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Old 06-24-2020, 07:07 PM   #1
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Slide Lock Users?

My new Minilite came with a slide lock. I never had a need for one with my previous, non Rockwood, trailers. Is this a CYA thing with Rockwood or do you recommend normal use? Are you using yours? thanks
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Old 06-24-2020, 07:13 PM   #2
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I haven't used mine although I have it ,but really don't get how and where to put it.
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Old 06-24-2020, 08:29 PM   #3
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Just picked our Micro Lite last Friday. First camper we've had that uses a slide lock. During the walkthru the guy showed us how to use it but said most people don't bother.
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:14 PM   #4
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It is just the correct length to hold up the bed when rummaging underneath.
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:47 AM   #5
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My new Minilite came with a slide lock. I never had a need for one with my previous, non Rockwood, trailers. Is this a CYA thing with Rockwood or do you recommend normal use? Are you using yours? thanks
Lots of reading on it. I use mine.

https://www.google.com/search?q=slid...iverforums.com
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I use it. Why ? Cuz it's recommended. Several times it's fallen out of place during travel. Nothing happened. Now that I know how to keep it in place, I just do it for peace of mind.
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My TT came with one, and I used it. My 5th wheel did not come with one, thus, I don't use it.
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Being in an awkward location, mine is difficult to install. I don't. I am aware of the issue it addresses and observe the slideout while driving.
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On our 2205s, a slide lock as on other models would be in place on the stapled on fascia on the slide... not much strength there.

I think "if" the slide decided it was gonna move out on it's own, the fascia around slide opening aint gonna stop it.

IMO, jus' sayin.

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On our 2205s, a slide lock as on other models would be in place on the stapled on fascia on the slide... not much strength there.

I think "if" the slide decided it was gonna move out on it's own, the fascia around slide opening aint gonna stop it.

IMO, jus' sayin.

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Yes that was my observation also but thought I was perhaps overlooking something.
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On our 2205s, a slide lock as on other models would be in place on the stapled on fascia on the slide... not much strength there.

I think "if" the slide decided it was gonna move out on it's own, the fascia around slide opening aint gonna stop it.

IMO, jus' sayin.

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I don't use mine, but I am curious - what is your "stapled on fascia" stapled on... to?

On my trailer it seems to be stapled on to a 2x4 header bar wrapped in some kind of vinyl. My slide lock fits between that 2x4 on the top of the slide and the outside wall of the trailer. If it were in place, some pretty significant damage would have to occur for that slide to move.

Main reason I don't use it is because i can't access the bathroom with the slide in, and removing it takes too much time if I need to pull off the road to use the loo.
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Slides locks are to keep the slide from moving out while driving not from stopping them from moving.

If you notice the slide inching out while driving down the road I would use it. If not it is up to you.

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