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Old 04-19-2013, 08:23 AM   #1
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Lubrication of Slide Seals

What kind of Lubrication is best for slide seals and slide rails?
I have had problems with slides extending and retracting. They have
been making a popping and cracking noise. Any help would be
appreciated.

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Old 04-19-2013, 08:28 AM   #2
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I'd think any OTS rubber seal conditioner would work. CW sells one. You should probably call the RV mfgr. about the recommended slide lubricant.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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I use baby powder.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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I use silicon spray about every month on all slide seals and door rubber seals. When I sold my 2005 tt last year they (seals and rubber) looked brand new.

One trick is to getting the lube into the backside of the slide seal. I'll just hold the seal flap back and spray onto my fingers getting some of it onto the backside.
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Like Lit said, Powder, see Slide Adjustment????
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:06 PM   #6
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There's a video on baby powder. Sprinkle so on a towel and rub it on. Wipe it with a clean towel. I guess you could use talc.
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I've heard people saying that Protect All slide dry lube is pretty good. That's what I'm about to get for our new TT with slide. It's readily available at lots of places too. Wants to be a dry lube so dirt and stuff won't stick to it.

Protect All - Product Catalog - Slide-Out Care
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:22 PM   #8
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That's pathetic. Big red BUY in the right corner.

My guess is baby powder or talc is a lot cheaper and works just as good.
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I use this Thetford Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner. Can be found at CW. Stuff works great on any of your rubber, doors, windows, etc.

Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner - Thetford 32778 - Slideouts & Storage Bays - Camping World
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:14 PM   #10
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I use 303 protectant. But i dont think any lube on the seals is gonna stop the noise you mentioned.
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