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Old 06-21-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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DH didn't remove the slide out bar.

Hello all! First time posting but I've been reading your posts for about 6 months. This is a great forum and I appreciate everything you've offered to other owners.

We have a 25 foot Flagstaff Microlite TT and we love it. Been camping in it 3 whole times when my husband neglected to remove the slide out bar when he put out the slide out after bringing it home, and punched a hole in the vinyl panel ceiling. What's the best way to fix it? It's not too bad, about 1 inch in diameter but really ugly. Being the OCD person I am I'll obsess about it until it's fixed. All recommendations welcomed. Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:27 PM   #3
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Not sure what you mean by "slide out bar". I don't have anything like that on mine.
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Hello all! First time posting but I've been reading your posts for about 6 months. This is a great forum and I appreciate everything you've offered to other owners.

We have a 25 foot Flagstaff Microlite TT and we love it. Been camping in it 3 whole times when my husband neglected to remove the slide out bar when he put out the slide out after bringing it home, and punched a hole in the vinyl panel ceiling. What's the best way to fix it? It's not too bad, about 1 inch in diameter but really ugly. Being the OCD person I am I'll obsess about it until it's fixed. All recommendations welcomed. Thanks!
Slide out bars are really not needed on newer campers with slides. I would for go using in the furture. Sorry to hear of you problem. Later RJD
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Not sure what you mean by "slide out bar". I don't have anything like that on mine.
They're also called slideout locks.
They are usually an expanding bar with pads on each end, that go in between the slide and the interior wall to keep the slideout from rolling out while traveling, if something fails.

I only used ours when traveling on curvy roads.
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I would get some white vinyl tape (assuming the vinyl panel is white) from our local hardware store, cut a nice square piece, patch the hole, and let it be.
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Might also try flex a seal tape as it comes in white. Later RJD
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Perhaps mount a smoke detector over the hole?
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Thanks for all the responses. I'll try to upload a picture. Due to its location anything other than flat tape will block the slide out as it comes back in so tape may be what we have to do.

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I would buy a 'blank' electrical cover and simply screw (with short screws) or glue it to the ceiling. Many units have them for the addition of future accessories.

Short of replacing the entire ceiling panel, you will never 'patch' it to look like there wasn't something there to begin with so I'd cover it.
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