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Old 10-30-2020, 07:34 PM   #1
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Lubricating Door and Awning pistons

I know there a lot of products out there as lubricants. I'm wondering what folks are using for the piston that opens the coach door and those that assist the awning. I have some 3 in1 slide out lubricant that I've been using on them because I had it on hand. Doesn't seem to gum up but also doesn't seem to last very long. Recommendations appreciated.

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Old 10-30-2020, 07:53 PM   #2
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I've used this.......

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 10-30-2020, 08:19 PM   #3
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Thanks. This is what Lippert recommends for their slide motors I believe. Looks like another Prime day for me :-)
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Old 10-30-2020, 08:29 PM   #4
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There are several brands of silicone sprays with teflon, a couple different brands can be found at Walmart for less money than the CRC brands.
With that said I wouldn't use any other type of lubricant anywhere on a rv, especially regular WD-40, it's a dust/dirt magnet & hard on rubber, it's best uses are rusted bolts & removing tar off your vehicles.
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Old 10-30-2020, 08:49 PM   #5
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There are several brands of silicone sprays with teflon, a couple different brands can be found at Walmart for less money than the CRC brands.
With that said I wouldn't use any other type of lubricant anywhere on a rv, especially regular WD-40, it's a dust/dirt magnet & hard on rubber, it's best uses are rusted bolts & removing tar off your vehicles.
Yes, I use WD-40 for a very few things. Learned my less on a sliding door track years ago. Dust magnet! The Teflon based silicone sounds interesting as well. Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2020, 10:37 PM   #7
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Thanks. This is what Lippert recommends for their slide motors I believe. Looks like another Prime day for me :-)
The electric motors on Schwintek in-wall slides need no lubrication. What LCI recommended in the past was to lubricate the bearing blocks (upper and lower) and the V-rollers. Spraying lubricant into the motor's vents has never been recommended.
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Old 10-30-2020, 10:48 PM   #8
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The electric motors on Schwintek in-wall slides need no lubrication. What LCI recommended in the past was to lubricate the bearing blocks (upper and lower) and the V-rollers. Spraying lubricant into the motor's vents has never been recommended.
Yes, thanks. I've seen that as well. Should have been more clear with my post. Good reminder though! Always appreciate the help on this forum.
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:16 AM   #9
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Lubricating Door and Awning Piston

I am a new member and this is my first post.
I was a locksmith, many careers ago, and found out about Tri-Flow lubricant.
It works well on locks, slides and piston assemblies. You just need a little spritz, don't soak it unless you want to get rid of rust.
wipe down the slide rod from time to time, it may now seem dirty but stuff does build up one it and keeping it clean makes it last longer.
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Old 11-15-2020, 11:26 AM   #10
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There are several brands of silicone sprays with teflon, a couple different brands can be found at Walmart for less money than the CRC brands.
With that said I wouldn't use any other type of lubricant anywhere on a rv, especially regular WD-40, it's a dust/dirt magnet & hard on rubber, it's best uses are rusted bolts & removing tar off your vehicles.
Yes, WD40 is more of a cleaner than a lubricant. I use garage door lube on the schwintec slide tracks also. On places that aren’t as exposed to elements I use white lithium grease.
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Old 11-15-2020, 11:28 AM   #11
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The electric motors on Schwintek in-wall slides need no lubrication. What LCI recommended in the past was to lubricate the bearing blocks (upper and lower) and the V-rollers. Spraying lubricant into the motor's vents has never been recommended.
I use Teflon spray on the tracks. Am I creating a problem?
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Old 11-17-2020, 12:41 AM   #12
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WD40 has a Dry Lube with PTFE that I used yesterday on all my cargo lock keyholes. It is supposed to be dust resistant.



I use White Lithium Grease on all of the door pistons. Silicone lubricant with PTFE on the leveling jacks from time to time
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