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Old 09-19-2015, 10:46 PM   #11
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Boso I am spraying the long rubber seals that run from the top to the bottom of the slide. There are ones on the outside and the inside.I lift open the ones exposed when the slide is extended and spray in to the inside of the MH then when the slide is retracted I open the seal on the inside and spray towards the outside of the MH. I don't know if this is the problem, but to me, it helps.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:08 PM   #12
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slide motor maintenance?

Boso, what maintenance are you referring to? lubrication of the gimbel and coupling? No one has suggested that my problem has come from maintenance i should be doing. i assumed that since the rig is brand new, maintenance (like lubrication) should not be the root cause.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:37 PM   #13
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MMulcahy Have you tried spraying the seals to see if that will help them to flip correctly when slide is extended and retracted, this may also help with the sound you hear, the seals rubbing on the fiberglass as you are driving. The slide will move around a bit causing rubbing between the seals, if they are dry you will get a creaking noise. Something to try, a can of slide seal spray is cheap.Even though your rig is new, doesn't mean that the seals are lubed.
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Old 09-21-2015, 02:07 PM   #14
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MMulcahy no I was asking about spraying the slide seals and I agree with you maintenance on yours like mine should not be an issue
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:19 PM   #15
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I believe I can tell you what is making the squeaking/rubbing noise. My theory is the Schwintek torque shaft is flexing and rubbing against the sheath covering the shaft.
I believe that when you go over pavement joints, the RV and slide get to moving in different harmonics which cause the shaft to flex and rub against the cover. Also, an issue might be the number of roller supports under the slide not providing proper support for the slide. If you reach back and put your hand in the slide joint while driving you can feel the shaft flexing. I have had good luck with controlling or reducing the noise by sequencing the slide. Do this at least three times and that seem to help.
You did not mention how fast you were going when you heard the noise.
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