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Old 09-19-2015, 02:55 PM   #1
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How to lube the slide out tracks

I have two sliders the kitchen one has two slotted racks underneath, the bedroom one does not. Both are squeaking when I open or close them. How do I lube them? Just spray some dry lube on the tracks? What about the bedroom which does not have a track?
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:12 PM   #2
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Lubed mine with ----------

Yours may be different from mine for I have a fifth wheel. Mine was lubed
by a factory tech last year at the Goshen rally. He simply used regular bearing grease. He had me to run the living room slide in and out several
times as he continue to apply the by hand. I could not believe how much smoother and quieter the slide out became. He applied the grease to the top, sides & bottom of the rails by hand with throw away plastic gloves.


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Old 09-19-2015, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thanks I can't see any drive gears or pumps anywhere they are totally hidden.
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Old 09-29-2015, 11:45 PM   #4
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I bought some PTFE dry lube spray and hit the rack that moves the slides in and out, and what I could spray inside, where the drive gears are somewhere, and around the rubber seals. Apparently you are supposed to lube the rubber seals as well on the slide outs, which I did. No more screeching sounds.
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:16 AM   #5
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You can find a factory "how to" video link along with other goodies here:
Understanding A Schwintek In-wall Slidesystem

For the seals/sweeps, most of the RVer's I know use 303 protectant.
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Old 10-01-2015, 08:17 AM   #6
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Thanks, not my system, but helpful.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:06 PM   #7
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I have a 2015 Mirada with a noisey Dinette slide, I had it back to the dealer 5 times trying to find the squeaks but couldn't find the squeaks So I lubed the motor gears ect. myself with a CRC PTFE lube, no squeaks. The Dealer was useless in finding the problem !
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Old 10-01-2015, 11:21 PM   #8
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LaVern,

Very nice. I did the same thing regarding using a dry lube on the dinette driven racks which are under the slide out. Have you figured out where the drive motors/gears are located and how you can manually close them if the electrical push buttons fail? I "think' my bedroom one is under the bed itself, The dinette one I "think' might be under the dining table, but I "think" I'd have to cut carpet to find it. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. The Coachmen manuals are useless, and their phone service is less than useless.

Edit: I also "dry lubed" all four rubber seals on each slide out, top, bottom, left, right. That seemed to help as well.
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