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Old 12-23-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
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Slider Hitch Question

I have a Curt R5 slider hitch. I thought it would be much smoother to slide it back and forth between hauling/maneuvering positions. So far it has been a pretty brutal process. In order to get the slider moving I have to give it a decent amount of gas and then when it may start moving and I have to back down so I don't slam it into the other position. When it is rolling to the other position, it still just seems so rough.

Question is... should I grease the slide plates or something?
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:27 AM   #2
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Question is... should I grease the slide plates or something?
I have a slide-rite and it requires a clean application of white lithium grease on the slide rails every trip. Clean off the old grease; inspect rails for spauls (gouges) and lubricate. It will make a HUGE difference and increase the life of your hitch.

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Old 01-03-2011, 10:01 AM   #3
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I have a slide-rite and it requires a clean application of white lithium grease on the slide rails every trip. Clean off the old grease; inspect rails for spauls (gouges) and lubricate. It will make a HUGE difference and increase the life of your hitch.

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I fully agree. I have the Reese slider and it needs good lube in order to work well. Without it the hitch will slam real hard. I've used dry slide out lube with success as well.
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Old 01-22-2011, 09:30 AM   #4
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Oh! White lithium grease rocks for everything! we have your standard travel trailer pull behind hitch and too use the white grease when we hook up. Was recommend by the RV dealer and the folks that installed our hitch.

White lithium grease also works great on our slide out steps, leveling jacks and just about anything else you can think of!
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Totally agree. I carry 3 tubes always.

Word of caution do not use on slide-out gears or racks. The grease accumulates dirt at a rapid pace and will cause more problems than it cures.

I use a dry lubricant specially formulated for slides; but there is a commercial product available at the home centers that works well too. Just remember "Dry Lubricant."
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I have a Curt also, but haven't used the slider since I got my longbed truck. I will try and find the documentation to verify, but it sounds logical enough.

You can also contact Curt Manufacturing at this link:

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