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Old 06-26-2016, 03:04 PM   #11
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I have problems getting them to seat properly against the back side of the facia board with the rubber/vinyl seal. If I crank them down tight enough to stay put with road movement I worry that I may be harming the seal and/or the facia. Any thoughts from others?
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:00 PM   #12
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Using slide locks often depends on which slide manufacturer it is.
Some don't require them.
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I had three hybrids so far: a Travelstar, a Palomino, and now a Roo 23ws. Never used those bars.....but that's me !!!!
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I have problems getting them to seat properly against the back side of the facia board with the rubber/vinyl seal. If I crank them down tight enough to stay put with road movement I worry that I may be harming the seal and/or the facia. Any thoughts from others?
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1st of all, welcome to the family!

I too am concerned about where the slide lock meets the seal. I have read where someone had the lock so tight that the facia came off/cracked/warped it. I have never used mine and haven't(knock knock) had any problems with the slide getting off track or extending in transit.

I guess it only takes 1 episode for someone to become a believer.
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Using slide locks often depends on which slide manufacturer it is.
Some don't require them.
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Both my former HTT Roo and my current TT have the locks and I use them every time the trailer goes anywhere. Just the ride out of the storage spot I have on my cousin's farm has some uneven ground causing the trailer to rock a bit.

I think my current and former slides are/were the Lippert Electric Through the Frame model.
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We always put used them on our old 06 Flagstaff TT with Super Slide,,, even thow they always fell out before we got home !!!


Our 2013 Sunseeker 2500TS has 3 slide outs,,, and it came with 1 set of locks that look like little shower curtain rods !!! Not sure which slid out there for,,, maybe the wardrobe slid out ???
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Using slide locks often depends on which slide manufacturer it is.
Some don't require them.
What's the best way to determine who my slide manufacturer is (2013 Roo 23SS) and if that manufacturer requires it?
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They came with our 2011 21SS and we only used them our first year. Frankly they were are real pain - literally - to install. Jamming my forearm between the camper and slide-out was not fun. I stopped using them the second year and never had any issues.

That said, I see nothing wrong with using them. Just don't:
  • over-tighten them

  • ever forget to take them out before you deploy!

Our 23IKSS didn't come with them and the big slide-out's size and mechanism appears to be very similar. Not sure how it's determined whether you should have them.
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What's the best way to determine who my slide manufacturer is (2013 Roo 23SS) and if that manufacturer requires it?
Typically, there will be a white sticker on the wall above the slide telling you where to place the locks. If you don't have such a sticker, you probably don't need to use locks.

Check out post #23 in this thread for pictures.
Slide lock bars

I have a long slide that uses 2 locks.
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On some of the Roos, 23WS for sure, they are using the LCI above the floor slide. If you do not use the locks the top of the slide is going to move when retracted when you hit bumps or make turns. Maybe not enough that you can tell or see it but move none the less. Its really stressful on the racks and the drive and mounting assemblies that the racks run through. Eventually it will result in the slide being out of alignment.

On some, like the IKSS, one slide is a through the frame, and the other a Schwintek, no lock really needed.
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