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Old 09-17-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Lubrication of tracks on tent camper

My son in law bought an old Rockwood tent camper and it almost takes two people to slide the beds in and out. What could we use to lubricate the tracks on the side of the pull outs that wouldn't run the canvass or stain the sheets
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Old 09-17-2016, 07:48 PM   #2
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Silcone spray lubricant. I used it on everything that moved on my tent camper


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Old 09-18-2016, 08:01 AM   #3
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Dry lube...
Does not attract or hold dust or dirt....
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Agree with the others. I'd hit the insides of the rollers very carefully with WD 40 and dry lube the tracks.
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Old 09-18-2016, 01:22 PM   #5
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Everything I have read recommends using silicone spray. It will not stain the canvas. I use it and it works good.
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Old 09-18-2016, 02:50 PM   #6
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Liberal quantities of baby powder.
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Old 09-18-2016, 03:12 PM   #7
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Liberal quantities of baby powder.
I wouldn't recommend this for a popup. The tracks will tend to get damp easily from temp swings and humidity since there's just a little canvas covering them. You could end up with mud instead of lubricant.
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Tent camper

I had my Starcraft pop up longer than some on here are old! Always used silicone dry spray annually. First, clean all the tracks and rails. Spray and wipe the tracks and rails liberally. Avoid overspray onto the vynl Windows or canvas. Should work out great for ya.

I would suggest, do not use WD 40 for this application, as it will attract dirt, and get gummy as it dries.
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I would suggest, do not use WD 40 for this application, as it will attract dirt, and get gummy as it dries.
Absolutely, lol. I'll hit the bearings on rollers, but keep that stuff away from the tracks at all costs. I made that mistake on my garage doors once. Once.
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I would suggest, do not use WD 40 for this application, as it will attract dirt, and get gummy as it dries.
x2! Bad recommendation.
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