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Old 05-06-2019, 05:18 AM   #21
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That tech needs to go back to school, aluminum and aluminum which drives the slide and the gear needs to be lubricated constantly

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Old 05-06-2019, 02:16 PM   #22
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I lube mine every few months too, but I also have heard that the official lippert position now is to not lube them at all. Havenít seen that in writing from them though.
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Old 05-07-2019, 05:08 AM   #23
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I lube mine also. I've talked to LCI a couple times about this and the answer is different depending on what rep answered. Mine run better lube and are quieter

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Old 07-08-2020, 09:02 PM   #24
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I had this exact same question so I called LCI just now. The person I talked to said they do not recommend lubricating the slides as it will attract dirt and debris. Better to blow it clean with some compressed air and wipe down the tracks according to her.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:56 PM   #25
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Owners were lubricating in-wall slides with everything but the recommended dry spay (CRC with PTFE). Lippert decided rather than trying to educate the great masses familiar with previous In-Floor hydraulic and cable slides with their required waxy grease; no lubrication is better than the wrong lubrication. Any dirt in the grease or oil will increase the wear on the tracks and gears. Actually the heavy wear points are the guide blocks, especially the upper bearing blocks and V rollers and not the tracks themselves.
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Old 07-08-2020, 10:27 PM   #26
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...(snip)...Lippert decided rather than trying to educate the great masses familiar with previous In-Floor hydraulic and cable slides with their required waxy grease; no lubrication is better than the wrong lubrication....
This is why we can't have nice things, people don't listen. I'm going to get some of the CRC with PTFE and follow the instructions in the video.

In-Wall Slide-Out System - Mechanism Lubrication
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Old 07-28-2020, 06:17 AM   #27
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So is the consensus to use the crc dry lubricant like they show in the video and you shouldn’t have any problems? Or is it not worth the risk?
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Old 08-13-2021, 08:43 PM   #28
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I have been reading blog and use a micro fiber cloth and run it across the track to make sure it is clean from any grime. I go to the beach alot, so this also ensures no salt on any of the parts. 3-in-one makes a window and track dry lube i spray on the cloth.

3-IN-ONE 120084 RVcare Slide-Out Silicone Lube with SMART STRAW SPRAYS 2 WAYS, 11 OZ [6-Pack]
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Old 08-18-2021, 03:22 AM   #29
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Wondering about this one also. My big wall slide is making a little squeak as it comes in and I am fairly sure it is the v roller. I watched the video on it for the process, but my lci user manual states not to lubricate. It's dated 7.12.18.

"Note: No grease or lubrication is necessary, and in some situations may be detrimental to the long-term
dependability of the system."

I might just lube the roller to stop the noise.
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Old 08-18-2021, 03:53 PM   #30
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3yrs full-time move every 3wks one slide is 3track system over 20ft long very heavy fridge stack wash/dryer kitchen fireplace tv ect, the other 2 slides are 2trac, I clean the tracks with just a micro fiber cloth and clean the metal plates on bottom of slides that the rollers roll on clean no problems so far. Making sure I'm level before using slides is very important IMO.
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