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Old 04-17-2015, 04:35 PM   #1
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Slide out maintenance

We are new camper owners and aren't sure what is all required for slide out maintenance, as well as what brand/type of lubricants other owners prefer or use?
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Old 04-17-2015, 05:24 PM   #2
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Here's an article that may help you. Slide lubrication
Any product that a rv dealer sells will work. Even WalMart stocks products for slide maintenance. Some on the forum have their own personal preference. The most important thing is to do your maintenance on a regular basis.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:50 AM   #3
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This is from the Lippert slideout manual:

It is recommended that when operating in harsh environments (road salt, ice build up, etc) the moving parts be kept clean. They can be washed with mild soap and water. No grease or lubrication is necessary and in some situations may be detrimental to the environment and long term dependability of the system.
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This is from the Lippert slideout manual:

It is recommended that when operating in harsh environments (road salt, ice build up, etc) the moving parts be kept clean. They can be washed with mild soap and water. No grease or lubrication is necessary and in some situations may be detrimental to the environment and long term dependability of the system.

What system are they referring to?
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What system are they referring to?
This is for the "non-Schwintek". It is from the "through the frame" gear drive slides.
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Old 04-03-2017, 10:07 AM   #6
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Also new to the forum. We have a 2015 Cruiser with 4 slides. Exactly which parts of the slide mechanism should I use the dry lube on?
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:55 PM   #7
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With the slide out, I apply a little white grease (water resistant) on the teeth of the bars. Armorall on rubber weather flaps to keep soft. Usually twice a yr. Has worked for 6 yrs so far.
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I use the dry spray lube. Problem I've had in the past with grease (especially when camping at the beach), is blown sand sticks to grease so bad. Grease in my opinion is better than the dry spray but at least with the spray I don't have the stick on mess. Just my 2 cents.
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I prefer dry lube on the gears. As someone else said, any kind of grease can pick up dirt, sand or grime which you won't get with the dry lube.

The rubber gaskets need to be kept soft so they move with the slide. There are different products for the rubber gaskets. Make sure you use a product that is safe for rubber. The roof of the slide room is likely rubber, so you don't want anything that will break down the gaskets or the roof of the slide. Anything too greasy is going to get on the slide walls and roof and collect dirt.

I saw a video on YouTube where a guy used baby powder on the slide gaskets and had been for years with great success. There are as many opinions as there are products. It's about finding what works for you.
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Old 04-03-2017, 09:45 PM   #10
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Furniture polish. ( endust, pledge)
Spray wax. On the rubber. Works geat
Recommend buy lippert.
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