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Old 04-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #1
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2011 Rockwood 8296SS slide braces

Did anyone else receive slide braces that are supposed to support the slide during transport? Seems to me that these would damage the slide, more than help. Can't find any information on these. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:32 PM   #2
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The braces stop the slide from slipping out when traveling on the road
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:36 PM   #3
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I think the other question to ask is, does anybody use them?

I do not.
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Old 04-02-2011, 10:44 PM   #4
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FWIW, I use mine. (Even the selling dealer said "why bother")

I figure, I have them. They take 30 Seconds to put in place. (I adjusted them and then labeled the "Stop" tags with their use location.) Cheap insurance.

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They are there for what ?

If you did not need the two supports, the manufacturer would have not included them with your purchase ????

I have them and use them. You never know when you are going around a bumpy curve and all at once your rear view mirror shows your bump out is waving at on coming traffic.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:34 AM   #6
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I have never seen a slide out opening while going down the road, and certainly not everyone uses them. I have however seen the results of one being left in place while the slide out was extended at the dealership. The results were not good. I choose not to use them, but certainly others probably are more comfortable using them.
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Old 04-08-2011, 11:47 AM   #7
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I have them and use them.
If you think about it, the only thing holding the slide in during transport is the extend/retract arms at the bottom. there is nothing holding the top in, and that puts torque and stress on those bottom arms.
If you have the top braces, why not use them?
Might just save some problems down the road.
As for forgetting about them and leaving them in when pushing the slides out, anyone who did that should not be feeding themselves, let alone driving a big rig!
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:16 PM   #8
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While looking at motor homes, I noticed that the slide switch was a keyed, and the key was hanging from the slide bar. You could not extend the slide unless you removed the bar 1st. I would need such an over-check as a precaution.
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Old 04-08-2011, 12:20 PM   #9
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I have them and don't use them...with (2) kiddo's that like to push buttons it was a no brainer. I like the key switch idea though...
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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I use them but I just snug them up, you don't want to apply to much pressure otherwise you may damage the slide out
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