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Old 07-28-2014, 10:50 AM   #11
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There are a number of variants of slide hardware getting grouped into this topic. Each type of slide hardware has its own type of lubrication needs.
I would suggest to verify your slide and manufacturer and use the manufacturer recommended lubricant. I've found that there is not one lubricant that does it all, although RV stores sell a generic slide lubricant.
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Old 07-28-2014, 10:56 AM   #12
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Interesting topic.
On my (new to me 5 days now) Wild Cat 30RLBS the previous owner slapped on some blue grease all over the square slide tubes under the big slide.
Should I attempt to clean off the grease ? And use What? in it's place?
As it is hydraulic I assume the shiny steel rods are part of the rams.
Do these get lubed with something, or do not touch the rams?
Thanks in advance.
You need to take the grease off, it will collect dirt then you will have real problem. You need to spay a dry lube you can buy it at Napa or an RV store. DO NOT PUT LUBE ON YOUR RAMS. If it is on there get a cleaner and take it off, you will blow the seal......
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Old 07-28-2014, 08:22 PM   #13
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Lloydg.... thank you for the info.
Today I noticed that the square tubes that are grease coated have the gear cogs along the bottom..... they are also covered in grease ... I suppose they have to be cleaned off as well ?
So do I use the same lube on the 'cogs' as on the slide tubes ?
I am glad the grease is freshly applied... it hasn't had a chance to build up any dirt and grime.
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It sounds like my slides. If yours were mine, I would clean the grease off and routinely spray with the slide lubricant noted earlier.
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