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Old 07-30-2015, 06:07 PM   #1
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Slideout cable management arm broken

Has anyone had this problem before (and had it fixed)?

On packing up from our last trip, I noticed the cables beneath the kitchen slide hanging down a bit and had not noticed that before.

Today I put the slide out again, crawled under and see that the cable management arm is broken. Its just a thick strip of plastic that runs from a pivot screwed to the frame to a tube screwed to the bottom outer edge of the slide. At the non-pivot end it is screwed directly to the square tube and that is where it has completely broken through. A number of the cable guides have snapped off too.

Seems like not a very robust design. Even if they replace the arm, I can see it breaking again at the non-pivot end. Also, the cable guides can't be replaced because, even though they could slide on before the fixed end is screwed down, they are a single piece (the cables must have been threaded through during assembly).
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Old 08-01-2015, 08:16 PM   #2
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Well, judging by the lack of replies even after quite a few views, it seems like this is not a common problem.

I think it may not have been installed quite right... the outer (fixed) end seems to be screwed onto the post too high and when the slide is retracted the cables get pushed down by the floor putting sideways pressure on the plastic 'arm'. I guess it just couldn't take it. I'll have a look under a few others on the dealer's lot while I'm in talking to the service guy about it.
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