Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2018, 11:06 AM   #1
New Camper
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: GA
Posts: 2
Slide out question

We have a 2017 Z1 Crossroads Camper. How and what type of lube do we need to lubricate the slide out with? Is there any other maintenance that we need to do besides lubrication?

Thank You
Deerhunter75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 12:58 PM   #2
Site Team
mark5w's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 4,929
What type of slide is it. Hydraulic, cables, Schwintec?
Mark & Susan
Lehighton, Pennsylvania

'13 Cruiser Patriot 335SS - '13 Ford F150 SCREW - PullRite Superslide - Roadmaster Active Suspension
Member - "Northeast Adventures RV Rally Group" & "Mason-Dixon Bunch"
mark5w is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 04:14 PM   #3
New Camper
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: GA
Posts: 2
How can you tell the difference? It is making a loud squeal and creaking noises.
Deerhunter75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2018, 04:39 PM   #4
Full Time Camper
harley's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Belle River , Ontario
Posts: 1,702
It is a 2017 so not the schwintec but a bal cable.
Maybe look at bal website to see where to lube . Could also be a factory screw up bu mis aligning the slide??

It was a rainy few days at Algonquin Prov park...tarps kept us dry.
Wayne --Belle River (Windsor), Ontario
2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 25RB..
2015 White Chev Silverado 2500HD 4x4 (6.0 l gasser)
2003 Mountain Star 890SBRX Truck Camper
harley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2018, 06:29 AM   #5
Weekend Camper
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 61
I use a dry silicon spray. You can get it at a big box store.
I spray the rails, gear rack, and the alignment tubes. I have an issue with vibration and squeal while the slide is coming back inward. The alignment tubes rub the receiving tube and cause this issue.
Some here say do not use lubricant however the dealers do use the dry lubricant on the slide tubes.
2017 Rezerve 32SB
2008 Ram 3500 DWD
Wildasindrive is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2018, 12:19 PM   #6
Full Time Camper
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2,457
I would use a dry graphite on my Pull-Rite hitch you might want to try...The product is called "Slip Plate" Graphite Lubricant...Aerosol can goes on totally dry...No mess...

Their web site is:
Phone numbers: 800-325-0337 or 312-559-2999
Rosie & Tommy
Coatesville Pa.
2017 Ford F350 Lariat Power Stoke DW
2013 Cruiser Patriot 305 SKP

In God We Trust
A proud member of the one percent...Semper Fi
sleepyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2018, 12:32 PM   #7
Site Team
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: mo
Posts: 894
I use the slide out lube from Walmart. It is in the rv section by the automotive supplies.
2005 Cruiser 29CK
2008 GMC 2500hd 4x4
Crew cab Long bed 6.0 gas
4.10 gear ratio
dagst1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2018, 06:27 PM   #8
New Camper
zipper1's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: MA.
Posts: 1
I am with sleepyT on the use of Slip-Plate, been using since Pull Rite suggested using it on there 5th wheel sliders years ago.

2000 All American 5032RK
2002 GMC 2500HD Ext Cab, Duramax/Allison
Firestone Ride-Rite air springs, Totally Amsoil
PullRite Super Glide 16k, 3-250W Kyocera KD250GX,
2- Odyssey 31M-PC2150T, TS-MPPT-60, TS-RM-2
Tri-metric TM-205-RV, Vanner VLT 12-2000
zipper1 is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Crossroads RV or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:59 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.