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Old 12-17-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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I use a Demco Aluminator tow bar with two shafts that retract. What, if any, lubrication should I use. I did try some silicone grease but it seemed to pick up the road grime and has become increasingly more difficult to retract.
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I use a Demco Aluminator tow bar with two shafts that retract. What, if any, lubrication should I use. I did try some silicone grease but it seemed to pick up the road grime and has become increasingly more difficult to retract.
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Old 12-17-2005, 04:32 PM   #3
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Hello Chris:

I use a Silicon Spray which does not attract as much dirt as grease does. (I perform this after a trip) It dries after sprayed on and I run the bars in and out an couple of times and wipe them down when I do this. I than re-spray the bars and store them until the next trip.

If you attend the FMCA Rally in Pomona in March, Demco should be their and they will service it for free.

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Old 12-17-2005, 09:11 PM   #4
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Bicycle shops sell chain lubricants formulated for the same condition (less attractive to dirt). They generally contain more wax than oil, and the best treatment methods rely on application, rub down, then allowing plenty of time to dry before use (as Dave suggests). They come in a handy squeeze bottle, like suntan lotion.
The other option I know of is Corrosion-X family of products. That's what I use on leveling rams, and for general purpose machine oil substitute. Again, apply, rub, wipe down to nearly dry.
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I too use a silicone lube after each trip, per the mfg. I also wash the retracting tubes monthly with Dawn soap and water to cut all the grease.

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