we have a Forest River Salem with a superslide and a smaller bedroom slide, ours works where the smaller slides 1st then the front big slide. we can get by the front slide to get to the bathroom at stops, but since the slide does work on a hydraulic/cable system, I just bought some small chain (a little bigger than "dog chain") about 5' in length, and attached it with some quick connects to the slide frame and main trailer frame to keep the back slide from extending if i dont want it to, basically the system thinks the back slide is out, so the PSI from the pump makes the larger slide go out and the Smaller one stays in. when im done, it takes 3 seconds to take the chain off the quick disconnects and toss it it the storage bin..
Cost:: $12 all from walmart...
There is always that time that You find that camping spot you cant extend 1 of the slides all the way out, so I devised this chain system to keep the slide from going out too far or not at all if we dont want it to...
does anyone know if this actually hurts the slide system? does it hurt the slide if its only partially out or in during short time use?
wise or not wise to use?
any ideas out there?