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Old 05-18-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Can you use slide locks on the outside to stop a creeping slide? My front 8' slide creeps in about one inch from jarring of sitting sofa and getting up and down.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Can you use slide locks on the outside to stop a creeping slide? My front 8' slide creeps in about one inch from jarring of sitting sofa and getting up and down.
Are you thinking to lock the slide in "open" position?

I guess that is possible...a simple block in the front and rear (maybe) or many aftermarket slide locks would work since they have a bubberized pad on both ends.
Like this: - Slide Room Lock - Price: $40.79 - Factory RV Surplus - 1611 W Bristol St, Elkhart, IN 46514 (800) 325-1461 (574) 262-3327

- BUT - ensure the exterior flange is sturdy enough for the pressure and make some memory aid to ensure that no one ever accidently attempted to retract the slide with the lock in-place.

There is probably a reason that the slide creeps that would address the issue. Slides are opened/closed by mechanical devices (gear driven, hydraulic, or pneumatic). The last two types should have a brake device...that is the first place I would look for the problem.

I use my slide lock (Damon called them transit bars) to keep it in the closed position since I saw the top of the slide pop-out about 1/2 inch while driving during high winds. If the RV has been transported without the locks in place, then that could be the cause of the creeping problem.

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Hydraulic units can get air in the system and cause this. Electric units can have a faulty brake. Never saw or heard of a pneumatic unit, except for my pneumatic generator slide-out.
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If the RV has been transported without the locks in place, then that could be the cause of the creeping problem.

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I wasn't aware of that. How does transporting the coach without slide locks lead to creeping when stationary?

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If it is electric , this link to a Power Gear Tech Doc explains the proper engagement of the motor brake.

http://support.powergearus.com/techdocs/82-S0506.pdf
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I wasn't aware of that. How does transporting the coach without slide locks lead to creeping when stationary?

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Such a very diplomatic reply

So...
If the slide has a mechanical actuator or a locking device on a hydraulic actuator that was designed to have the assist of a travel lock for holding the slide in-place...then the owner DOES NOT use the lock during transit...movement in transit could cause wear on the mechanism.

Excessive wear would then cause free-play in the actuator and/or brake...this play would show as creeping during the use of the slide while stationary, and ultimately could cause a system failure.

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Such a very diplomatic reply

So...
If the slide has a mechanical actuator or a locking device on a hydraulic actuator that was designed to have the assist of a travel lock for holding the slide in-place...then the owner DOES NOT use the lock during transit...movement in transit could cause wear on the mechanism.

Excessive wear would then cause free-play in the actuator and/or brake...this play would show as creeping during the use of the slide while stationary, and ultimately could cause a system failure.

Safe travels
Thanks for the explanation. I learn something new ever day.

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