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Old 03-18-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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Slide Lube

What is the best slide lubricant? Should I just add more or would you recommend that I take Varsol or break cleaner and clean the old off?
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My slides were manufactured by HWH. HWH secifically states NO LUBE. So, the answer will depend on who made your slide mechanisms
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My slides were manufactured by HWH. HWH secifically states NO LUBE. So, the answer will depend on who made your slide mechanisms
X2. Mine are Power Gear and they say not to lube.
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Wow! I just purchased some slide lube but haven't used it yet and now I am wondering if I even should considering what the last two posters commented. I have a 2008 Itasca Navion, will that except slide lube?
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Wow! I just purchased some slide lube but haven't used it yet and now I am wondering if I even should considering what the last two posters commented. I have a 2008 Itasca Navion, will that except slide lube?
Call Winnebsgo Customer Service or your Wine dealer and ask them. Then there will be no guess work
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Call Winnebsgo Customer Service or your Wine dealer and ask them. Then there will be no guess work
Will do. I certainly wouldn't want to do any harm to the slides if lubrication is not recommended.
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Looking through the Schwintek literature, it states no lubrication required, and lubrication may cause problems.

I would think that a dry lube, used sparingly, would be ok, but I'm not sure if it would be necessary.
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Looking through the Schwintek literature, it states no lubrication required, and lubrication may cause problems.

I would think that a dry lube, used sparingly, would be ok, but I'm not sure if it would be necessary.
Appears Lippert has changed their mind for the Schwintek system:

Schwintek In-Wall Slideout Mechanism / Lubricating Mechanisms on Winnebago Industries Motorhomes - YouTube
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Thanks so much for posting the link and the updated info!

Personally, I'd rather have to use a little lube now and then rather than just nothing. Seems like it would be better for the longevity of the system. I'm still a little aprehensive about the system....the older system on my 2002 Sunline never gave me a problem other than the ground wire coming off on one occasion. Then, you read about some of the troubles with the Schwintek system, but it seems the majority of problems relate to poor installation.
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My slides were manufactured by HWH. HWH secifically states NO LUBE. So, the answer will depend on who made your slide mechanisms

X2 mine also
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