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Old 05-11-2011, 05:19 PM   #31
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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?

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Well, you do need to tighten the lock by turning it. It will compress the foam seal but it is only on when traveling. I do not store it with the locks in place so the seal does not "take a set." When tight, it has never come loose even on very bumpy roads.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:54 PM   #32
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No they are just 2 white metal pipes like closet rods. I pulled both ends off. No adjustment. I am in Australia for a month so hard to take pictures. LOL
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:58 PM   #33
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Mine are like Herk's, but I turn the end against the seal 90 degrees so it cannot pivot and slide out.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:04 PM   #34
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:10 PM   #35
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No they are just 2 white metal pipes like closet rods. I pulled both ends off. No adjustment. I am in Australia for a month so hard to take pictures. LOL
Sounds like they are too small in diameter to be slide locks.
Maybe for use in the fridge.
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Old 05-11-2011, 06:13 PM   #36
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Mine are like Herk's, but I turn the end against the seal 90 degrees so it cannot pivot and slide out.
You put them in vertically? I have never done that. I can see how that would be helpful. I went with the "box on the wall" and assumed that was the orientation they were looking for. Never had a problem with them horizontal though.
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I'll try the ice box to see if the fit there. LOL
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Old 05-11-2011, 07:11 PM   #38
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It is better to use it as a safety precaution. It it preventing the slide to open on the road just in case it start to become disconected from the gear motor. The chance is very small but better be safe than sorry.
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Old 10-03-2011, 10:40 PM   #39
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Here is the decal above my slide switches and the way I install my slide out braces.
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Hey Lou, picture looks------

Hey Lou, picture looks just like I made it myself. I always use the "slide-bars", never move the 5ver with out them. If nothing else, the bars keep the floor of the room from bouncing up and down on a rough road if the bars are applied correctly. Just think about it, not only does the bars keep the room on its track correctly, they assist to stop rubbing of the floor carpet underneath the room.

Next time you run the room in or out, grab hold of the top trim flange, slightly tug as the room as it moves in or out. You can actually feel it rock
back and forth. The room may be heavy, but it will move up and down as you travel. Especially on a surprise railroad crossing !!

As said before, I always use them.
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