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Old 04-17-2009, 09:41 AM   #11
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There has been some debate on the forum over the use of safety braces on the top of the slide out, and whether or not they actually prevent the slide from sliding out a bit on its own while towing.

In the end the consensus was they probably don't help prevent the slide from sliding out while towing.

However, I have come to believe they DO prevent excess stresses placed on the slide out mechanism from rocking and flexing while towing. So I will continue to use my safety braces for that reason.
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Old 04-17-2009, 04:00 PM   #12
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Radio, mine won't physically fit! There are stickers placed above the spots that they recommend placement of the slide out braces, but lo and behold; I can't for the life of me see how they could possibly do any earthly good! When tightened against a piece of wooden trim that has been stapled in place, the only thing accomplished is the premature removal of said trim piece; and the brace then falls to the floor!!! Pretty good product, HA! If placed on the seal area, the 45 degree angle prevents tightening that way, too. Randy
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:31 PM   #13
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Oh well...mine seem to do just fine!
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:23 PM   #14
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thanks so much for all the info, we will look into the suggested ideas and are sure to find one that is intended for slide outs...thanks again
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