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Old 10-29-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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Slide Lubrication

I may have ask this once before, may not have? I'm sure in digging on the forum there could be an answer but..........

Exactly what do you lubricate when you lubricate your slides?
I've read where you are not suppose to lubricate the slide rollers but what else is there?
I do wipe down all the rubber gaskets that make the seal, but I think the slides are in need of a little lubrication,,,,somewhere!
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I lube the rack and gears that is located under the slideout with a dry lube. My dealer's tech recommended that it be done a couple times a year, so I do it spring and fall.
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I lubed mine with a dry lube also. I didn't notice any improvement but I am sure it is doing some good.
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What is "dry lube" and who/where to get?

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Camping World has one. Here is a link.
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The "rack" of a rack and pinion slideout gear doesn't really need any lubrication. It does not move a high speeds or very often, so a lubricant is a waste of effort. if you feel you must, get a "dry" silicone spray lube.

If you have a hydraulic slide mechanism there are a couple of pivot points that need an occasional drop of oil. I would use a spray lube such as the Kwik-ee Lube made for the entry steps, Excellent stuff that won't attract dirt.
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Finding the slide drives??

I have a '99 pace arrow, I can't find the slide drive gears or whatever. Every thing seems to be enclosed and sealed.
Camping World wants $400.00 to spray lubrication. I can buy the stuff for about $5.00 and if I could locate the point I could do it myself(I think)
Does anyone know where I can access the place to lub.?????
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WOW and double WOW!!!!! $400 to spray some lube, they have got to be crazy!!!
We were at Decatur with slide noise and the techs spray lubed the slides in about 10 minutes. Very quiet now. I asked the tech where he sprayed and he stated to push the rubber seals out of the way and you can see the gears.
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You can get dry "slideout" lub at Walmart.
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Gears and guide rails, get lubed a couple of times a year, G
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