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Old 05-15-2009, 06:21 PM   #1
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I am an untrained TT owner. I found a slide lock in my 189FBS. It was found in a closet. Would someone be so kind as to tell me how to use it? Where does it go and how do you install it? Do I have to use it when pulling the TT?

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Old 05-19-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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Aw Mike, you will have a degree in RV Mgmt when we are through with you. When your slide is in the "in" or "Closed" position, get a little stool and adjust the slide lock so it fits between the upper lip of your slide and the inside wall of the trailer. The rationale behind the lock is that it prevents the slide from inadvertently opening as you are traveling down the road. The size of the slide on your and my 189FBS makes the need for such a lock somewhat questionable. Some people use them, others do not. This particular lock mechanism is a pain to deal with, but it is probably wise to use it, especially if you are traveling on rougher roads.

I tied a long piece of plastic ribbon on mine that hangs down after the slide is in place. This reminds me that it is there. Otherwise I am liable to forget and try to open the slide with the lock in place.

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Old 05-20-2009, 08:06 AM   #3
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We only travel paved roads so I dont use the slide lock, plus they only gave us 1 slide lock and our 230DS has 2 slides!! I use mine as a prop-up stick for the under bed storage, works real well in that capacity!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:47 AM   #4
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Hi Alan

That's a fine idea for the slide lock. I am going to throw my piece of wood out that I use to prop the bed up and use the slide lock.

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Glad I could help Ian!!
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Having just purchased a 230DS, what does the slide lock look like and how do you apply it?
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Having just purchased a 230DS, what does the slide lock look like and how do you apply it?
The one that came with my trailer looks a bit like a (very) short shower curtain rod. It's about 14" long and has a rubber cushion on either end. To use it follow fbman's instructions - wedge it between the top of the slide and the trailer wall. That's all there is to it. And don't forget it's there when you open the slide.
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Old 11-23-2010, 05:31 AM   #8
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I tied a long piece of plastic ribbon on mine that hangs down after the slide is in place. This reminds me that it is there. Otherwise I am liable to forget and try to open the slide with the lock in place.
Good idea.
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