Originally Posted by jdorant
in my 2013 whitehawk manual, it says not to lube. I think I will anyways... just be careful when you do... use cardboard and slide it above the rails and below the floor of the slide. Any lube that gets sprayed onto the floor above the rails will be on your inside carpet the next time you slide it in.
You might be correct in your statement about not lubing the slide in the Whitehawk. From what I know the Whitehawk slide is completely different then the X213. I believe the Whitehawk is more of a conventional side slide out, floor to ceiling type unit. I would really be careful in lubing this type of unit because of the carpet issue. The X213 is a little bit of a different beast. (it really is a beast of a slide) It is suspended off of the floor and doesn't have contact with any carpet. With that being said 213 owners still have to be mindful of excess lube dripping/rubing onto the sofa and or dinette. After dealing with this issue for almost 3 seasons, the Jayco Dealer has advised me that routine lubrication is going to have to happen if I want to have this unit function properly. I don't go crazy with lube, but I do keep up with the maintenance.
On a side note, I really like the looks of that Whitehawk, maybe I should look at an upgrade.