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Old 10-27-2015, 06:28 AM   #1
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Slideout Locking Bars

How important, or is it, to use locking bars inside your unit, for slideouts, while traveling? My is a new 2016 Rockwood Signature ultralite triple slide.

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Old 10-27-2015, 06:36 AM   #2
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I thought they quit using them. I had them on a 2011 V-Lite but my 2015 does not have them. I personally never used them in my 2011 where not needed. Later RJD

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Old 10-27-2015, 06:38 AM   #3
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Forest River included them for a reason. I use mine when travelling.
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Old 10-27-2015, 06:39 AM   #4
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When I had them provided I used them every time.
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:50 AM   #5
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Used them all the time on my Rockwood 8289. If I did not, the kitchen slide would tip out on tight right turns!!

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Old 10-27-2015, 07:05 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments!
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Old 10-27-2015, 07:15 PM   #7
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I don't use my because I have a sticker that tells me to place slide lock here on the trailer wall but on the slide itself all I have is cheap 1/2" moldings to put it against. It would bend it in half.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:39 PM   #8
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Where do you place your locking bars? I agree w/ SCCS, there doesn't seem to be a good solid place to position them although without them my slides to work themselves out while traveling.

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