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Old 08-04-2014, 08:24 PM   #1
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Slide-out Lock Bars

Just picked up our 2014 Ventana LE 3634 last week; took it out this past weekend and am slowly learning everything. Is it really necessary to use the slide-out lock bars and what is the best way to keep them from rattling? Also, has anyone installed a TV in the storage compartment where the pegboard is located...looks like a perfect spot for an outdoor TV...

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Those lock arms are the bain of my existence. After bending both of them due to operator error, I took one of them off and did not replace it so it doesn't rattle any more. The other one was easy enough to get to so I replaced it but had to use washers as shims on the bolts that go into the MH wall and careful adjustment of the steel lock nut on the lock arm to get most of the rattles out. You have a diesel engine so the rattling is more noticable. I have a Ford V10 under my feet so all noise is relative.
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You can tighten the mid clamp by tapping with hammer, just do not over tap the clamp so ball bearing can not lock bar.
A swimmers noodle can cut down on some of the noise.
Sudden swings of the coach may cause the slide to move out of coach and with the locks locked they will compress the seals so no rain or wind noise will enter coach plus reinforces the strength of the whole slide wall with slide recessed in its cavity.
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I always lock both lock arms per slide, and after they go over center they are tight and no rattles, but mine are the manual kind.
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I had a defective switch on my FWS which had a mind of it's and would activate when ever it wanted to. It would open the slide by it's self. I know that it should not work when the engine is running, but why take a chance?

I lock mine all the time.
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Just picked up our 2014 Ventana LE 3634 last week; took it out this past weekend and am slowly learning everything. Is it really necessary to use the slide-out lock bars and what is the best way to keep them from rattling? Also, has anyone installed a TV in the storage compartment where the pegboard is located...looks like a perfect spot for an outdoor TV...

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A TV in the pegboard storage area should be no problem as that's where Newmar puts the outside TV's on several of their models.
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Hi jimfh2o,
My coach has the manual locks. I use the locks. The locks allow a physical connection with the side of the coach. This allows increases structural integrity and keep the slides from moving forward or backward as one travels down the road.
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Installed a 32 inch flat screen in the lower bay that already had a cable outlet back in April. Ordered an articulating mount from monoprice.com (best prices...hands down), screwed directly into the plywood divider (1/2 inch) and it works perfectly. I use velcro straps to hold in place while moving.
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Roscott, does that bay have a side or top opening door? Do you have any puctures?
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Thanks GaryKD, I will use the manual locks and wrap a strip of velcro around them to cut back the rattling. I also plan to place a warning label on the control panel so as to not to forget to release the locks prior to opening!
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Top opening door. I'll try to get a picture tomorrow.
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Page 6 of QT's 1 & 2 has this information for outside LCD and QT's # 3 will have more conversions.

Back on subject "slide locks" can find info on slide locks in QT's 1 & 2 also.
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Jim,
Do you have manual locking arms and if so are they pushed up enough as to lock over center? If they are over center I think that would be unusual for them to rattle.
Hope you find a solution to the rattling.
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Mine rattle when not locked. When locked they are as quiet.

For short trips over roads known to be good (which are few and far between) I don't worry about locking the slides. But, for longer trips I lock the slides. The stability enhances the structural integrity of the coach.

I've seen TV mounted on the pegboard. Unless it was set up with electric and cable line, something will need to be run to that position from the other bay that is prepared for an entertainment center.
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