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Old 08-15-2014, 03:29 PM   #1
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Slide locks

We have a 2012 390BH-60. Has anyone found a good place to position the 4 slide locks on the front 2 slides.

I place the locks half way up each of the slides and far in as possible. Unfortunately the trim on the inside of the slides is not very rigid ŗnd therefore provides very little support. Over tightening will cause the trim to pop off completely.

I am thinking of attaching some type of rigid bracket to the inner edge of the slide.

Any thoughts.

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:37 PM   #2
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If it came with slide locks, did it also come with "Place slide locks here" stickers? Mine has those over the top of the slide to show where it's been reinforced to take the stress of the lock.
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Old 08-15-2014, 03:49 PM   #3
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It came with 4 slide locks but no instructions. The only position that really seems secure is midway up the rear of the kitchen slide since I am able to put one end against the edge of the counter top.
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All slides that I have used you install the slide lock on the top of the slide.
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Is this on a Berkshire MR specifically
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:28 PM   #6
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Ours came with 4 slide locks, never used them, will take just one time to forget about them and you will be replacing trim, motors or something else. Our slide have never moved while going down the road.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:07 PM   #8
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Mine are in the second compartment from the rear, PS. I only carry them in case I ever have problems with a slide.


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Old 08-15-2014, 07:50 PM   #9
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Mine didn't come with any. ??

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Old 08-25-2014, 12:18 AM   #10
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I have been told that slide locks are only needed with the front two slides as the are hydraulic. The rear are electric and will not creep.

I have used slide locks since getting the unit and have never had any problems. Recently however I have started to notice some creep. The first time it was about an inch or so and I had the locks on. The last time the creep was about 5 inches. One of the locker had loosened off and had fallen.

I have mentioned in past notes that flimsy trim results in rather insecure locks.

I have also been meaning to check my hydraulic fluid levels ... This may be part of my problem with recent creep.


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Old 08-25-2014, 09:06 AM   #11
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Once the hydralic slides start to creep it usually means one or both of the following. The anti creep valve is failing and or the hydralic cylinder is bad. If any paint or debris got on the shaft of the cylinder it wears the seal slightly and allows the cylinder to creep. I know this from personal experience and had fought the issue for almost a year before both got changed and issue corrected. It was so bad that the slide would move out about 5 inches while driving and I had to stop every 15 to 20 miles to bring it back in. Of course I did not have the slide locks with me but I now carry them and have not needed them since the last replacement.



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Old 08-25-2014, 09:26 AM   #12
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Thanks for the heads up. Is this an expensive fix?
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Old 08-25-2014, 01:16 PM   #13
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Sorry I do not know what it cost as this was still under warranty at the time. You could call Jamie at Equalizer Systems as he is extremely helpfull and could walk you through the fix if you are mechanically handy. He will also tell you what the parts and shipping would cost. Do you have an extended warranty as that should be covered. Good luck and if you need additional info on the slide just PM me

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