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Old 05-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Electric Stabilizer Jacks - Noisy!

I have electric stabilizer jacks on my 2009 Rockwood 8306SS and the front set of jacks have developed a horrible awful squeaky noise everytime they are extended or retracted.

Is there some sort of maintenance I should be doing on these to keep them working properly?

Like greasing somewhere? Or WD-40? I cannot locate any spot where I should be doing this though...

Please advise.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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I am unfamiliar with electric stabilizer jacks but I would not use WD-40, I would use a dry lubricant such as a silicone or white lithium. Once sprayed on, the accelerant (what makes the substance shoot out of the can) quickly dries leaving a dry coating on the surface. It also will not collect as much dust/dirt as a wet lubricant such as WD-40, although, being under the unit I am not sure how much of an issue this is since it will probably collect road grime anyway.
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Old 05-11-2013, 03:27 PM   #3
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I use spray DRY LUBE on all my moving parts. (slide and stabilizers)
It lubricates, yet does not attract dirt that can cause binding and early failure.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:19 PM   #4
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OK but where specifically do I put this lubricant? From what I can see the entire motorized carriage is enclosed. I do not see any grease zerks or anywhere to put the DRY LUBE. Anyone else have the power stabilizer jacks? If so how do you do this?
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OK but where specifically do I put this lubricant? From what I can see the entire motorized carriage is enclosed. I do not see any grease zerks or anywhere to put the DRY LUBE. Anyone else have the power stabilizer jacks? If so how do you do this?
On the threaded screw and all the pivot points as well as the thrust brg if you can get to it.
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:35 PM   #6
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I use spray DRY LUBE on all my moving parts. (slide and stabilizers)
It lubricates, yet does not attract dirt that can cause binding and early failure.
X2! Dry graphite in a spray can is what I use. Works great and dirt doesn't cling to it.
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I can try but not really any noticeable locations where I would put it...anyone out there who has electric stabilizer jacks on their rockwood? If so, where specifically do you lubricate them? (pictures would be very helpful)
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Old 05-11-2013, 04:39 PM   #8
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X2! Dry graphite in a spray can is what I use. Works great and dirt doesn't cling to it.
Something like this?

Seymour 620-1506 Tool Crib Dry Graphite Lube - Amazon.com
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Yes, or anyone's dry lube or "chain lube"

Any bearing point or the actual screw and traveler nut will benefit from a spray.

Liquid Wrench L512 Dry Lubricant with CERFLON - 11 oz. : Amazon.com : Home Improvement

Blaster 8-GS Graphite Dry Lube Spray 5.5 Oz - Amazon.com
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Very helpful post! Thank you!
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