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Old 03-23-2014, 06:02 PM   #1
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Slide seal maintenance?

2014 tracer 2670..purchased last season. I am just wondering what kind of maintenance the slides and seals require? I have read someone on the net that some people coat with baby powder twice a year and that works wonders. has anyone else heard this? how do I keep the slide seals like new(I have a topper). and also, do I have to do anytype of maintenance to the motor or is that self lubricating? thanks...
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:20 PM   #2
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Some people use baby powder, some use a lube, they sell it for that rubber. I use the lube to keep it flexible myself. Baby powder has no rubber lube in it as you know. So in the long run it's your choice you just don't want it get stiff. I do nothing to the topper it is spring loaded only,I think you mean awning motors If you don't see oil caps it means it probably won't need anything and is permanently lubed like some motors. The slide bar and sprocket should be lubed with a dry lube 2 x's per year. If you use a grease it will collect dirt. also on your adjustment bolts spay them to or they will rust on you and make it harder to adjust if needed. Some people do it once a year but I do it twice, just a personal preference.
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I use dry silicone spray works great once a year
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:25 PM   #4
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I use spray graphite lube for bar and sprocket
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graphite lube works great too good idea
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:32 PM   #6
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They make slide seal conditioner and Lubricant for the gears - good for other things around the RV as well (I use both:
Amazon.com: Thetford 32777 Slide Out Lubricant: Automotive
Amazon.com: Thetford 32778 Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner: Automotive
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:39 PM   #7
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Several years ago, Ken who owns Dixie Springs RV Services in Summit, MS (near McComb), told us to spray silicone on the rubber seals. He also told use to silicone on the rubber gaskets around the windows. A lot of folks on here who camp near McComb, MS probably see Ken pulling his mobile service trailer. He is a super nice guy.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:55 PM   #8
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Since owning the Rockwood, I use this http://www.protectall.com/sorlong.aspx on the rubber seals and this http://www.protectall.com/sollong.aspx on the slide for lube.
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