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Old 06-23-2020, 04:14 PM   #1
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Grease landing gear?

Ok to grease the gear screws, or would that cause it to slip after they are down?
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A gear screw shouldn't slip , but if it's exposed to road grime , the grease will collect the grime and that grime can wind into the threads and jam up the screw.
A shot of WD-40 before use on exposed threads.
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Sounds good, thanks!
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WD40 will also attract lota of dirt ans road grime. Instead use silicone spray.
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Old 06-23-2020, 05:38 PM   #5
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What I always liked on our boat trailer landing gear was motorcycle chain lube. Sprays on as a liquid, penetrates then sets up to a light grease consistency.
Didnt seem to attract much dirt and made a marked difference in the smoothness of the screw jack.

WD40 is utter garbage for a lubricant.
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WD40 will also attract lota of dirt ans road grime. Instead use silicone spray.
Good point, and even better I already have some, thanks!

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What I always liked on our boat trailer landing gear was motorcycle chain lube. Sprays on as a liquid, penetrates then sets up to a light grease consistency.
Didnt seem to attract much dirt and made a marked difference in the smoothness of the screw jack.

WD40 is utter garbage for a lubricant.
Makes sense, I have a lot of chain lube.

Appreciate everyone's advice!
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Yup chain lube or chain wax even better. Anything else seems to either attract grime or too much lube they do sometimes have a tendency to back off, from what Iíve experienced on mine anyways.
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Use TriFlow. WD40 is not a lubricant. Lots of people think it is but its a cleaner. Do the research.
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It would interesting to see what the mfg. Recommendes.
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