Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-14-2020, 08:22 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 72
Slideout is noisy extending and retracting

I believe gear/screw is lubed. Would rubber gasket make noise sliding across tt alum skin? If so, is there something I can do to alleviate?
Many thanks in advance
__________________

mad.dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 10:00 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Daycruiser's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Garner, NC
Posts: 519
There are a couple of slide seal conditioners on the market, I know 3M and Protect All makes one that you just apply to the seal with a cloth, you could try doing that and see if it makes any difference in the noise. You need to do this anyway every year at least to keep your seals from getting hard and breaking down.
__________________

__________________
45 Years RVing and no end in sight.
2018 Ram 3500 SB Limited, CC, 6.7/Aisin, 4X4, SRW. Comfort Ride Energy Absorbing Hitch.
2020 Cedar Creek Hathaway 34IK, Reese 19K Sidewinder PB.
Daycruiser is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-14-2020, 10:21 AM   #3
Usually Confused Member
 
emm-dee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Georgia
Posts: 3,182
The rollers can get noisey over time. A good dry lubricant sprayed onto the rollers while the slide is moving is good.
__________________
2018 Forester 3051S (aka Clyde)
2015 Wrangler Toad (aka Bonnie)

At some point during every day you suddenly realize nothing else productive is going to happen the rest of that day. For me, it usually occurs around 9 am.
emm-dee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2020, 04:35 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Southern Illinois
Posts: 72
Thanks all
mad.dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2020, 01:32 PM   #5
NXR
Senior Member
 
NXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Family room couch
Posts: 1,471
I had this happen as well. Although the sides of the slides looked clean and shiny, when I ran my hand across them they felt gritty. I took a damp paper towel and wiped them them down to remove the grittiness and did the same to the side seals. The next time the slides were quiet and ever since.

Ray
__________________
2020 Georgetown GT5 34H5
NXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2020, 04:55 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: North of Seattle, WA
Posts: 7,883
Quote:
Originally Posted by NXR View Post
I had this happen as well. Although the sides of the slides looked clean and shiny, when I ran my hand across them they felt gritty. I took a damp paper towel and wiped them them down to remove the grittiness and did the same to the side seals. The next time the slides were quiet and ever since.

Ray
Really important but often overlooked. Especially if one likes to boondock and they drive a lot on unpaved roads.

A dry swiffer sweeper to clean the side of the slides before retracting can go a long way to keeping the seals both quiet and long lasting.

Regardless of what is used, clean the sides before retracting. Also a good idea to sweep the floor before retracting, making sure nothing like small rocks or other objects haven't found their way under the carpet flap.
__________________
"A wise man can change his mind. A fool never will."

"Sometimes you're the dog, sometimes you're the tree"

2018 Flagstaff Micro Lite 25BDS
2004 Nissan Titan
TitanMike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2020, 07:38 AM   #7
Member
 
Roaminaround's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 63
Donít forget to check/sweep the roof before retracting.
__________________
Bend, OR
2019 Rockwood 2608BS
2018 Ford F250 6.7 diesel super crew
Roaminaround is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2020, 07:45 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Suffolk, Va.
Posts: 1,260
I find that if I use the spray silicone lube and really soak it while the slides are moving it does the trick. Spray all the moving parts underneath.
__________________
Michael & Fran Dilday (Baxter & Honey 2 Labs)
'18 Cedar Creek Champagne 38EL - '17 Ford F350 Lariat DRW w/Reese hitch - TST 507 Color TPMS - Garmin RV 770 LMT GPS
mwdilday is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2020, 08:01 AM   #9
NXR
Senior Member
 
NXR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Family room couch
Posts: 1,471
Quote:
Originally Posted by TitanMike View Post
Really important but often overlooked. Especially if one likes to boondock and they drive a lot on unpaved roads.

A dry swiffer sweeper to clean the side of the slides before retracting can go a long way to keeping the seals both quiet and long lasting.

Regardless of what is used, clean the sides before retracting.
I didn't and I don't do that but we were parked in Florida for multiple weeks and that sandy soil got everywhere. I don't know if it was fine grands of sand I could not see, salt from the air, or what. I was really surprised when I ran my hand over the sides because they looked brand new but they sure didn't feel that way. The paper towels just looked dirty, not salty but salt does dissolve in water.

Thanks for the Swiffer idea. It would have saved me from dragging out the ladder and moving it all around the RV.

Why do you suggest a dry pad? Because of the alcohol-based ingredients in a Swiffer pad may damage the rubber seals or something?

"There are 4 ingredients listed: Water, Propylene Glycol n-Butyl Ether, and the mysterious “minor ingredients” and “preservatives”."

Ray
__________________

__________________
2020 Georgetown GT5 34H5
NXR is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
slide

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:36 AM.


×