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Old 04-24-2015, 05:30 PM   #31
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Thank You!

This is a great thread and I appreciate the information. I do have a question though. When oiling the spring conduits, is it better to this with the roof up or down? Probably a stupid question, but I just want to be sure about this.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:38 PM   #32
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I've always done it with the top down. And after doing the greasing, oiling, I raise the roof to apply some dry lubricant to the four uprights.
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:08 PM   #33
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Is white lithium greease spray or heavy duty silcone spray considered dry lube? At Walmart now getting grease and that is what I find for sprays. Thanks
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Neither. Dry Lube will be labeled Dry Lube.
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At Walmart I could only find Dry Lube over by the RV section with the hoses, connectors, patio mats etc. they didn't have it in the lubtication section.

I got a can of Liquid Wrench dry lube for sliders (with cerflon) for around $5. There was a bigger can of camco stuff for $12 but it was only a few more ounces.
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Neither. Dry Lube will be labeled Dry Lube.
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Awesome, thanks. I didn't think that was correct. I will try another store.
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Thanks for the great info. I have a 2015 HW27KS I bought from Robert's Sale. Awesome folks and a great place to do business.
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Auto part stores carry it. Quite popular for lubricating seals as well as RV parts.
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At Walmart I could only find Dry Lube over by the RV section with the hoses, connectors, patio mats etc. they didn't have it in the lubtication section.

I got a can of Liquid Wrench dry lube for sliders (with cerflon) for around $5. There was a bigger can of camco stuff for $12 but it was only a few more ounces.
Thanks, I had already left the store before I got this. I had looked over there but wasn't looking for this so I didn't look for it. Oh well. I will pick some up tomorrow at the Auto store and this will be a little project for me at the campsite on Saturday. Got underneath and lubed the tubes tonight. Now I just need to oil the four lower corners.
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I did this last year referring to the original post. Only difference, on the conduit/springs I used 90 or 120 wt. gear oil and put it in with a large bore syringe (from feed store). Thought it would last longer. I also temporarily covered the weep holes on the bottom of the sweep with tape to keep the oil from running out before it was fully distributed. Has worked fine so far. The newer winches do not have the worm gear, so no grease there and they indicated no lubrication needed. I did however spray the winch with light oil and lithium grease on the gears. On the right side there may be a clutch mechanism that I also sprayed. That might have been a mistake as the top now drops about an inch or so after fully extended. Not a problem, but just saying.
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