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Old 09-02-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Couple KSDP Questions

1) I noticed the wood trim (similar to crown molding) that runs along the very top section of my living room slide out is loose or should I say not attached any longer starting from the back corner for appx 18 inches. What did Newmar use to attach this wood molding? It would seem like an adhesive would work or possibly some small finish nails but I'm not sure what the material is made out of so I'm hesistant to drive or shoot any nails.

2) I have looked in my coach but can't find the unlocking bar for the slide latches. I asked the previous owner and he thought they should be there but said he never used them and they never leaked or had any problems keeping them in the unlocked position. He also said he spoke to a Newmar dealer tech that confirmed this with him. I would rather lock them since it seems no trouble. Would I need to go back to Newmar to purchase this tool?
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Hi noserider,
On item number 2, you will need to go to Newmar for the locking tool. It has a unique shape.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:11 PM   #3
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Hi noserider,
On item number 2, you will need to go to Newmar for the locking tool. It has a unique shape.
Gary thanks, ordered from Newmar today. Still looking for answer to question 1. Spoke to Newmar today and they said it was pin nails. Not saying their wrong but where are the pin nails now? They don't vanish. Usually when a small finish nail pulls loose you can see it in the piece it was designed to hold or blown thru and in the base. I see nothing.
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Some are Velcro backing and some are glued on the heavy metal fascia frame.
I will look for what ever info maybe in COM_NET.
Slide should be locked so air, water cannot get into coach and also reinforces the slide wall.
Slide locking bar

Follow this ---COM_NET---CATOLOG MODEL YEAR---2002---2002 DSDP PARTS CAT,---SLIDEOUT----FASCIA

This will show you the material of fascia and a center piece that locks fascia board to metal of slide fascia, looks plastic to me so trim board is probably on cloth so it must be glued if you see no nails or staples to plastic fascia. If there is wood under the trim piece than you should be able to glue or use small brad nails to hold.
Newmar is rebuilding the network and I can not get into another section of network to maybe see finished product its not completed yet, this is the best we can do for now.
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Originally Posted by 007";2212461]Some are Velcro backing and some are glued on the heavy metal fascia frame.
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Slide should be locked so air, water cannot get into coach and also reinforces the slide wall.
Slide locking bar

Follow this ---COM_NET---CATOLOG MODEL YEAR---2002---2002 DSDP PARTS CAT,---SLIDEOUT----FASCIA

This will show you the material of fascia and a center piece that locks fascia board to metal of slide fascia, looks plastic to me so trim board is probably on cloth so it must be glued if you see no nails or staples to plastic fascia. If there is wood under the trim piece than you should be able to glue or use small brad nails to hold.
Newmar is rebuilding the network and I can not get into another section of network to maybe see finished product its not completed yet, this is the best we can do for now.
Thanks 007. I'll look a little closer at the backer to see if it's wood. I don't want to use anything to permanent in case I need to remove it later.
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I've got the locking tool, have never used it in the 13 years we've had the rig, usually I only lock the front arms on each of the three slides and then only to keep the arms from rattling while underway. Didn't use the tool on our previous DSDP either.
I think the molding on ours is put on with the double sided tape, not sure as I've never had one come lose or removed it.
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I've got the locking tool, have never used it in the 13 years we've had the rig, usually I only lock the front arms on each of the three slides and then only to keep the arms from rattling while underway. Didn't use the tool on our previous DSDP either.
I think the molding on ours is put on with the double sided tape, not sure as I've never had one come lose or removed it.

Thanks Mr D. Pretty much the same thing the previous owner said but he did not lock any arms. They don't rattle on mine but since I ordered the tool from Newmar I'll give it a whirl. I think I will opt for the double sided tape. It should work just fine. It's very light weight and is only loose on the one corner. If the problem persist I can always try something stronger.
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Hi noserider,
I use the tool to lock the slides 100% of the time. For me, locking the slides provides the most structural integrity for the coach. The coach slides and fixed wall are locked together.
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I am with Gary KD

There is a reason they put locking arms on all slides....some automatic, some manual. To be rocking down the road and twisting and turning your rig, I want all the structural tightness I can get. Lock 'em up... it is just good practice!
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The manual locking arms are too flimsy to give any add'l strength to the structure.
And I've never had a slide move in the 15 yrs we've owned Dutch Stars.
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Why would they put locks on if they were not needed?
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Being a retied mechanical engineer, I stand by my view on this. The slides will not move without power. There is no power to the slide motor when the ignition is in the on position. The gearing is such that if the slide was to move there will be much larger problems with the coach, going on.
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Just to make everyone's day here are some interesting thread links on slides deciding to move out on their own.
Even while driving down the highway.

The answer is in the very last post link according to Newmar.
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