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Old 09-27-2020, 10:11 PM   #1
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Arrow Rubber cable retainer grommets

Rubber cable retainer grommets. I finally ran out of my replacements. So I went to Lowe’s and found two options. One was a rubber cork, but the sizing of them were not right. So I went with a plastic rivet. I had to take my side cutter to trim it to make it fit. But it should last as it will not dry rot like the stock rubber retainers. I watch these as it sucks to have to fish, find a cable that has come out of the bracket and under the slides seals.
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Old 03-30-2021, 05:17 PM   #2
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Thanks Ryan! I kept finding broken rubber grommets on the ground by my MS and didn’t know where they were coming from. After seeing your post, I checked my bedroom slides and only 1 of the 8 cable attachments had a grommet remaining. I found the push rivets at Lowe’s and they worked great!
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Old 03-30-2021, 10:39 PM   #3
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Thanks Ryan! I kept finding broken rubber grommets on the ground by my MS and didn’t know where they were coming from. After seeing your post, I checked my bedroom slides and only 1 of the 8 cable attachments had a grommet remaining. I found the push rivets at Lowe’s and they worked great!
Glad to help. Glad the you caught it before the cable slipped out of the bracket and under the seals.
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Old 04-11-2021, 01:30 PM   #4
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A dab of Dexel works well too.
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Old 04-11-2021, 03:25 PM   #5
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I just went and looked. Mine are all there and painted over, maybe that helps with the dry rot.

But I did see one cable has moved towards the grommet, something else to keep watch on.

And pick up the rivets for the toolbox.
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:07 PM   #6
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replaced all on our coach with 1/4-20 x 3/8 carriage bolt w/ nylox nut !!!
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Old 04-11-2021, 11:56 PM   #7
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replaced all on our coach with 1/4-20 x 3/8 carriage bolt w/ nylox nut !!!
I thought about doing it that way, but it is really tight behind that bracket that retains the cable.
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Old 04-12-2021, 12:59 AM   #8
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I thought about doing it that way, but it is really tight behind that bracket that retains the cable.

Tony did the bolt/nut setup.
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:03 AM   #9
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Dang just looked at mine and all four are missing.

Now what do I do????? Plastic insert or bolt, HMMMMMMM.
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:16 AM   #10
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Dang just looked at mine and all four are missing.

Now what do I do????? Plastic insert or bolt, HMMMMMMM.
What ever floats your boat I guess. 🙄
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Old 04-12-2021, 04:23 AM   #11
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Wait a minute, you said that you did the nut and bolt one? So did you lose you nuts and bolts? 🙄
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Old 04-12-2021, 01:36 PM   #12
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Wait a minute, you said that you did the nut and bolt one? So did you lose you nuts and bolts? 🙄
I am confused now!
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:36 AM   #13
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I am confused now!
I thought you did the nut and bolt set up. LOL But you said Tony did it. I think my glasses were dirty. My bad. Just do the plastic rivets.
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Old 04-14-2021, 01:00 AM   #14
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I've been so fortunate...


...our Mobile Suites is a 2010, so it has the hydraulic slides instead of cables.

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Old 04-14-2021, 05:32 PM   #15
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Was planning to go the carriage bolt route but the shortest they had was 1" so I started looking at door panel push in rivets. This fits well but could be a bit tighter so I will dab a small amount of "The right Stuff" behind the head.

Head is 3/4" and ribs 5/16" diameter.

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Old 04-15-2021, 06:19 AM   #16
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Was planning to go the carriage bolt route but the shortest they had was 1" so I started looking at door panel push in rivets. This fits well but could be a bit tighter so I will dab a small amount of "The right Stuff" behind the head.

Head is 3/4" and ribs 5/16" diameter.

I looked at the Christmas tree push pins and the were either to small or big. I measure the hole I needed to plug and came up with those rivets.
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