Originally Posted by Dacotah
RV neophytes 2, do not use silicone or plumbers lube on the seals. Go to a RV supply place like Camping World and buy slide gasket lube spray....
I got the silicone spray idea from another forum; its use on rubber made sense, 'cause we lubed with it in the dive community.
ProtectAll Slide-Out lube is the product available at Camping World, and I'll certainly give it a try. My hunch is that it's silicone, delivered as a foam; but, the latter aspect might be what's needed.
I'll copy below yet another one. We'll see if anyone has given this other strategy a shot.
Meanwhile, I'll try the foam. Thanks!!
When we were at the Winnebago factory in Forest City, the tech there showed me his slide seal lubricator. You take a small zip lock bag, fill it with corn starch, then seal it and put it inside an old white sock. Tie the top of the sock closed, and poke a bunch of holes with a pin through the plastic bag inside. Then use the resulting powder puff to lube around seals on slides and doors. Store the powder puff in a larger zip lock bag. I keep mine under the stairs of my motor home for handy access.