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Old 04-23-2017, 02:57 PM   #1
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Bed slide out lubricant

Happy camping season everyone. Looking for suggestions as to what everyone uses to lubricate their bed slides on your pup? We have a 2016 hw296

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Old 04-23-2017, 03:14 PM   #2
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Edit - I just noticed this was for bed slides on a popup, not a hard side camper.

You don't want to use anything messy. On the popup we owned previously, I rubbed a cheap wax candle on the rails of the slideouts to lube them.
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Edit - I just noticed this was for bed slides on a popup, not a hard side camper.

You don't want to use anything messy. On the popup we owned previously, I rubbed a cheap wax candle on the rails of the slideouts to lube them.


Thanks that's a new one. I never heard anyone using a wax candle.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:32 PM   #4
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Thanks that's a new one. I never heard anyone using a wax candle.
Needs to be paraffin candle. But that way you want get any of your bedding messed up from a messy lube.
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Bed slide out lubricant

I saw I similar discussion a while back and a lot of people recommended a dry type silicone lubricant spray. I ordered some on Amazon but haven't had a chance to use it yet so I can't give you a review of it until later in the week. Hope this helps.
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Old 04-24-2017, 01:20 PM   #6
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I keep WD-40 in the camper, and I use a rag or paper towel as a spray shield to contain overspray. I like the wax idea, and I'll try it. One can buy bees wax as a carpenter's tool to ease driving screws into hardwood. It comes in a small "puck" or a "crayon" or stick wrapped in paper or a tube similar to a glue stick. Buy American Grease Stick Co. Door-Ease Lubricant, Stick, 1.68 oz, Card DEK-3 at Advance Auto Parts (not sure this is beeswax)

https://www.amazon.com/Yellow-Brick-...ds=wax+beeswax
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Waxy Wicked!

Had the same popup for many years. Used it every 6 months or as needed. Always had paraffin or beeswax on the slides, with never an issue. Every so often, I would apply WD 40 to a rag and wipe it all off then reapply fresh. The stuff will still build up, but not much. Never had difficulties with the slides.
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Old 04-24-2017, 02:53 PM   #8
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I used to use garage door rail spray lube. Kill 2 birds with one stone, lol. It worked well and the oder was weak.
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Old 04-24-2017, 08:15 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. I was thinking WD40 would be messy. I read something on dry lube spray but saw it was mostly for travel trailer slide outs.
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:29 PM   #10
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I used this. It lubes with little to no residue and will not collect dirt.

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Old 04-27-2017, 05:59 AM   #11
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Wax candle, it is really new to me.
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:04 AM   #12
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We had a popup for over ten years and we never used anything on the bed slides never needed it . They are very light and move very easy . when we traded it in even the dealer said they camper looked like new and that's because we always washed it and waxed it and it was stored inside or covered
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Old 04-30-2017, 07:24 AM   #13
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I would worry more about grease on the ball hitch , many people don't lube that up.
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Old 05-05-2017, 09:41 PM   #14
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I would worry more about grease on the ball hitch , many people don't lube that up.


Add with that being said, what type of grease would you use on the ball hitch?
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