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Old 04-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Cool Slidr Out Flex Guard

The over head lights on my front slide out quit working. When I inspected the wiring I found that the Flex Guard had broken and allowed the wiring to get pinched and short out. I was going to replace the Flex Guard on this slide out when I noticed that the rear slide out Flex Guard has broken also. What is the replacement for these (one that will actually work) and where do I get them?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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i've seen them at camper and auto stores. Might need to find out why the broke first. Too short, wrong material?
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Old 04-25-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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Check to make sure it isn't getting pinched somewhere when moving the slide.
On our fifth, I found the wires to the fireplace were jammed against a very sharp piece of aluminum bracing, and they would have eventually rubbed through and shorted out like yours. But these were 120V wires, and it would have probably burnt the camper to the ground.
Don't trust the factory workmanship.
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Old 04-30-2013, 11:46 AM   #4
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The carrier is designed wrong to much bending for the materiel it is made of. I do not want to replace it with the same thing just to have it break again!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:15 PM   #5
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Angry closer look

I took a closer look this weekend. The flex guard is 48 inches long and the span it covers is 48 inches. The end that is supported by the rod on the outside of the slide workers great, but the end that is bolted to frame has no flex room. If it were 6-12 inches longer it would work.
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Old 07-12-2014, 08:22 PM   #6
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1 YO Rockwood - Broken Flex Guard

I guess I'll have to agree with Rogers81 - they aren't worth a flip! Picking up after an enjoyable 1 week vacation at a very nice, cozy campground and saw the wire/hose bundle hanging under my living room slide of our 8289WS. Further investigation noted the Flex Guard was broken at about the midpoint and at the fixed attachment point on the slide. Used some bungee cords to hold the bundle up for the 3 hour trip home. Plan on getting some aluminum piano hinge for the attachment point and for the mid point until I can find a better solution! (Noted no rubs or stress marking on the bundle or the camper...)
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Old 07-13-2014, 12:22 AM   #7
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Yeah, mine has done the same. I used zip ties for a quick fix but need to figure out a permanent fix.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:04 PM   #8
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Flex Guard Repair

Repairs complete. We'll see how they hold up. I'll post all photos to my albums.
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Old 11-09-2014, 12:58 AM   #9
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Same problem. How has your repair been. Is there a better solution?
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Old 11-09-2014, 04:12 AM   #10
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Mine had the same problem nice repair job mine broke off at the end where it attaches to the wall.(your 2nd pic) I was lazy and attached a spring to it to hold it up. I think I might steal your idea...Thanks for posting that. By the way how did FR ever think that would hold up the way they installed it?
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