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Old 05-26-2014, 09:46 PM   #11
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I would concur. I was following another post on another portal on this very topic and this is by far the best description (with images even) I have seen. Almost think I can do it myself. Well done and thank you.

Quick question: is silicon spray and dry line you can use on the posts??
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Old 05-27-2014, 08:19 AM   #12
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Just a note: Make sure you have a winch motor that requires the grease. I have read on here that newer motors DO NOT require the lube inside the cover (last illustration). I guess if you pull the cover and there is NO grease, don't grease unless you call the dealer to make sure.)
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I would concur. I was following another post on another portal on this very topic and this is by far the best description (with images even) I have seen. Almost think I can do it myself. Well done and thank you.

Quick question: is silicon spray and dry line you can use on the posts??
Dry line? As for the silicone spray, I use Kent Industries, but there are many on the market. Just check at an auto parts store. Just make sure to place a piece of cardboard (or wood) on the backside of the posts when spraying toward the tent material. And make sure some gets into the joints where they slide together.

I usually spray when folding up the trailer after camping; that way it gets worked into the lower posts as it folds down.
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Sorry...that as to say "dry lube" ...not dry line.
Is silicon spray considered a dry lube as you referenced above.
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Yes, meant dry lube (too early when I wrote that). However some use silicone
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Just curious as to what kind of dry lube one uses on the support posts. Is it a Teflon based lubricant?
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Old 03-17-2015, 06:02 PM   #17
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I normally have used Kent Industries Super Slick Dry Lube, but can't seem to find it around here in ID, so I just ordered a can of DuPont Teflon Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant.

I liked the Kent and it was highly recommended by a few auto engineers I had as neighbors in MI, but that supply line ran out when I moved west.
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... but that supply line ran out when I moved west.
I had the same problem with my gr8 hardware supply when IH bit the dust.
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I had the same problem with my gr8 hardware supply when IH bit the dust.
You go back a looooong way
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I normally have used Kent Industries Super Slick Dry Lube, but can't seem to find it around here in ID, so I just ordered a can of DuPont Teflon Non-Stick Dry-Film Lubricant.

I liked the Kent and it was highly recommended by a few auto engineers I had as neighbors in MI, but that supply line ran out when I moved west.

Thanks. I just ordered the 14 oz. from Amazon.
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