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Old 06-01-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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Slide Grease

I did a search and didn't find my answer. I was reviewing PM on my coach and found grease zerts on the slides. I never noticed them and after two years I would guess they are do for a little attention. What grease do you use? I would think just a all purpose grease would work. I will have to go buy a new grease gun and grease because my two are packed someplace in our 10x20 storage area.



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Old 06-01-2014, 02:33 PM   #2
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Found those last week too. Haven't done anything and will wait until we get home. Will be interested in what to use also. Wonder what else I'm missing for maintenance?
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Old 06-01-2014, 02:45 PM   #3
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I just bought some Moly-Lithium grease and a gun. We will see how it goes. Most likely over kill. Does anyone know if there are zerts inside like under the bed?



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Old 06-01-2014, 03:22 PM   #4
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Oh my!

No grease on the slide mechanism please. Use a good dry lube.
Grease will attract dirt causing excessive wear and it most certainly dirty the bottom of your slide and ruin your carpet.

Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant - Protect All

I guess if there are Zerks, grease is OK in your slide.
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Old 06-01-2014, 03:52 PM   #5
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No what I'm talking about are in side the basement on the hydraulic slides. I had never seen them until this week. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-01-2014, 03:56 PM   #6
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No what I'm talking about are in side the basement on the hydraulic slides. I had never seen them until this week. Attachment 54039
You are right. That bearing needs to be greased. I was thinking more along the lines of the ball jack, and rack and pinion types.
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:23 PM   #7
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There is three on each side. I haven't seen any on the back slides yet. They were a bit dry. I can't get on the front drivers side in the LP bay. I will need my grinder to remove some of the frame to get it on.



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Old 06-01-2014, 04:30 PM   #8
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Grinder???? Remove part of frame??? Are you sure that's a good idea???
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Old 06-01-2014, 04:34 PM   #9
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Not the MH frame just one of the angle iron frame that holds the basement together. That doesn't sound much better does it. I will have to grind part if it or it can't be greased. A little at a time and it will be ok. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-01-2014, 04:35 PM   #10
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As you can see it's very rusty. I will order the protect all and spray it down but I need to get grease in that bearing.



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Old 06-01-2014, 04:46 PM   #11
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Hammer worked just bent it over a bit and all greased. Any one else miss this PM?



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Old 06-01-2014, 05:09 PM   #12
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Going to do ours when we get home next week. They never have been done that we know of, didn't even know they were there. Thanks Phil for the heads up.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:17 PM   #13
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Thanks. I'll check mine and everything else that moves.

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Old 06-01-2014, 05:25 PM   #14
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Well I feel better that I'm not the only one. I couldn't believe I missed them all this time. Hopefully no harm done.



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Phil,
I greased them when I had my '08 coach. That one in the LP bay was a real bi**ch. I had to replace several of the zirk fittings on mine because they wouldn't take the grease. I guess I will need to start looking at my '14 soon as well.
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Hammer worked just bent it over a bit and all greased. Any one else miss this PM?
45° fitting would work also.
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Old 06-02-2014, 08:33 AM   #17
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OC that would work. I didn't have one but I had a hammer. Now it works.LOL. They should have put one there. It really didn't take much. 5or 6 good hits not like it had to be bent over. I just needed a 1/8" or so.



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Old 06-02-2014, 08:55 AM   #18
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I found 2 grease fittings on my electric front jacks the other day. Previous rig did not have them
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