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Old 03-23-2020, 12:55 PM   #1
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What is this?

Both my slide outs have a rod welded to a place which extends into a hole of the main frame and extends into the belly pan area. .

As far as I can see it does not connect to anything.

Maybe it hits a sensor or something when fully retracted?
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Old 03-23-2020, 01:54 PM   #2
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Most likely that is the manual open/close mechanism for the slide. There should be a crank handle somewhere in the RV that fits into a keyed end.
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:26 PM   #3
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Most likely that is the manual open/close mechanism for the slide. There should be a crank handle somewhere in the RV that fits into a keyed end.
Did you look at pics?

That's not it
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Old 03-23-2020, 02:28 PM   #4
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Did you look at pics?

That's not it
No pics to look at.

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Pictures would help. No pictures.
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 PM   #6
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Pictures would help. No pictures.
My apologies, must have deleted the link upon submission.

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Did not send for some reason.

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Looks like it might be a support for the slide wiring with the zip ties holding up a piece of wire loom.

My slide uses the same mechanism but I don't recall seeing that rod. The wiring is controlled by a flat piece of plastic that pivots on one end and is secured to the outside of the slide, kind of folding back as the slide is retracted.

Looks like your wiring is merely supported by this "curtain rod" that retracts into the frame when the slide itself is retracted.

Just my guess.
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My apologies, must have deleted the link upon submission.

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Old 03-23-2020, 10:41 PM   #10
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I donít know but looking at your pics what are you lubing your slide with? Looks like grease? i Suggest you use a dry lube because if that is grease it will pick lots of dirt and grime that will not be good long term for the mechanisms. JMHO...
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Oh by the way, welcome to the forum from the Space Coast..
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Mine had those rods and it was for the wires that are coiled they didn't use them on mine because they were too close to the wheels. I decided to remove them because the bracket on the slide was way to close to the wheel for my comfort I cut the brackets off and removed the rods then plugged the holes.
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Great info! Thanks for the responses.

Yes, it is grease, the racks was heavily rusted as was the frame. Unbelievable amount of rust. I have since scraped all rust off the frame using wire brushes and scrapers. I then painted all with Por-15 (amazing stuff)!

I am very happy it the outcome.

I will in fact now remove all the grease from the rack and pinions and attempt to remove any remaining debris from them.
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Great info! Thanks for the responses.

Yes, it is grease, the racks was heavily rusted as was the frame. Unbelievable amount of rust. I have since scraped all rust off the frame using wire brushes and scrapers. I then painted all with Por-15 (amazing stuff)!

I am very happy it the outcome.

I will in fact now remove all the grease from the rack and pinions and attempt to remove any remaining debris from them.
I use this on my slides and pinion gear and teeth..
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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