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Old 03-11-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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Slide maintenance question

I have a 2016 Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 832 IKBS purchased new in Jan. I have looked all through my documentation that I got with the unit in Jan and cannot find anything regarding the slide components.

I am bringing it out of storage this coming week and will be de-winterizing the unit and starting the maintenance schedule. I see pretty much everything other than the slide components.

What are you doing to clean and lube the slide mechanicals? Also do you lubricate the slide seals?

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Old 03-11-2016, 09:37 AM   #2
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I have a 2016 Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 832 IKBS purchased new in Jan. I have looked all through my documentation that I got with the unit in Jan and cannot find anything regarding the slide components.

I am bringing it out of storage this coming week and will be de-winterizing the unit and starting the maintenance schedule. I see pretty much everything other than the slide components.

What are you doing to clean and lube the slide mechanicals? Also do you lubricate the slide seals?

Thanks,
You do not want to use a sticky type lubricant on the slide gearing at all. I usually use a Teflon type spray, if I use anything at all. But make sure that the spray will not pick-up debris that could damage the gearing. You want a dry type lubricant.

Now with slide seals you can use a 303 lubricant type spray or a conditioner that is designated for camper slide seals. Such as this from RV discount suppliers: RV Discount Suppliers RV Slide Out Rubber Seal Conditioner 16 oz
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:49 AM   #3
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I use 303 for the seal and gearing. It's a dry lube and won't attract dirt or grit build up.
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Old 03-11-2016, 12:37 PM   #4
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WD-40 Dry PTFE Spray for the tracks.
Gold Eagle 303 for the rubber seals.
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Old 03-11-2016, 03:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for the information appreciate it.
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Old 03-11-2016, 07:46 PM   #6
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While at the Goshen Rally this past August, they recommended using a product called CRC Power Lube High Performance Lubricant w/PTFE. It comes in a green spray can. This is just for the rails and moving metal parts, not the seals.

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