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Old 11-11-2020, 07:56 PM   #1
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Slide lube ?

Just wanted to see what is being used to lube the slides. I would think a dry lube would be used on the rails and gears . I also saw a bearing with a grease zert on the galley slide . Any recommendations on grease or dry lubes ?
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Lube

This is what we use. Was a little surprised to hear that you have a grease fitting on the slide. Where is it?

https://www.walmart.com/ip/3-IN-ONE-...BoCpxUQAvD_BwE
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Since we are on the slide subject. Driver side front slide is lower on one side than the other when coming in. Wants to scrath the floor. I see some bolt items outside near the rails. Can those be adjusted up or down for better clearance?
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I've never done it so I can't help. You can also call Ken at NH and get the info.
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On the galley I believe I saw a pillow block bearing with a grease zert on it . It’s been awhile since I looked but I think it is at the mid point lengthwise of the slide . I’m guessing it’s for support since it’s a big slide . There maybe one on the living room slide , I just don’t remember. I bought some dry Teflon spray, do you think the silicone would be better?
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I have always used three different products for slide lubrication:

1) Linear gears, round gears, and square tubes: Dupont Dry Teflon Spray. It works great. It used to be available at Lowes, but I haven't been able to find it for the past year or two. I'm sure it would be online. Likely any heavy duty dry lube or graphite would work well.

2) Shaft Bearings: I just use a couple drops of oil. I tried all sorts of dry lubes, but nothing stopped the squeaking except real oil.

3) Hydraulic Cylinder: Silicone spray lubricant. With slide fully extended, I clean the shiny part of the cylinder with a damp cloth or blue towel. Then spray silicone on it. Wait a few minutes and wipe off the excess. Same process is used for the Big Foot cylinders (I do them all at the same time).

After all is done, run the slide in and out a couple times to make sure the lube coats all surfaces. If there are still any squeaks, try again.
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Since we are on the slide subject. Driver side front slide is lower on one side than the other when coming in. Wants to scrath the floor. I see some bolt items outside near the rails. Can those be adjusted up or down for better clearance?
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Yes, there are adjustment bolts, and it sounds like yours might not be quite right. Ken could help you with that. Or there are how-to guides online if you want to do it yourself. But it is easy to screw it up badly if you don't totally understand what you're doing, so only attempt it if you are mechanically adept and after you do your research.
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Here is the lippert slide manual.
https://lci-support-doc.s3.amazonaws...cd_0001941.pdf
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Here is photos of the bearings that are on the living room and galley slides . I guess they help support the square tube shaft at about the midpoint of the slide width. As you can see one can be seen above the generator.
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