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Old 08-11-2009, 12:13 PM   #1
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Where Do The Slide "Lock'R" Bars Go?

Do any of you actually install these things when the galley-living room slide is retracted? If so where do you put them? (2001 Diplomat and similar)

They were not installed when I bought the coach and the owners' manual talks about them but does not describe precisely where they are supposed to go. The following pix show where I have experimentally placed mine.




These were the only places I could find where the bar was supported by the outside wall and the slide itself. My only concern is that pressure on the outside wall very near the opening might warp the wall.

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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Dave.....Your first photo is where mine is used. On my coach, there is a hole in the wall where one end goes and the other goes against the back side of the molding where you have it.

Mine has just one on the front of the large slide. I use mine religiously, because if I don't I can here the slide rattle behind my seat.
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Old 08-12-2009, 12:17 AM   #3
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I was told that they are mandatory in Canada. Who knows? I have never used them.

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Old 08-12-2009, 12:21 AM   #4
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I was told that they are mandatory in Canada. Who knows? I have never used them.


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Try to have a fail safe way to remove them before deploying the slides as leaving them in and trying to put the slides out can cause major damage. I would use them 100% or not at all. We do not use them.
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Thanks For The Replys

I believe I'll use them. My thinking is that having them in place may reduce some of the pressure on the slide extending mechanism, especially when moving.

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I also have a slot in the wall for the large road side slide. I use my slide lock without fail so I'm in the habit of removing it prior to deploying the slide.
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We dont use them and haven't in 9 yrs.

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Dave.....I have three slide buttons. Only the large slide has the lock, so I put a red dot on the button where you would place your finger. I reminds me to remove the lock and push the driver's seat forward.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:47 PM   #10
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I always use my locks. Murphy says, "if it can happen it will happen, and it will happen at a time to cause the most impact" They are easy to install and I also think that they keep the slide, especially my full wall slide, better seated in their slots when moving.

For my reminder, I made a 3x5" card into a label with red letters saying the slides are locked. I put velcro tabs the upper corners and when the locks are in it goes over the slide control switches. I would have to literally reach under it and push the slide switches if I wanted to ignore it - pretty hard to miss it this way. Now I just hope I don't remove it one day, forget to take the locks out, and then try to operate the slides.
Think I'll hang it up if that happens.

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I think some good points have been made in this thread. Sounds like I should start using them.
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I think some good points have been made in this thread. Sounds like I should start using them.

picture this! you coming off the x way slowing down to the 35mph speed limit as you approach one of those 180 deg.right handers and you hear road noise behind the drivers seat, next you look out your left mirror and oops there goes the slide! that was 4 yrs ago. as you might guess i always use my slide lock now! jim
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picture this! you coming off the x way slowing down to the 35mph speed limit as you approach one of those 180 deg.right handers and you hear road noise behind the drivers seat, next you look out your left mirror and oops there goes the slide! that was 4 yrs ago. as you might guess i always use my slide lock now! jim

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Old 08-14-2009, 11:06 PM   #14
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Slide locks

My coach was delivered without the slide locks. Contacted the dealer, Demartini, and they sent me slide locks that do not fit my coach. So do not use them, until I find a supplier.
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