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Hello, I recently purchased a 2005 Travelaire 275 Genesis fifth wheel. It indicates it has "travel locks" on the slide. The owner's manual is not with the RV and I'm having a hard time finding info on the internet. Does anyone know where the releases are for the locks? I have looked up on the slide, but cannot find anything. Are the locks outside the RV? I believe something is engaged, as it will not open when the button is depressed. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.

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Posted: 02/03/10 02:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All "travel locks" I have ever seen are inside the trailer on top of the slide.They fit between the slide and the wall.Get a small step ladder and look on the inside. good luck.


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They look like slide bars that you would use in an 18 wheeler trailer to keep things from sliding around. They usally have a lever on them to lock them in place. Like stated above they are usally always on top of the slide out but can be on the side but always inside the rig.
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On our 5ver(NuWay HitchHikerII) the lock is on the bottom outside of the larger slide. On ours it is a bolt-approx 5/8"- that you would put a nut on to hold it in while you travel. We have not used it because it has not moved while traveling.

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The answers you got are true SOME of the time but certainly not in all cases. Some trailers have built in locks that are actually a bolt that is placed in the slide from outside of the trailer. Some are on the awning side of the trailer and some are as others mention, bars that fit on the slide roof on the inside of the trailer. I have no idea where your particular model are located. It's ALWAYS a good idea to use slide locks so you get a water tight seal when towing in wet weather. There is little chance of a slide coming OUT and that's really not what they're designed to prevent but they keep the water out.


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Posted: 02/03/10 07:11pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My fiver has it's locks on top of the slides. They snap locked or unlocked and stay up there whether the slide is in or out. I forgot them once and it made a 70.00 mess. Now there are reminder notes on the slide switches.
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Hi, I had a 2004 Genesis GW270, and the slide "locks" were 2 aluminum bars with rubber ends that went between the slide and inner wall of the side. They just wedged in place but do work! DW forgot to remove then once and the gears skipped over 4 teeth of the rack. Luckily no damage but I had to have the slide realigned.

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There is little chance of a slide coming OUT


That was not true in our case

We had a '02 Alfa the had "traveling" slides All three would creep out while driving down the road. Put in a total of five new motors, one full set of gears and had 3 fires because of poor construction and inadequate components. After the third fire, I was going to let the beast burn to the ground

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wow I heard Alfa was a nice set up

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Sinterior wrote:

Hi, I had a 2004 Genesis GW270, and the slide "locks" were 2 aluminum bars with rubber ends that went between the slide and inner wall of the side. They just wedged in place but do work! DW forgot to remove then once and the gears skipped over 4 teeth of the rack. Luckily no damage but I had to have the slide realigned.


We have the same unit, Legacy/Genesis LW275 (04 model). Our slide lock was a bar with rubber ends.


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