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Old 05-11-2005, 06:31 PM   #1
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Slideout Lube

I thought about using grease but whoudnt the dirt & grime stick to it from gravel roads? My owners manual doesn't say anything at all about maintenance on the slide.
Would silicone spray be enough of a lube?
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:51 PM   #2
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asked the same question in another forum and the "spray can" type lubricant seemed to be the most popular answer. do stay away from the traditional grease
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Old 05-11-2005, 11:52 PM   #3
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asked the same question in another forum and the "spray can" type lubricant seemed to be the most popular answer. do stay away from the traditional grease
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Old 05-12-2005, 07:05 AM   #4
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Check your owners manual. Some say no lube.
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:28 AM   #5
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On my rig, when the slides are IN, the rails and mechanisms are not exposed so I would think that using a good grease should work just fine..
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Old 05-12-2005, 11:22 AM   #6
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I would highly recommend a dry Teflon lube. You spray it on and after a few minutes it dries to a white film. Using any kind of moist grease will attract dirt and dust. I guarantee you will have dirty grease in a matter of days on the road. I use Teflon on my slide gears and arms. Every few months I wipe it down and put on a new coat. I have never had any problems or squeaks.

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Old 05-16-2005, 08:03 PM   #7
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My friends and I use a silicone spray about once a month . Seems to work well, and we use it on our seals around the slideout also. I tend to think that the grease will pick up a lot of dirt also.
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Old 05-24-2005, 04:39 PM   #8
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My RV dealer recommends silicone spray only.
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:18 PM   #9
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I use "slide lube" that I got from the dealer, keeps it quiet. Cost about $10, lasts awhile. Also use it on the rear stab jacks and door steps.
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Old 06-01-2005, 09:04 PM   #10
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I use a plain old wax candle to rub a thin coating of parafin in the slide mechanism. It stays on pretty well and doesn't collect grit.
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