EPDM Coatings
rvupgradestore.com Composet Products Custom Yacht Interiors

Author Topic: Slides?  (Read 1372 times)

Maddie

  • ---
  • Posts: 284
Slides?
« on: May 07, 2014, 05:05:56 PM »
I'm on my first workamping gig and wanted some advice from you veterans.  I will be here for 3 months and in the NC mountains the weather is pretty perfect all summer.  My question is how often I should retract the slides and jacks in order to keep them lubricated.  And does weather have anything to do with it?
NC Foothills Workkamper
'14 Bounder 35K
'10 Wrangler Toad
Husband Fred, and 2 Border Collies

Ned

  • Former Staff
  • ---
  • Posts: 25574
  • Ned and Lorna are former full time RVers
    • Have you seen Rolling Stock?
Re: Slides?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 05:22:54 PM »
Leave them alone, they'll be fine for the three months.
-- Ned -- Fulltimer 1997-2013
1997 Holiday Rambler Endeavor LE
2007 GMC Canyon

Gary RV_Wizard

  • Forum Staff
  • ---
  • *
  • Posts: 61049
  • RVer Emeritus
Re: Slides?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 05:27:48 PM »
Never, or at least not until you are ready to leave.
Gary
--------------
Gary Brinck
Summers: Black Mountain, NC
Home: Ocala National Forest, FL

WILDEBILL308

  • ---
  • Posts: 2440
Re: Slides?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 05:39:47 PM »
I would leave them out but before you do retract the jacks wipe them down with a silicone spray to get any dust and to protect the seal when you do retract them.
2003 Bounder 38N
300 HP 5.9 Cummins
Allison 3000MH Trans.
Towing 2014 Honda CRV
Home base Fort Worth, Texas
A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
-Mark Twain-

Maddie

  • ---
  • Posts: 284
Re: Slides?
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 06:37:34 PM »
Very interesting, thank you!
NC Foothills Workkamper
'14 Bounder 35K
'10 Wrangler Toad
Husband Fred, and 2 Border Collies

Quillback 424

  • ---
  • Posts: 909
Re: Slides?
« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2014, 10:50:57 AM »
Your MH jacks may have a grease zert at the seal on the jack housing. I found quite a build-up of muck at the seal the first time I cleaned the jack rams. You may want to wipe off the zert and give each a few shots of approved grease before cleaning the ram. Then, shoot the seal area with some silicone spray and using multiple paper towels and your thumbnail, clean the seal area. Finally, shoot the entire ram with the spray and clean it while trying to remove as much of the silicone spray as possible.

I throw down a strip of carpet and take under the grease gun, spray, paper towel roll and an empty plastic grocery bag for the used paper towels. It goes pretty quick.
Larry --  Olathe, Kansas
2012 Winnebago Sightseer 33C
2005 Trail Rated Jeep GC 4.7 L

"Only an insane society would restrict the liberties of healthy people based on the actions of the disturbed." 
John Hayward

 

Hosted by Over The Network