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Old 10-14-2008, 06:18 PM   #1
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Slide measuring stick...

New to the forums, been RV'ing for some time. I've never seen this tip written any where. I know most of us carry tape measures to check for clearance to obstacles before we open our slides.

To simplifiy this process, I cut a piece of bamboo that is one inch longer than our slide. My wife now uses it with confidence, checking from the side of our RV to the nearest pole, power post, etc. we know instantly whether the slides will fully open without hitting anything.

Which also saves me time when I'm positioning our 35' Cedar Creek.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:16 PM   #2
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I actually made markings on the handle of our broom.

One mark is the bedroom slide, other is the superslide.

I always carry a broom anyway, so it works out well.
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Old 10-14-2008, 07:28 PM   #3
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I had an Idea to take a fiberglass rod from a chimney brush an make it 4'6" long an attach it to the wall of the camper just in front of the slide out on the drivers side, once I pick a site I was going to get out of the truck and flip it down so it would stick straight out, then as I backed up I could see how far I am from the electric box. I already have a plan and the material just not the time. Maybe in the Spring!
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Old 10-14-2008, 08:12 PM   #4
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cool ideas
i use my awning rod
i have a black mark on it that gives me 2" of extra room.
we used to use the broom, but somebdy left it at a campground

yup it was me
so i fugured i would not easily forget my awning rod,
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:21 PM   #5
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Then there was the fellow who pulled his power cord out and marked it with red vinyl tape. This was the permanent attached type, not the kind you disconnect.

I just guess. Pretty good so far!
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:21 AM   #6
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Great ideas folks...keep 'em coming!
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:45 PM   #7
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I give it the good ole "HAIRY eyeball" before finalizing my location.....Worked so far!!!!
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:26 PM   #8
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I give it the good ole "HAIRY eyeball" before finalizing my location.....Worked so far!!!!
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:41 PM   #9
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Great tips! I will try them as soon as the weather breaks here in NE Ohio
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