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Old 07-15-2016, 07:26 PM   #1
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Slideout Locks


My niece and her husband brought a 2011 Rockwood Super Ultralite.
( Yes, I know this isn't a Jayco but I have one)

Question is, when I was looking at it last night, There were 2 stickers above the sofa/U-Dinette slide that said SLIDEOUT LOCKS.
There was also 1 sticker over the bunk slide out saying the same thing.

I questioned her about them and asked if they are supposed to be put in place (and what do they look like) when traveling. Her response was that the sales person said they don't need them. 9Then why are the stickers there)?????

My 2016 Jayco 28BHBE has a slide out and there are no stickers saying slide out locks. I called the dealer and he said the newer gear driven/ratchet slides don't need them, they close and stay locked in.

Should she or don't she really require those slide out locks and what do they look like?

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Old 07-15-2016, 07:37 PM   #2
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My experience is that if the manufacturer identified locations for the locks to go, it is because they were recommended for travel.

They are usually metal rods that adjust in length with rectangular pads at each end. They are placed at the noted locations and extended to help brace the slide in place.

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My experience is that if the manufacturer identified locations for the locks to go, it is because they were recommended for travel.

They are usually metal rods that adjust in length with rectangular pads at each end. They are placed at the noted locations and extended to help brace the slide in place.

This is one version.


Thank you for the quick response, I am going to forward what you said to my Niece.
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Not all slides require them but if there is a sticker there I would use the slide locks. My slide needs one or the top of the slide can move in and out during travel. The lock keeps everything nice and snug.
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Not all slides require them but if there is a sticker there I would use the slide locks. My slide needs one or the top of the slide can move in and out during travel. The lock keeps everything nice and snug.
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