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Old 05-10-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hydraulic Slides "sticking" ??

Last week I mentioned that one of my LR slides came in quite sluggishly. I thought it was low house batts. BTW, I assume that everyone's kitchen slide looks like it's going pitch over and fall when it starts moving; quite unnerving the first couple of time I ran it in.

Anyhow, I now find that it runs slowly even with fully charged batts.

Anyone else had this happen?? I know there are grease fittings on the rotating shaft down in the mother-in-law suite. But I don't know if there are any other things that might need to be lubed down there.

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Old 05-10-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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A friend of mine had this issue and was told to clean and lubricate the seals around the slide. He poo-poohed the idea but did it anyway. He was amazed that it made a big difference.
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:59 PM   #3
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Yeah.... I hate the heck out of how the kitchen slide opens.... You have to start then pause and let it settle Dow and then finish opening it.... It's the only slide i put a slide-loc on ....
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:56 PM   #4
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A friend of mine had this issue and was told to clean and lubricate the seals around the slide. He poo-poohed the idea but did it anyway. He was amazed that it made a big difference.
Will try that as soon as it quits raining!!

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Old 05-11-2014, 03:32 PM   #5
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Yeah.... I hate the heck out of how the kitchen slide opens.... You have to start then pause and let it settle Dow and then finish opening it.... It's the only slide i put a slide-loc on ....
The other day I noticed both my kitchen & dining room had eased out a bit. Guess it'll be slide locks for both 'em.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:14 PM   #6
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Hi Gotta
If your slides are starting to creep out, the bad news it will probably get worse. On mine I finanally had to have the anti-creep valve changed along with the hydralic cylindar. Make sure you travel with your safety bars as mine started to creep out as I was driving. I had to stop every 15 miles to bring it back in.
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Old 05-11-2014, 04:36 PM   #7
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What did he lubricate the seals with. One of my slides wouldn't move today. The motor was running but it wouldn't move. I went out side and noticed the rubber seals had folder in and part of it was twisted the other way. Fixed it and it opened fine so I can definitely see how they'd slow the slide or stop it from moving.
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Manufacturer of our old TT (Jayco) said to use silicone spray lube. I gave all of the slide out seals a good coating after de-winterizing each February. Never had an issue. I plan on doing the same with the new Rockwood.
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:01 PM   #9
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Old 05-11-2014, 05:06 PM   #10
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Baby powder works well. I just put it on an old sock and rub it into the seals. As a "dry" lubrucant it does not build up dirt and make a sticky mess let using liquid spray silicone.
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