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Old 12-16-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Slide lube

What lube to use on the long geared bar on bedroom slide?
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Tech at the RV service center told me to use a "dry" lube. He said to use alight spray too much is not bettet.The wet oily stuff attracts dust and dirt. I found a dry lube at Auto zone in a spray can.
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When we had the fifth wheel with gear drive slides we were told to use nothing by the manufacturer. As seldom as a slide is operated and the real lack of any substantial loading on the gears means lubrication is not required and would only collect dirt. And dirt would really be the worst thing to happen.
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Old 12-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #4
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I use a silicone based grease, just enough to control corrosion.
I haven't found it to get that dirty.
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:58 PM   #5
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I too use a dry molybdenum spray to lube slide, jacks, and anything exposed to the environment. The spray goes on wet (the carrier), and when it dries it leaves the molybdenum coating. If you get on your skin it must wear-off, on your clothes-it's permanent, on metal it lasts for months. It is black so you know by sight when it wears off and it's time to re-spray.

"get that dirty". Oil or grease attracts dirt and road grit. Together they make a crude grinding compound.
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I use this

At local hardware stores and auto parts stores.
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As to getting that dirty in my previous post. My slide gears are
not exposed to the elements and fully contained within the
basement when driving. They do not get dirty, and the silicone
grease works fine for me.
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slide lube

Thank you to all who replied. Dry lube makes a lot of sense.
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