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Old 10-21-2014, 07:47 PM   #1
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Slideout maintenance

Do the slideout tracks need occasional lubrication? What about the seals - do they need Armor All treatment?
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:30 PM   #2
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Yes, and yes. I use a dry lubricant spray for the tracks and Armor All for the seals. They make seal conditioner for them, but I'm pretty sure it's exactly the same thing. The seals are just rubber weather strip type stuff. Twice a year is generally recommended at minimum.
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Old 10-21-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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Do the slideout tracks need occasional lubrication? What about the seals - do they need Armor All treatment?
You need to spray dry lube on your gears and shaft atleast 2 or 3 x's per year (Napa) also do your seals both inside and out. Do not use anything on the slide seals except 3 things that will work #303 lube, slide lube, or just plain " baby powder". Some people swear by it, I have never tried it. DO NOT USE ARMOR ALL. There is a chemical in the liquid that is bad for the seals. But that is just my opinion...Happy Camping...
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I prolly messed up my tracks on my slides....before I was educated on lubes...I greased the crap outa my slide tracks. I guess time will tell. :-((


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Old 10-21-2014, 10:02 PM   #6
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You need to spray dry lube on your gears and shaft atleast 2 or 3 x's per year (Napa) also do your seals both inside and out. Do not use anything on the slide seals except 3 things that will work #303 lube, slide lube, or just plain " baby powder". Some people swear by it, I have never tried it. DO NOT USE ARMOR ALL. There is a chemical in the liquid that is bad for the seals. But that is just my opinion...Happy Camping...
By 303 Lube, do you mean Aerospace 303 Protectant? Same stuff many recommend for protecting decals and some say on the tires.
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How does one grease the seals on top of the slide? Mine has canopies that would seem to prevent this.
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By 303 Lube, do you mean Aerospace 303 Protectant? Same stuff many recommend for protecting decals and some say on the tires.
Yes that is the product, IMO the best stuff on the market... PS: works great on tires, Has a UV protector in it.
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How does one grease the seals on top of the slide? Mine has canopies that would seem to prevent this.
If you mean slide toppers, it is a little harder. They have a new foam spray for slide out rubber. I just shoot it on half from one side and then half from the other side. You do not have to wipe it in. on the inside I just start to bring the slide in until the rubber starts to flip over. Then go on the outside and just run your hand down them pushing them in on the sides. Then spray the rubber, the top seal is a little harder. DO NOT FORGET THE SWEEP AT THE BOTTOM. I just open the slide and pull down the rubber buy hand and lube the inside then lube the outside. That's a important one, it stops water from entering from the wet roads.
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How does one grease the seals on top of the slide? Mine has canopies that would seem to prevent this.

The lube my dealers part manager sold me is for slide seals and it sprays out a couple of feet in a foam that quickly drys
I get up on a ladder and reach in and spray from both sides
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