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Old 06-09-2014, 01:08 PM   #1
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How often do you lube slide out?

How often am I suppose to lube the slider rail? As you can see in the pic, it's just a single rail on a rather small slide-out.



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Old 06-09-2014, 01:21 PM   #2
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IF I remember to do so, every time we go on a trip. I don't use a petroleum based lube, but a food grade 'dry' silicone spray made by CRC and easily found at Fastenal stores. $13 a can, but a good lube with no grease or residue to attract dirt and grime and I also use it on the slide seals and gaskets.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:49 PM   #3
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I have a can of the CAMCO "Slide Out Lube and Protectant". It does contain petroleum, but it's suppose to leave a non-greasy residue.
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Old 06-09-2014, 02:17 PM   #4
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Copied from my 2012 JayFlight Owner Manual...

"Your slideout system has been designed to
require very little maintenance. To ensure a
long life of your slideout system, read,
understand and follow these simple
instructions. This system contains a pre-lubed
bearing that is lubricated when the room is
moved in and out. Do not spray oil or grease
on the rails while the room is extended."

I have never lubed the slide system.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:27 PM   #5
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Copied from my 2012 JayFlight Owner Manual...

"Your slideout system has been designed to
require very little maintenance. To ensure a
long life of your slideout system, read,
understand and follow these simple
instructions. This system contains a pre-lubed
bearing that is lubricated when the room is
moved in and out. Do not spray oil or grease
on the rails while the room is extended."

I have never lubed the slide system.
Thanks for posting. Surprisingly, I found that exact same thing in my 2008 manual. Dang, I need to read the manual more often. I will stop spraying mine.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:05 PM   #6
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I like that kind of maintenance direction......don't do it, according to the maint. manual.
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Old 06-09-2014, 08:49 PM   #7
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ok I was not going to say anything. But you walked into that one.

IS THAT NOT A GUY THING,BUILD FRIST THEN READ INSTRUCTIONS
Sorry but I had too.
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Thanks for the reminder Clubhouse.
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Old 06-10-2014, 06:14 AM   #9
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Ok guys and gals while we're on the subject of keeping things lubed do any of you spray the slideout weather stripping with silicone to keep it soft and flexible?
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:33 AM   #10
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Yes I do, When the trailer goes in for the water line, I will get them to do it, I am just to short even with a Ladder and brush to get under the awning of the slide.
The sides I can handle.
I keep a can of spray in the trailer.

My Frist time out with the trailer on my own, last year May long weekend coming home
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