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Old 12-14-2007, 07:11 AM   #15
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Forgeting to remove them is exactly my concern. Forgetfullness seems to be a worsening condition I have.
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Our 2003 Southwind came with the Power Gear electric slide outs and didn't come with any slide out locks. Our Jayco also has Power Gear electric slide outs and has "transit bar" locks and the Jayco owner's manual said to use them. The selling dealer warned AGAINST using them as forgetting could cause considerable damage. They also said they knew of NO problems arising from not using them.

Due to the contradictory information, I e-mailed Power Gear and received a reply that it was not necessary to use the transit bars on my MH. Perhaps it would be best to contact the manufacturer of your slide outs to get their input.
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Old 12-16-2007, 05:51 AM   #17
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My Discovery did not have slideout locking arms and when I went to a Newmar last year, I surprised that they all had them.

Near as I can tell it cuts down on the wear while traveling because everything is tighter on the top side.

The Discovery slide moter had a lock so it couldn't move unless powered.

If you ever tried to move the top of a slide in mid-extension you can see how loose they fit.
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Our coach has the electric motor driven rack & gear slide mechanism and no manually operated locks. With 7 years of use, never had any problem with slides moving out during our travels.

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Old 01-02-2008, 05:09 PM   #19
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I just bought a new Newmar and got the impression from the sales man that the bars were optional. He did warn me about the danger or damaging the slides if I forgot to release them before I opened the slide. The unit has a loud warning voice that reminds me to release them every time I touch the electric slide button. I first decided to not to use the bars but I found that the one just in back of my head rattled when it was not set and that became to irritating to deal with. I tied a red ribbon around it to remind me. I hope that and the voice warning will keep me from damaging my MH.
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Old 01-02-2008, 05:29 PM   #20
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Our's is a Pace Arrow with full wall slide that has electric lock's at top of slide. That large slide can move alot while on road, if it was mine the lock's would be in place before MH moved!
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