The previous owners only owned my (new to me) 5th wheel for 3 months.
They planned to use it while they built their house, but that didn't happen.
Not at all knowledgeable about 5th wheels and definitely knew nothing about slides. I suppose he thought he was doing the next owner a favour when he applied blue grease to the slide tubes....liberally !
I removed it all today , first with putty knife, then paper towel then a rag.
I then sprayed the bars with brake cleaner and wiped with a clean rag.
No trace of grease now...but I suspect I will get some residue each time the slides go in and out for a while.
The hydraulic ram was untouched....thank goodness .
Tomorrow I will apply the proper dry lube sray...to the tube shafts and gear mechanism....
Question: is this gear mechanism called the " timing gear shaft'" as -'boowho' pervious post referred to?
Also... is there anyway that this 'gear' an be used to close the slide in the event that hydraulic pump should fail ?....just a thought
'07 WildCat 30 RLBS ~ West Coast Edition ~
Trail Air - Tri Glide Pin Box
2000 F350 DRW 7.3 Diesel Lariat 89k miles
Edge programmer, 4" SS exhaust turbo/back
Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada