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Old 10-10-2017, 11:19 AM   #1
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Slide room wiring flex strap broke LCI

I was closing up this past weekend and after one of the slide rooms came in, the wiring and hoses were hanging down towards the ground. When I looked underneath there is a black plastic belt type thing that holds the wires and hoses against the frame that was broke. I zip tied the wires and stuff up to the frame to keep them dragging on the ground. Not ideal as if I forget to cut the zip tie when I put the slide out it could pull the wires out, or forget to tie them back up, drag them on the road. Anyone else dealt with this? I found a replacement part on E-Trailer, called Lippert Components single Flex guard strap.
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Old 10-10-2017, 12:30 PM   #2
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Had exactly the same thing happen on my 270BH. It broke off right at the frame rail at the last screw location. Thankfully I noticed it while we were stopping for the night and was able to zip tie it before it caused any damage.

The fix I used was simple. I bought a standard 59 cent stainless door hinge from Lowes. One side was attached to the trailer frame with self tapping screws. The other side I used short bolts and nuts and attached to what was left of the wiring support. Now the support has a place to pivot at the frame when the slide is being extended and retracted without putting any stress on the support.

While I can't take credit for the fix (I saw it somewhere else), it's so simple and relatively speaking, bulletproof, that I shake my head as to why it wasn't engineered like that in the first place. Sometimes I think RV's are engineered to fail....
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:08 PM   #3
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Common problem. I also went with a hinge that I pop-riveted in place.
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Old 10-10-2017, 01:12 PM   #4
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:17 PM   #5
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Common problem, yes. Do a search and you'll see the different ways people have fixed theirs. Mine broke in my first year of ownership and I used a plastic hinge. Duct tape to hold it up until the repair was made.

Common problem, and they continue to use brittle plastic for a function that requires flexibility.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:07 AM   #6
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I also did the hinge fix and has been working great for over a year now.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:43 AM   #7
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Thanks for all the great info guys!
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Both of mine broke at the same time. I drilled several holes down the length of the break on each side and used some stainless zip ties to create a flexible hinge. So far, so good.
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