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Old 09-19-2016, 06:05 AM   #1
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slide maintenance

Wondering what everyone's habits are for maintaining proper slide operation. We have had our Jay Flight 28RBDS for almost a year - this weekend while running the slide in and out we noticed a slight rumbling feel and noise. The trailer was level at the time.
Is that pretty much normal? We're getting ready to order a can of slide lubricant and seal conditioner...

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:25 AM   #2
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We have always kept the slide sidings waxed and the seals coated with Slide Seal Lube.

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Old 09-19-2016, 08:31 AM   #3
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I have not done any real maintenance on my slide. Mine is electric, and I do not have an awning topper. I just treat the seals and make sure the roof is kept clean. My electric slide out does have a rumble to it.

If I had a hydraulic system, I would expect you would need to complete maintenance on the hydraulic system.
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Old 09-19-2016, 08:36 AM   #4
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You probably need some dry silicone lube on the tubes. Besure it's a dry lube so it doesn't collect dust and dirt
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:59 AM   #5
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I am curious about this also. I thought I needed to apply a dry silicone to the slide mechanism, but reading owners manual, it states the slide mechanism needs no lubricant.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:08 PM   #6
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Slide Maintenance

I was wondering the same.
Other online help sites recommend yearly clean and lube. Owners manual says no need for maintenance?
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:16 PM   #7
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I sprayed seal protectant on my seals last weekend just to keep them soft. My manual says the 'rack and pinion' stuff can be left alone, but I put a very light coat of spray lube designed for that on them as well. I can find a link if anyone is interested, but it's just basic RV lubes you can find on amazon. I'd be a little careful about spraying the rack that your slide runs over, if they say it's not needed at all, a super light film is probably all you need... my OCD dictates that I need it even though I supposedly don't, just go easy.

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