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Old 06-25-2013, 11:58 AM   #11
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We use ours when traveling. It is an extra device that could prevent damage to the slide. My feeling is that if they were not needed the company would not include them with the trailer. We all know that the RV industry does not waste money on items not needed. If they did not include them with the trailer it would be a $ saving for them. By supplying the stops and you do not use them, if a slide out does come out and causes and accident the liability is no longer on the manufacturer.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:59 AM   #12
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We've never used them and we mostly mountain camp with lots of curves. Never had a problem. Knock on wood
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:14 PM   #13
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Been using it since we bought the trailer.
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:31 PM   #14
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Sorry, had to leave before I finished my thought:

How they work:

When you tighten "snug" the bar in, you are not "holding the slide in;" you are rotating the slide inward and down, pre-loading the clutch in the pinion gear so it does not unlock.

That is what keeps the slide from moving. There is no way (due to mechanical advantage) to turn the motor with the slide. So by preventing the overload device (spring loaded pinion) from moving away from the rack you essentially lock the slide in place.

Again, not saying YOU have to use it (just WHY you should). Many folks here think that because some of us are proponents of using safety devices and following posted limits on our camper and truck that somehow we are "girly men." Maybe they are right, but there it is...

Color me "weight police," "safety glasses police," and "safety bar police."
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:46 PM   #15
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Girly man... lol Herk Safe is a good thing!
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:40 PM   #16
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Sorry, had to leave before I finished my thought:

How they work:

When you tighten "snug" the bar in, you are not "holding the slide in;" you are rotating the slide inward and down, pre-loading the clutch in the pinion gear so it does not unlock.

That is what keeps the slide from moving. There is no way (due to mechanical advantage) to turn the motor with the slide. So by preventing the overload device (spring loaded pinion) from moving away from the rack you essentially lock the slide in place.

Again, not saying YOU have to use it (just WHY you should). Many folks here think that because some of us are proponents of using safety devices and following posted limits on our camper and truck that somehow we are "girly men." Maybe they are right, but there it is...

Color me "weight police," "safety glasses police," and "safety bar police."

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Old 07-02-2013, 03:52 PM   #17
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I didnt even get any.

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I had no idea what the OP was talking about until Herk posted, so thank you for that!

But like Cowracer said, I didn't get any either. 2013 Roo21SSL....
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