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Old 07-27-2018, 09:27 PM   #1
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Slide Manual Contradiction

Has anyone noticed this in the Lippert In-Wall Slide-Out manual?
On page 6, System Maintenance
NOTE: No grease or lubrication is necessary and in some situations may be detrimental to the long-term dependability of the system.
Then they put out an instructional video of how to lubricate the slide.
Seems contradictory.
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Old 07-28-2018, 01:50 AM   #2
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I saw that in one of Lipperís manuals. Not sure which one it was. I think the situations Lippert is referring to are situations were dirt and abrasives can become trapped in grease and accelerate wear rather than reduce wear. Lippert also referenced keeping these areas clean and operating slides occasionally to keep them lubricated without the need to add more lubrication other than to disperse the lube that is already in place. Also, over greasing can become more problematic than under greasing as another undesirable situation. Having worked in vehicle maintenance my entire career, Lippertís recommendations seems logical to me.
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:54 PM   #3
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So which is it, lubricate or not?
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Old 07-28-2018, 06:40 PM   #4
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So which is it, lubricate or not?
I lube but use a Dry Lube Spray that is specifically stated to be a "Slide Lube".

Probably any good dry lube spray would work just as well but that's the stuff I bought. Goes on wet and drys quickly to a dry film lube that doesn't attract dirt and dust. My slide moves smoothly with no jerks or shudders and that's all you're looking for. It's not like a slide moves in and out so often or fast that it's going to wear out any time soon from lack of grease, you just don't want it to get sticky.
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:06 AM   #5
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Definately lube but only the gear blocks and v-rollers and then only with CRC PowerLube with PTFE or a suitable equivalent. Lubing the gears and tracks is not a good plan. I have four slideouts so it matters a lot to me.
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BTW the Systems Maintenance is on page 12 not page 6. My bad
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