We have a 2012 ST 30RK and does not have any locking bars. With a push of a button, the slide can go in or out. We can't get to the refrig when our slide is in. We have put it out at rest stops if it is necessary to get something out of the refrigerator.
I am not sure how old your previous trailer was, but travel lock bars for slideouts is pretty much a thing of the past. I wasn't sure if we would have straps or anything for ours, but it seems none of them do anymore.
Eddy & Brenda
2015 Silverado HD 6.0L
2014 Zinger 32QB
There are no straps or locking devices. It will take all of 5 sec to open the slide 6 inches or so to access what you need then close it back up. It will not harm anything in doing this. Just don't go into the slideout unless it's fully extended.
2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab Z71 4X4 3.42
2013 CrossRoads Sunset Trail Super Lite 250RB
I also have a remote , mine was built mid july 2012. think they stopped putting them in later in the fall because of many warranty claims. You need a strong battery in them . dollar store batts don't cut it.
It was a rainy few days at Algonquin Prov park...tarps kept us dry.
Wayne --Belle River (Windsor), Ontario
2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 25RB..
2015 White Chev Silverado 2500HD 4x4 (6.0 l gasser)
2003 Mountain Star 890SBRX Truck Camper