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Old 04-07-2013, 08:45 AM   #1
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Telescoping post or lifter post?

I have a HW277 tent trailer.

The instructions say to grease the lifter post with non-drying lubricant. Then it says to grease each segment of the telescoping post with 30 weight oil lubricant.

Does anyone one know the difference?


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Old 04-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #2
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I'll keep this going since I would also like the answer. Reading on other forums, it appears the popular material is silicone lubricant; a few recommend a dry lubricant. As for 30 weight, I visualize that dripping right to the bottom of the unit instead of retaining to the actual posts where the lube is really needed.
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