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Old 08-10-2017, 06:41 PM   #1
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Flex guard replacement

The other day I walked around the camper and noticed the cables hanging down. It appears the plastic strap that holds them in place when you open and close the slides was broken and hanging down. This repair was easy as as it snapped at the mounting screw holes. Drilled new holes and rehang. I have to check the others but it looks like the piece that would break pretty often
Anybody have any first-hand experience with this repair


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Old 08-10-2017, 07:22 PM   #2
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We had a flex guard break off where it was attached to the frame with self tapping screws. As it was already broken off and shortened I attached the end of the flex guard to a medium duty hinge of about the same height with small machine screws and nuts with washers. Attached the hinge to the frame and from then on it pivoted on the hinge instead of breaking.

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Old 08-11-2017, 06:02 PM   #3
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If it breaks in the middle as mine did then drill three small holes in each end and secure back together with black nylok ties. That's how the factory tech repaired mine last year and it has not broken since.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:22 AM   #4
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I did the same thing that Chris stated above on my former 07 Montana making the repair about 5 years ago and never had a problem once I took the flexing out of the plastic. I used 4 or 6 inch (have to measure) barn/gate style hinges that spread out the area metal to plastic thus strengthening a larger area of the plastic. When I attached the hinge to the plastic I used 1/2 or 3/4 by 3/8 inch bolts with the biggest fender washer against the plastic I could find. Then cut off the hinge where it attached to the metal on the slide out using one existing hole and only having to drill one hole for the other to attach to the the slide out frame using the same screw to attach it before.
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