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Old 06-24-2014, 05:31 PM   #1
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Slide maintenance.

Just another FYI.
Today we finished with our warranty work. One of the items were the slides. The tech was showing me how to lubricate the rubber seals on both the inside and outside of the slides. He said if you don't and the slide is either open or closed for too long the seals can stick and rip off. He did say not to lubricate the blades that swipe the water off because you want those to be firm. He also recommends lubing the tracks with every use.
Interesting thing they installed aluminum strips under the main slide so the rollers would put pressure on the aluminum and not dig into the wood. I thought it was a great idea.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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I'm interested about what you said about the aluminum strips under the rollers. Can you take pictures and post????
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:46 PM   #3
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Red face

It's getting dark and I'm doing this from my iPad. The pictures are upside down. I don't know why.
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Again upside down.
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:56 PM   #5
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It's getting dark and I'm doing this from my iPad. The pictures are upside down. I don't know why.
I may make a couple of those for my trailer
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Turn your iPad 180 degrees and try it.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:19 PM   #7
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Thanks, I got the idea. Will check my '13 Cruiser to see if I have them.
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Turn your iPad 180 degrees and try it.
I did, I even edited the picture and save it upside down and it still posted wrong. The pieces are about an 1/8" thick and 4" wide with stainless steel screws.
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Is there something special you are supposed to use to do the lubrication on the seals and the slide tracks? I would suspect some lubricants like WD40 might attract dirt and dust. Just curious.
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I did, I even edited the picture and save it upside down and it still posted wrong. The pieces are about an 1/8" thick and 4" wide with stainless steel screws.
let's see if using paint rotates it yes sir !
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They only put the strips were 2 rollers are ? What about the rest?
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let's see if using paint rotates it yes sir !

Nice job John. Now even I can understand it.

harley, maybe he only has two rollers?
That's all that's in mine.
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Just another FYI.
Today we finished with our warranty work. One of the items were the slides. The tech was showing me how to lubricate the rubber seals on both the inside and outside of the slides. He said if you don't and the slide is either open or closed for too long the seals can stick and rip off. He did say not to lubricate the blades that swipe the water off because you want those to be firm. He also recommends lubing the tracks with every use.
Interesting thing they installed aluminum strips under the main slide so the rollers would put pressure on the aluminum and not dig into the wood. I thought it was a great idea.

What did he say to use to lubricate the seals?
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That was my question too!
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I use this
http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...ditioner/21224
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That's what CW gave me to use on my slide. Figured if they rip or come off while using their product, it wasn't my fault.
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I am thinking a good tire protector should work just as well.
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This is the same thing he recommended.
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They only put the strips were 2 rollers are ? What about the rest?
There are three strips I could not get them all in frame.
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You mean we only have 3 rollers? Thought there would be more...
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