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Old 05-21-2009, 11:27 PM   #1
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Slide Out Lubrication

So what is the current thinking of lubrication of the slideouts. At one time I thought I heard not to lubricate but now it seems like more people talk about lubricating them.

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Old 05-21-2009, 11:38 PM   #2
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I would think you should go with whatever the manufacturer of your slide mechanism says. Lippert says to lubricate the piston rods on our hydraulic actuators for both the slides and the levelers with silicone lubricant. I picked up a spray can of it at Camping World last time we were there. It's not supposed to hold onto dirt like some other lubes. They don't mention anything else in their documentation for our rig that I can remember. Of course your situation might be different.
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Old 05-22-2009, 06:33 AM   #3
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I use dry teflon lube on our slide. I concur with Jeeper, use whatever/however the manufacturer of your slide(s) recommends. Our slide is electric, Jeepers apparently are hydraulic, so the recommendations will be different.
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