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Old 04-15-2012, 09:32 AM   #11
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They said tires should never be filled to max pressure cold as pressure increases another 10 or so when hot. I want the max load available for my 5er. Is 80 okay?
Find a new "tire guy" this one is clueless.

80 PSI COLD is the correct max load pressure. The fact that pressure goes up as the tire heats up is factored into that cold pressure rating.

Just remember that the tires are only one element that makes up your max gross weight rating on your camper. Axles and frame are also limiting factors.
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:35 PM   #12
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Thanks for the advice. I think the reason he said that is the sticker on the driver side door of my '02 F250 diesel 7.3 L stated 70 psi for the E tire size I have, even though the tires say 80.
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Thanks for the advice. I think the reason he said that is the sticker on the driver side door of my '02 F250 diesel 7.3 L stated 70 psi for the E tire size I have, even though the tires say 80.
The door pressure is optimized for RIDE not load. If you need to carry your max rated load without regard to ride comfort (unhitched) use the 80 PSI Cold. If you are just driving around town, you can use the 70 PSI cold without worry.

There are several good threads here on optimizing tire pressures for actual conditions.
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:28 PM   #14
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How do you get to the seals inside the trailer. The wood trim around the slide is pretty close to the ceiling. Do I just spray on a rag and wipe the seal?
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:27 PM   #15
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Do I just spray on a rag and wipe the seal?
that is all I do. If I can't reach (like under the topper) I spray a paper towel and stick it on a Swifter and wipe it down that way.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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Great idea Herk. I will keep that one in mind.
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This has nothing to do with the seals but couldn't find the answer anywhere else. The track that the slide is on both the teeth and shaft. What is used to lube these. Should I use grease or some kind of spray silicone?
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Well the experts will chime in soon but I believe grease is NOT recommended due to dust/dirt buildup. I use a spray lubricant specific for the gear drives its available at Camping World. Sorry I don't remember the brand.
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How soon they forget ...

Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant - Protect All
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Thanks guys thought I'd seen it somewhere on here but couldn't remember. How often do you perform this?
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