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    So I posted earlier on grunts and grown on my table side slide. I picked up some Super Lube its dri-folm lube with (PTFE) is this ok to spray on the lower teath on the gears? New this year but just started to get this noise. The other thing is the rubbers on the slide never seem to go out all the way and I have to manually put my finger under to get them to open against the slide wall. I know I have herd not to use silicones what do you all use.
    2021 Reflection 303RLS
    2019 Ram 2500 short box 6.4 Hemi
    Anderson ultimate hitch

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    Here is all I could find near campsite
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dennis66 View Post
      So I posted earlier on grunts and grown on my table side slide. I picked up some Super Lube its dri-folm lube with (PTFE) is this ok to spray on the lower teath on the gears? New this year but just started to get this noise. The other thing is the rubbers on the slide never seem to go out all the way and I have to manually put my finger under to get them to open against the slide wall. I know I have herd not to use silicones what do you all use.
      Dennis - I shared some information on your other thread dealing with slide noises.

      Dan
      Dan & Carol
      2014 303RLS Reflection #185 (10/2013 build)
      2012 Silverado LTZ Crew Duramax 2500HD - 2700/16K Pullrite Superglide

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      • #4
        Dennis66 Dennis, you might try ordering https://www.amazon.com/Premium-Slide.../dp/B000NJ6EZ8 or https://www.amazon.com/3-ONE-Rubber-.../dp/B08HF8K3FT or https://www.amazon.com/Thetford-Corp...l%2C207&sr=8-5 . The dry teflon / silicone sprays are ok, but I have one that foams and helps clean the seals. Had it for a few years. Don't remember where I found it or the brand, since unit is in for 60 day service waiting on the wheels to be replaced I don't have access to the can.
        Joseph
        Tow
        Vehicle: 2018 GMC K2500 Denali Diesel
        Coach: 303RLS Delivered March 5, 2021
        South of Houston Texas

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        • #5
          I did notice some black thin grease on the long cylinder part, can I use the dry lube on that
          2021 Reflection 303RLS
          2019 Ram 2500 short box 6.4 Hemi
          Anderson ultimate hitch

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          • #6
            Depending on when you ask, RV reps seem to change their mind on seal lubrication. Sometimes they say leave them alone.Other times they say to use some form of dry lube or powder.
            I use nothing and just ignore the groaning slide seal noise.
            2018 Dodge 3500 6.7 Cummins w Aisin and 9 cup holders
            2021 Reflection 303RLS, Haloview RD7, Strong-arms, Micro-Air364

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            • #7
              IMHO the toothed rails do not need lubricant. They mesh with the toothed cog on the drive and we do not want slipping there, or any buildup between the teeth that may interfere with the meshing of the teeth. I do spray mine with silicon as a rust prohibitive more than anything else.

              Don't use a dry formula lubricant on wiper seals as this may dry out the seals. Remember that the wiper seals are for just that, wiping, the real seals to keep water and other stuff out are the bulb seals. In fact, I don't think the wiper seals should be rubbing hard enough to be causing any groans or grunts.
              John
              2018 Momentum 395M
              2018 Ram 3500 Dually
              Every day is a Saturday, but with no lawn to mow.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JBill9694 View Post
                IMHO the toothed rails do not need lubricant. They mesh with the toothed cog on the drive and we do not want slipping there, or any buildup between the teeth that may interfere with the meshing of the teeth.
                John agree as well and I believe the LCI maintenance docs. state the same thing. Lubricants can and probably will attract dust, grime, sand, etc when the slides are extended especially in blowing wind conditions. When retracted the racks are protected in the underbelly for the most part but still not 100%.

                The gear pack is always exposed particularly to road grime/water/etc. and does need periodic cleaning and lubrication as shared in my other post to Dennis on his other thread with the link I attached there covering in more details.

                Dan
                Dan & Carol
                2014 303RLS Reflection #185 (10/2013 build)
                2012 Silverado LTZ Crew Duramax 2500HD - 2700/16K Pullrite Superglide

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