PhoneDude's post several weeks ago regarding the slide blocks sent me out to check mine. I found none on any of my 3 slides! While at Goshen I had a supervisor from one of the assembly plants in my TT discussing repairs. I showed him under each carpet overlap that my blocks were missing. He showed me that there never had been any and advised that my unit did not need them. Why? was my reply. His answer was that they are only necessary on heavier slides such as full wall kitchen types.
I have a 12' slide with fireplace, dining table/4 chairs and entertainment system. A 10' slide with stove/oven, refrigerator and sleeper couch. Both have always worked fine, no dragging or straining, so......I suppose all slides do not need those blocks.
When they adjusted my bedroom slide they did lube the track and gears very well with a dry spray teflon, also spraying the bottom plastic liner on it liberally so it slides on its entry into the TT easily.
Brian, I would try the dry lube first but if that failed to work to my satisfaction I would use Lithium, knowing it would need to be removed, tracks cleaned and reapplied at some interval.
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