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Old 08-03-2013, 10:27 AM   #1
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Lubing our 5th wheels!

Lubing our 5th wheels!
I'M asking about what you us, on slides, steps, big foot,
axles, shackles and any thing else you us.
And how often you us them?
Teflon Silicon Lubricant
100% silicone spray

What type sealant do you use. I'M going to re-chalk a couple
of area(I'M not using chalking), but what should I us?
I need a darker color or will clear work?

Thanks every one, I did a search but it only showed
motor homes so I'M asking hear. Thanks every one.
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I use a product called Tri Flow on slide screws, step hinges, awning arms door locks etc. It is a dry lube with Teflon. I've had an aerosol can for years, I tried to find it on their website and couldn't find the aerosol can, just small 2 oz bottles. WD 40 people also make a dry lube product, probably works as good as any other dry lube produce but I haven't tried it.
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on your slide mechanism you want to use a lube that does not attract dirt. RV dealers carry such a product. I use WD-40 on most everything else.
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I use a product called Tri Flow on slide screws, step hinges, awning arms door locks etc. It is a dry lube with Teflon. I've had an aerosol can for years, I tried to find it on their website and couldn't find the aerosol can, just small 2 oz bottles. WD 40 people also make a dry lube product, probably works as good as any other dry lube produce but I haven't tried it.
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I do use DW40 it's also good to put on areas to keep ants out of rv, power cord water hose. Ants won't go over it. Martin Creek Texas State Park has the worst ant problem, there coming, not if they get in, they will. Unless you bring a gallon of ant spray and spray every thing that touches the ground..
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Also I heard putting baby powder on your seals, helps them not to stick.
Seems you still should have some treatment.

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I installed wet bolt spring shackles. Also drilled a hole in my front legs up high so I could squirt a little motor oil onto the screw parts once a year. Just put aluminum tape over the hole. To much oil runs out onto the foot but cleans up easily. Easier than replacing a jack leg because the screw gets galled.
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Just a note on greasing the wheels. Mine are Dexter ez-lube. It was news to me and now I realize very important that when you lube them (it is fairly easy) the hard part is getting the tire jacked up and in the clear before lubing - so you can turn it while lubing. I am told by Dexter this is essential. I paid a local mechanic to come down and lube mine for $40.

I have cable slides and appreciate the above posts on what to use.
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Lumber yards now sell a caulking tube that may be tinted with any color paint you wish, I forgot the brand name though. Without that brand name I could not research it to determine if it is compatible with RV use. I will not use any type caulking containing silicone on/in our RV. It does not adhere well to the very smooth surfaces (gel-coat) on RV's over time. When removed, it leaves a residual film that nothing else will adhere to, not even new silicone.
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