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Old 05-11-2011, 08:51 AM   #21
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If you think about the "ratcheting" at the end of travel of the nylon drive gear hopping on the rack, there is nothing but the weight of the slide holding the bottom in either.

Since my slide is a "level floor" design, the slide is tilted outward slightly at the top when closed. Without the slide lock in place I can see light at the top corners of the slide. With it in place securely, the seal gap is closed.
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Old 05-11-2011, 08:56 AM   #22
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If you think about the "ratcheting" at the end of travel of the nylon drive gear hopping on the rack, there is nothing but the weight of the slide holding the bottom in either.

Since my slide is a "level floor" design, the slide is tilted outward slightly at the top when closed. Without the slide lock in place I can see light at the top corners of the slide. With it in place securely, the seal gap is closed.

Do you have a picture with them installed. I obviously didn't get any with my fifth wheel and it seems that there are differing opinions on the usefulness of this device. I like to see them in action so that I can make a decision of whether I should have them or not.

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Old 05-11-2011, 08:57 AM   #23
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Sure thing...

Watch this space for later today.

Here they are. The string is a warning "Remove Before Flight" flag at the other end of the string. The motor will bog and the gear ratchets when trying to open with the locks in place, but why test the emergency system?
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #24
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I would like to see how you guys that have success with these are installing them. Maybe I am doing something wrong??? Randy
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Lou, the rear seal that seals the slide to the camper frame once extended is angled on mine-(and many others) at a 45 degree slope. the slide lock bar will easily and effortlessly slip right out. If i put it on the wooden trim that is nailed on then it just as easily would push the trim right off and be rendered once again useless. I do however see how they would work on your setup. Your seals are different, installed with a vertical surface to push against. Randy
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:03 PM   #26
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Randy,

Does the slope go from top wide to bottom narrow or top narrow bottom wide? If it is wider at the top it should trap the foot on the slide lock and hold it in place against the roof of the slide. If it is the other way it could have been installed upside down.

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:05 PM   #27
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Terry,

If you want a set just post here, I am sure half the folks that don't use them have them stuffed in the garage somewhere.
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Old 05-11-2011, 03:32 PM   #28
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the ones in my camper are just cheap roound metal poles with rubber bumpers on each end. They have no way to ajust the lenght. When you set it up on top of slide out they are several inches to short.
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Are the ends threaded?
Maybe they adjust at the ends?
A photo would be helpful.
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Seems to me that there will be a certain amount of play when it jams against the foam inside wall of the slide and work loose easily. Am i missing anything?

Lou: BTW, Aren't you glad we gave you Doc Halliday.
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