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Old 06-29-2011, 05:31 AM   #1
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Yesterday I let the slide out to pack some things. When I brought it back in, there was a terrible Nauling sound. Hubby went out and greased tracks underneath, but it still makes some noise. Is there a special oil or grease that we should use? Camper is a 2007 Wildwood 27 RLS. Also found it had leaked. Checking further, found that the seal flap around slide was not staying out. Had to push it out from the inside. Don't know when this problem started, as we have never noticed leak before so never looked up there.How do you make it stay pointed to the outside? Thanks for any info.

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Old 06-29-2011, 05:45 AM   #2
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if ur talking abt that wiper, i don't think u can.
that may be where ur noise is coming form. i used armor all on that wiper. armor all makes it slick.
don't have any suggestions on the leak.

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Old 06-29-2011, 06:27 AM   #3
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The directions that came with my slide says, "Do not grease runners." The "nauling" sound could be the slide motor gear grinding on the runners. Check to make sure the motor is fastened tightly to the frame. If the bolts have vibrated loose the alignment of motor gear and runners is compromised.... The leak issue may take some time to isolate and locate but it sounds as if it may have been from the result of the seal not being properly seated. If that is not the case, try pouring water on the top in selected areas, follow it's downward path and hopefully you can find where the leak originates. Good luck.
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Old 06-29-2011, 06:40 AM   #4
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Sorry to say, but the posts here are right. Never use grease on the moving parts in the camper (except for the axles of course).

It attracts and retains dirt and road junk. It will reduce the service life of your slide mechanism components. Always use the correct DRY lubricant. It is powdered graphite in spray can. The carrier agent evaporates quickly leaving the dry powder behind.

Improper maintenance of the slide seals can cause the seals not to flop out when the slide opens. Never use silicon spray or "armor all" on those seals. Use the correct "slide seal" lubricant. If the seal is "too slippery" it will just slide along with the slide and not grip enough to flop out, or in, with the slide's motion.

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