a picture(can post later though)
But mine broke where the strap mounts with 2 screws to the trailer frame. So what I did was remove the broken piece from the frame, then attach the new hinge to the strap using small nuts and bolts (drilling two holes in the plastic is easy.)
Last step is take those two previously removed screws and attach the hinge to the frame. Works great!
I'll post a pic later when I get to the camper if no one else finds one before!
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Old 05-09-2016, 11:13 AM   #16
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This thread has pictures of the repair NCRadioman did.
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DreiHunde,

Thanks so much for the reply. I appreciate it. I'm going to give it a try and if I get it backwards, I'll just do it again in the opposite direction. Good news is the hinges come two in a pack.

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Here is my repair. I forgot to mention that I reused the broken tab as a spacer between the new hinge and the frame.
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DreiHunde,

Got it, now I better understand what I'm looking at.

Thanks so much for the help and kind consideration. I appreciate your efforts.

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