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Old 04-28-2011, 02:35 PM   #1
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That plastic bow thing.....

Alright, I admit, I don't know what it's called, but it's that plastic bow thing under the living room slide that's outside and holds a couple of wires in place as the slide opens and closes. Well, ours snapped today when we opened up the slide. I duct taped it together just to hold it up for now. I looked on the road side and saw that the opposite slide was already duct taped from previous owner. My question is, anybody know what it's called and where I can buy a replacement or two? Thanks, D
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:42 PM   #2
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I and others have used hinges to put that bow thing back together. Yep I don't know what to call it either. After you put it back together you won't care either because it fixed. I don't have pics but someone will.
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Old 04-28-2011, 02:44 PM   #3
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Thanks D & D....great idea!
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:14 PM   #4
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Here's a thread about how I fixed my wire hanger... http://www.montanaowners.com/forums/...ad.php?t=43333
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:21 PM   #5
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Sweet!!!! Longstanding, and cheaply made at that!
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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Dino I have been meaning to fix one of mine. It broke and I drilled three 1/4" holes in each side and put 3- 1/4" tie wraps to make a temp hinge that was in 07 I think when it brakes again I will fix it right I guess!! LOL
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:27 PM   #7
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I used a 4 X 4 galvanized gate hinge and did the same (I used self tapping #8 screws on the frame part and 1/4 X 20 bolts, lock washers and nuts against the plastic part). BTW: I think it's called a "Wire Loom".
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:29 PM   #8
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I say thank goodness for great ideas and easy fixin's!
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Old 04-28-2011, 03:38 PM   #9
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I bought the gate hinges a few years ago when there was a rash of these breaking. I figured I'd just keep the hinges around until needed. So far we've still not broken one of those looms, or whatever they're called. I suppose one of these days it will happen but so far it has not. I probably just sealed the fate of our looms.
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Old 04-28-2011, 04:38 PM   #10
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Yet another gate hinge holding the wire loom together here. A popular fix at one time. Montana claimed they changed the design of the loom in newer models to solve this problem. Apparently 2008 wasn't it.
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Old 04-29-2011, 10:11 AM   #11
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Steve, just buying the hinges keeps the loom from breaking!! If you hadn't have bought them-they would have broken in a heart beat!!
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Aha. I thus need to invest in many more solutions for problems I therefore will no longer have. Thanks for the advice!
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Greetings, trlrboy, do you remember where you got those heavy duty hinges? I have bought many hinges in the past but do not remember any shaped like that. Or,,,, did you get a T hinge and just cut and modify it yourself? Thanks
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Greetings, trlrboy, do you remember where you got those heavy duty hinges?
I bought them at Lowes. They had them near where they sell the outdoor gate equipment and they are either stainless or galvanized, I don't remember which.
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