Lubricating slideout seal at top

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JoelP

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On my last trip there was an annoying squeak that seemed to come from the seal at the top of my slideout. Is there an easy way to lubricate both inside and outside of this seal? Inside seems easy, but the slide topper is in the way of this seal from the outside.
 

ChasA

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Tie a piece of cloth to the end of a long pole. Saturate the cloth with
Protect All. Work from each end to wipe the seals.
 

FunSteak

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ChasA said:
Tie a piece of cloth to the end of a long pole. Saturate the cloth with
Protect All. Work from each end to wipe the seals.

This is exactly what I do to reach the top seals.  Rag affixed to stick/pole > get on ladder > swab top seals
 

JoelP

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Yes, perhaps a rag on the end of a length of PVC can carry in some lubricant. I will have a try at this today. This is my very long slideout so I think I had better drill a hole through the PVC to secure the rag and perhaps and also add a PVC endcap to insure I don?t damage the slide topper.
 

blw2

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another brainstorming thought....
would it work to run the slide in... then from the inside lube up the top surface of the slide 'roof'.... then run the slide out?
 

JoelP

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I like the idea of lubricating the top and sliding it out. I lubed the upper inside seal before this trip and it alone seemed to cure the squeak.
 
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