Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-20-2011, 12:35 PM   #1
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,370
God aweful squeak / squeal when opening or closing main slide

As the title says. Our living room slide squeals like a pig when moving in or out and is worse the further out the slide gets. I have put dry graphite lube on the slide rails and sprayed silicon lube anywhere where things turn or move and it is no better. Any ideas on where and what to spray to stop this noise as I am afraid we will get kicked out of campgrounds for scaring people
__________________

__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2016: 3 2017: 0
SaskCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
Villa Estate 392FLFB
 
The_Stuff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 1,085
lol spray everything you can think of i guess!

I was afraid my slides would be like that but they moved like normal. i was surprised after being out almost a full year!
__________________

__________________
One state/province at a time!
Full Timing - Salem Villa Estate - 392FLFB - Purchased July 29th 2010
The_Stuff is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 12,031
What about the seals? Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2011, 08:42 AM   #4
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,370
Found it last night after having the DW try and wear out the slide switch and linear actuator from moving the slide back and forth and using just about every lubricant I had on the shelf. It was something in the linear actuator, and the only thing that worked to stop the noise was good old Fluid Film (IMO one of the best lubricants ever made and I use it on all my tractor stuff where there needs to be a film of lube) took several tries and wiping it down after I had it soaked and dripping while the DW moved the slide but after about 1/2 hour it finally stopped squealing.
__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2016: 3 2017: 0
SaskCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:27 PM.