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Old 03-08-2020, 09:21 PM   #1
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Slide making squeaky noise

Hi, I am new to this forum.I have a 2013 Forest River Sierra 365 SAQ and my bedroom slide makes a squeaking noise when it goes in or out does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
Also is there a service repair manual available for my fifth wheel?
Any advice is welcome
thank you Robert
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:31 PM   #2
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Hi, I am new to this forum.I have a 2013 Forest River Sierra 365 SAQ and my bedroom slide makes a squeaking noise when it goes in or out does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?

Also is there a service repair manual available for my fifth wheel?

Any advice is welcome

thank you Robert


Slide seals need to e lubricated. Is it the seals squeaking or the mechanism?
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Old 03-08-2020, 10:34 PM   #3
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Hi, I am new to this forum.I have a 2013 Forest River Sierra 365 SAQ and my bedroom slide makes a squeaking noise when it goes in or out does anyone have any ideas what could be causing this?
Also is there a service repair manual available for my fifth wheel?
Any advice is welcome
thank you Robert
Have you lubed the rails yet?
There is no such thing as a service repair manual. There's not even a model-specific nor brand-specific owners manual either.
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Old 03-09-2020, 07:47 PM   #4
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Loud dragging sound

Hi, I have not but I will lube them. Are there any lubricants especially made for that? I may have misdescribed the sound. It is like something is dragging or rubbing loudly than a squeak.
I was surprised that there is no repair manuals.
How do the figure out how to adjust the slides on so many different brands among other things.
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Old 03-10-2020, 11:51 AM   #5
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There are several specialty "slide" lubes that work pretty well. Don't be afraid to use plenty and you'll probably have to lube them several times to get the noise to stop. It's best to lube them as the slide is being ran in and out.

Once you figure out which slide you have (sofa, thru frame, schwintek, etc.), you may be able to find a service manual for that model.
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Old 03-10-2020, 01:36 PM   #6
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Slide Lube

Hi!
I use a dry silicone spray, works very well on all slides.
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Old 03-11-2020, 05:47 AM   #7
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I agree with ross0547: use a dry lube to use on the exposed rails/gear-type of rails. However, be aware that your slide could possibly be out of alignment. In that case, I would get the help of a good rv repair shop. Aligning a slide out requires a few adjustments that a good tech would know how to do. Never attempt to align it by yourself.
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Also remember to operate the slides only when level!
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:11 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the info on my slides.
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:12 AM   #10
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I am considering buying a cover for my 42 foot forest river 365 SAQ do you have any suggestions on what would be the best cover for it?
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Just got our fifth wheel back from the dealer who we took it to for the symptons you are describing. Thought ours was out of alignment but it turned out they just needed the seals dressed. They also used something on the outside of the slide walls to slicken them up. All three slides work great now and we have the spray cans of seal dressing to maintain them ourselves. My own fault for having to drag it to the dealer but it won't happen again, lesson learned.
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If you don’t mind me asking what is the name of the product and is it called rubber dressing?
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The stuff I purchased from them for the slide seals is PROTECT ALL slide-out rubber seal. I have a couple of cans of dry lubricant I use on the slide mechanisms but that's out in the shed so I don't have the name of that stuff right now.
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