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Old 05-19-2014, 12:07 PM   #1
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Slide locks

I have 2 slide locks, how do they install, they seem like a pain to put in.
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:44 PM   #2
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Typical slide locks keep the slide at the retracted position by pressing against the wall and backside of the inner fascia of the slide.

Many people do not use them because they think they don't need them. And there also some who have forgotten to remove the bar and damaged their slide.

I use mine because while driving in severe cross winds, the slide was sucked away from the seal enough for me to see light come through to the inside. Also, I don't want dust and water getting in the slide seals or for the slide gear to take extra wear and tear from driving pressures.

To use the lock, place it high on the exterior corner of the slide when retracted...then turn the shaft until the ends are tight, but not too tight.

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Old 05-22-2014, 10:09 AM   #3
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When I had a HTT I never used the slide locks, and if you check a lot of forums on the issue for both TT and MH, it seems like a wash between those who do and those who don't.
That said, now that I am in a Class C, I find that if I do not use the slide locks on the one slide that is just behind the drivers seat, it makes much more and louder squeaking noise than if I put in the lock, indicating that the slide is moving at least a little if not locked (obviously never heard that in the TT LOL). For that reason I will continue using the locks.
In my Greyhawk, the spots where the slide locks go are marked on the interior wall of the MH.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:02 PM   #4
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My class A and this C have no slide locks for rear slide.
The A had 2 floor straps that were held by one in screws. That would not hold the slide if needed. So never used them.

Have a bar for this one. I put the key for the lock on it. So no way to try and put slide out. Without removing the bar.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:39 PM   #5
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We also have slide locks and always use on long trips, short trips not so much but the big thing for us is to remember to remove before opening slide, we have forgot a few times, fortunately no damage yet.
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Old 05-27-2014, 12:04 PM   #6
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I spoke with the guys at the best RV repair/remodel place here in Las Vegas (Apache RV). They recommend slide locks for RVs with hydraulic slide outs however, they say its not necessary for RVs with electric slide out systems.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:00 AM   #7
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I figure these slide locks w came with this Jayco so why not use and like another poster said helps keep the dust out maybe. The bedroom slide out seems impossible to install both locks so I just use one lock. Other have made a tag that says remove locks before extending. Think that is for me
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Old 07-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #8
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It is nice that Jayco included the locks. We needed to buy them for the Nexus Ghost. But, we can only place 2 locks in the front slide due to wall room. The rear buck/bedroom slide does not allow enough space to place the locks.

The locks in our coach are needed due to motion and noise. We placed the locks in the center on both slides and now have no noise/motion at all. Is this normal? We don't know. We just know it works.

In our previous Greyhawk, we were advised by the salesman to always apply them when the slides were in and we were on the road.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:08 PM   #9
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our 2007 access with a small dinette has a small strap that physically attaches to slide and hooks to floor and it is to be used during travel. It is fairly simple to attach and seems to work. I have seen some screw style slide locks that are a bit difficult to insert
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