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Old 07-29-2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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Hello from NW Missouri!

Hi all, new to the site- just found it after doing some searching.

My family and I recently purchased a 2011 Salem 26TBUD and are loving it. We had a 1990 Jayco 250 Special and as good a camper as that was, this one is soooo much better.

At the walk around, I really did not learn much about the maintenance. It was happening too quickly. What can you all tell me about the slide? Any real maintenance to be done there? Also, do we need a slide support for when the slide is out?

So far, so good. We picked it up on 7/1/11 and camped in it through 7/5/11 and have had it out another time since. Next trip is scheduled for 8/5/11 and we cannot wait.

Thanks to all!
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Another Missourian here. As for the slide support--I can't offer an expert opinion but I am thinking about getting them for our trailer. We have two slides and I think time will eventually tell me that we will need them. Probably won't get them for this season (we just got our trailer in May) but will try to pick them up over the winter.

You will get a lot of great advice through this forum and there are some real experts here who are always willing to help. Keep the slide lubricated and the seals treated.
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Thanks for the reply Randy. What do you use to treat the seals? For that matter, do you have a recommended slide lubricant?

I do appreciate the help.
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Welcome to the forum. Good looking TT. Come on down to Branson for a few days.
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Old 07-30-2011, 08:19 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new camper!

As far as slide out lubricants, this seems to be a popular choice:

Slide-Out Dry Lube Protectant - Protect All
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Hey Murph, so far I am using the stuff the dealer gave us in our starter kit. Everyone here recommends using "dry" lubes because anything oily will collect dirt and road grime which gets in your gears and slides. I'm sure wherever you find slide lubes you will find the seal treatment spray as well.

John and Pandra--we'll be down there Aug 4-7--Indian Point campground.
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Indian Point C.O.E. is a very nice campground near Silver Dollar City. We stay at the campsites on the loop to the right(sites # in the 70's)after entering the park entrance. No view of the water, but quiet and a very clean bathrooms/shower building there. We'll be staying at Indian Point this fall visiting the National Harvest Festival at (The City)with all the craftsman there. Usually also bring down the boat for some fishing and to see the fall foliage around the lake.
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We will be at site 66. When is the National Harvest Festival? That sounds interesting
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no to the slide supports.
that's an old concept that's no longer needed with modern slideouts that are engineered to not require supports.
the early slideouts/tipouts were not engineered well.
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Go to bransonsilverdollarcity.com. Goes from Sept.10-Oct. 29th. You might check explorebranson.com, alot of events going on now.
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