What lubricant do you use on RV slides?
Thetford’s Premium RV Slide Out Lubricant is specially formulated to lubricate slide rails and gears, protecting the mechanisms from road elements and displacing moisture. Working in RVs, boats, cars, or even at home, Slide Out prevents rust and stops squeaks and binding, prolonging the life of your slide outs.
Do you need to lubricate an RV slide out?
The room is free floating as it moves in or out. There are typically rollers in the mechanism that carry the weight and rails that guide the room to its resting point. The rollers and rails need to be lubricated from time to time to prevent wear and to protect the metal components from rust and corrosion.
How much does it cost to replace an RV slide seal?
If you wait too long, you could risk damaging the wood frame around your slideout. These repairs can likely be done in one day, and costs can vary widely, depending on size, wear and number of seals. Expect to pay over $1,000 for a full seal replacement.
Should I use slide out supports?
Should You Use an RV Slide Out Stabilizer with Your RV? While stabilizers sound like a logical idea for slide outs, in most cases they should not be used. There is more chance for slide outs to be damaged by these supports. In the event an RV becomes unbalanced, slide outs can be easily damaged by stabilizers.
Can I use WD40 on my RV slide out?
WD40 is not really a lubricant. It is WD which = “water displacent.” My slide manufacturer recommends no lubricant…but, if you must, use silicone.
How often lubricate RV slide out?
In order to help keep the slide-out seals from prematurely decaying, be sure to use a rubber seal conditioner or a silicone spray at least once every eight weeks to treat the seals and prevent cracking.