Bent locking bar for slide-out
We locked the bar when we thought we were unlocking it and started putting the slideout in the out position and bent the locking bar on our large slideout before we were able to stop it. We have a Newmar Dutch Star 1999. We thought we had pulled the bar back enough to use it and it worked okay our last trip. We are camping now and when we put the slideout in the out position, the rear side did not go all the way in. Unfortunately, I had my hand over the top trim to show how much it was away from the wall when my husband hit the frame and it just popped all the way in. I thought my hand was crushed it hurt so badly. He pulled the trim away enough for me to pull my hand out. I was surprised to see all 4 fingers still attached. Luckily after lots of ice, I was able to move my fingers, nothing was broken, just some bruising and dents in my knuckles.
We had to move to another site and when pulling the slide back in, it popped and looked like it came off track but then started back in and we have not moved it since. It is in now. It looks like we could take that locking bar off, get it straightened and put back on. Anyone familiar with that. If you remove the bolts holding the front bracket to the slideout, are they attached by nuts on the other side, which is unaccessible? We'll be here another week and wish we could use our slide. How difficult would it be for Camping World to fix? Would the arm have to be ordered from Newmar? Thanks. The weather is wonderful here in north Florida and I won't be able to travel again for awhile because of cancer infusion. This has really bummed me out. Thanks for reading and look forward to hearing from all of you experts.