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Old 09-05-2015, 02:04 PM   #11
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I have a 2015.5 23ss. Came with then but they never told me about them. When I found them I have been using them but even with the orange tags 2 times now I've almost opened the slide without removing g the locks. Both times it was late at night setting up. I just keep having a vision of the trim braking or a hole in the wall. I guess same fear as driving away with the tv antenna up.

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Old 09-05-2015, 04:38 PM   #12
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We got them with ours & used them until one time my wife cranked them too tight & popped the decorative face over the slide off. Took my brad nailer & popped it back into place. Can't even tell it was ever popped out. Since then we haven't used them & can't say that we have missed them. Probably why they aren't used much now. Too much damage from over tightening them or forgetting to remove them & then trying to open slide with them in place and causing damage that way.

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Old 09-05-2015, 06:33 PM   #13
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We have them on our 29QBSS and I use them all the time. The only time I don't install them is the short drive (<5 kms) between house and storage lot.

Never had a problem with them once. As long as you use them all the time, you get used to remembering about them.

My biggest fear for them is at the border. Haven't had an issue yet, but in the back of my mind I'm just waiting for the one border guard who decides to put the slide out without seeing the tags and asking me to remove them first.

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Old 09-06-2015, 10:47 PM   #14
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we have them and the tech during walk thru indicated that he has fixed many slides that were opened with them in place but never fixed a slide that came out with them not being used.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:43 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Ours came with orange tags hanging from them.

so you can't miss them.
X2........and I always use them. Forest River provided them for a reason.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:55 AM   #16
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Another "Always Use Them" for my main slides.

Lippert electric rack slideouts can be broken loose in a turn and open if the motor/gearing clutch gets worn. That clutch is designed to let the motor slip when the slideout is fully open or closed (you can sometimes hear it).

A rough road or railroad track crossing can walk that slide right out unless it is locked in place.

I do not use the one (I made) for the NORCO (wire sprung) wardrobe slideout because that one is only used when the motor/gear assembly fails and needs to be removed to close an open slide for travel to repair it.
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:26 AM   #17
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When we had them with our first trailer we used them every time. I believe they were supplied for a reason.

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