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7 Advantages For Cable Slides

Like every innovation in anything RV, the “lucky” early adopters help the manufacturers work the bugs out of the new systems.
Cable slides have been around since the mid 2000’s and we learned pretty quickly that they weren’t going to stand up for use on big heavy slides. In fact, they quickly became a feature you didn’t want on your new RV.

But that was then and this is now. Cable slides are now pretty much trouble-free. So here’s the scoop on Cable Slides.

IMAG2598 *they’re light; The mechanism weighs about 40 pounds per slide. Compare that to hydraulic or rack and pinion systems

*they’re strong; each cable has a load capacity of 2,000 pounds. That’s way more than all but the largest slides would weigh. These same cables are used in airplanes and elevators

*there are no mechanisms going through the frame leaving the RV manufacturer more room for bigger tanks etc.there is constant pressure on the cables so the slides won’t walk in or out
*they never need adjustment

*the system provides 4 pressure points when sealing in or out

*there’s no risk of hydraulic leaks or stripped gears

I have absolutely no problem recommending the new cable slides.

2 Responses to “7 Advantages For Cable Slides”

  1. I have a new 2013 Montana 3725RL and the bedroom slide is cable operated, this little article makes me feel much better!

    Thanks,

    Erik
    http://eriksrantz.blogspot.com/

  2. Cables are absolutely perfect for slides of that size. I’m guessing it is all good. Thanks for the read.

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