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sk734

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Posted: 01/09/18 11:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

How are slides with cables holding up? I am looking at some lightweight 5vers like Cougar that have them.

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My Outback TT (also a Keystone product, same as Cougar), has a cable driven closet slide in the bedroom. We've had the trailer over 4 years now and not a hint of problems.


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My fiver has three cable slides. All I have had to do in the 5 years has been to adjust the slack in the cables from time to time. Although others have had numerous problems. But I also see other systems having their fair share also.


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Ten years without problems.


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Our Montana has one cable slide in the bedroom and so far no issue at all.


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3 years on our bedroom slide with no problem. I like it.


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I hope sk734 doesn't mind me jumping here, but just out of curiosity, what problems do some people have with the cable slides? I know they haven't been on the market that long and I too am curious.

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Over the years, we probably have had 3 times as many units with cable slide problems than with gear or hydraulic mechanisms. That being said, we were able to jury rig repairs on several of those rigs with cable slides so they actually worked, but were never able to do anything but use the override functions to shove back in the others. One big problem I remember vividly is a customer who's cable jumped the pulley, and really did some damage to the slide structure. But I don't think I would walk away from a rig I otherwise want over the slide mechanism. I think with proper maintenance and inspection, they all work pretty well.

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not all TT are having problems but the biggest problem we had at the dealership was the cables would eat through the grommets and into the slide and then the cable would break

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Can cable slides be partially opened and closed vs Schwintek type that need to be fully opened and closed so as to not get out of sync?

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