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Old 12-24-2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Just looking for advise on maintenance of steps and slideouts. In the past we have lubed the steps with Kwik Lube which was for that purpose but others recommend silicone spray. On the slideouts we are thinking of the foam spray made for the seals or silicone spray. On the slide metal parts we are thinking of using lithium grease. Any advise would be appreciated.
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I use the kwikee lube on the steps. Your slideout manual may answer your question there. I have Power Gear Electric and they don't want the rails lubed. I would not use anything that attracts dust and dirt.

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Just looking for advise on maintenance of steps and slideouts. In the past we have lubed the steps with Kwik Lube which was for that purpose but others recommend silicone spray. On the slideouts we are thinking of the foam spray made for the seals or silicone spray. On the slide metal parts we are thinking of using lithium grease. Any advise would be appreciated.
I would use a dry film lub if you use any thing. Grease will atract dirt.
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The Kwikee Lube is excellent, so I would continue to use that on the steps or anywhere else that needs lubrication with a film that doesn't attract dirt.

Your slideouts don't really need maintenance except to keep the mechanism clean. If you want to spray a dry film lube on the rack and pinion mechanism you may do so, but it isn't needed. If a hydraulic slide, don't apply lube to the rams, but you can wipe with ATF if you want to clean them.
A silicone preservative on the rubber parts doesn't hurt either, but again not really needed. The main thing is to inspect for loose rubber flaps and seals and re-attach any that are loose.
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Protect All makes a good slide out rubber seal treatment and slide out mechanism dry lube. Been using them both for years. I apply them once each spring and I'm good to go for the rest of the year.


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