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Old 04-13-2005, 07:54 PM   #1
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OK Guys...needs your ideas.

My 1yr 9mo old fiver has a living room/ dinette slide that's getting kinda sluggish. I have never lubricated the slide bar underneath or the concealed gears etc on the electric mechanism that operates it.

Iam preping for this summer and operating it without the dual batteries installed right now (i.e. just running off the A.C. system)

I would appreciate any and all advice and experiences on what to lube or not, and what lubes work best.

Thanks, and Happy camping to all this summer
Joe
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Old 04-13-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
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OK Guys...needs your ideas.

My 1yr 9mo old fiver has a living room/ dinette slide that's getting kinda sluggish. I have never lubricated the slide bar underneath or the concealed gears etc on the electric mechanism that operates it.

Iam preping for this summer and operating it without the dual batteries installed right now (i.e. just running off the A.C. system)

I would appreciate any and all advice and experiences on what to lube or not, and what lubes work best.

Thanks, and Happy camping to all this summer
Joe
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...clean the slides with a thinner and lubericate with a silicone product that drys and is still slippery.....grease and alike attract dirt and bind up....'specially sandy enviros......geofkaye
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Old 04-15-2005, 06:59 PM   #4
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The slideout on our 5th wheel became sluggish on our last trip. My husband had kept the gears lubricated, so was puzzled. A friend advised him to make sure both trailer batteries were connected and fully charged, and even when hooked up to AC, the slideout pulls some power from the batteries. Sure enough, our batteries were down a bit. He charged them up, and the slideout worked like it used to. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-15-2005, 07:11 PM   #5
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Our slide was sluggish and we learned that the cellanoid (sp?) was going bad. They can be damaged if the batteries are not fully charged when operating the slide.

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Old 04-16-2005, 09:00 PM   #6
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After inspecting the slide ways and gears get yourself come AMSOIL MP Heavy Duty Metal Protector. This stuff may cost a bit but it works great on this type of application. Also plug in your batteries because the motors need the extra amps that are drawn from there
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:11 PM   #7
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Installed my 2 fully charged batteries and it made a big difference. The slides work almost as good as new now. I will have to remember that damaged solenoid fix for down the road

Thanx all for your advice.

Happy Campin this summer
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Old 04-20-2005, 06:00 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by MojaveJoe:
Iam preping for this summer and operating it without the dual batteries installed right now (i.e. just running off the A.C. system)
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I'm suprised that it hasn't blown the breaker running the slide without your batteries hooked up. Most AC to 12v DC converters can't provide enough current under load to drive the slide mechanism.

Is the slide still sluggish when you have the batteries connected?
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In addition to Wes's comments, most converters do not produce clean DC. They use the batteries as a capacitor to smooth out the voltage. Most converter literature states not to use them without a battery connected.
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