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    Sprayed some white lithium grease on slide out track; now a loud squeal!

    On our 2018 Solitude 310 GK, I sprayed a little white lithium grease on the the slide out gear teeth rail/track (don't know the proper name) underneath the slide and now there's a heck of a squeal when I pull the slide in and out. Did I do something wrong? This is on the dinette side, the kitchen slide is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3rd View Post
    On our 2018 Solitude 310 GK, I sprayed a little white lithium grease on the the slide out gear teeth rail/track (don't know the proper name) underneath the slide and now there's a heck of a squeal when I pull the slide in and out. Did I do something wrong? This is on the dinette side, the kitchen slide is fine.
    You don't want to just that type of grease on the rails. You want a dry lube. Clean off the lithium and then apply proper lubricant. That lithium will collect debris.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXw9I_DoAvI
    I know you had good intention but as Tex said, get it off. The dirt will cause more trouble as it collects. CRC Power Lube with PTFE is what you want to use. I've found a regular track cleaning and lube is required on my slide, especially the front.
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    I thought I read somewhere that Lippert suggests not using any lube on their Schwintek slides. Someone on here had mentioned it. Just make sure they’re clean and that is it. I might be wrong though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nisbitch View Post
    I thought I read somewhere that Lippert suggests not using any lube on their Schwintek slides. Someone on here had mentioned it. Just make sure they’re clean and that is it. I might be wrong though.
    That's correct. At first Lippert said only use CRC and only on the motors. Now they're saying not to use anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynot4me2 View Post
    That's correct. At first Lippert said only use CRC and only on the motors. Now they're saying not to use anything.

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    Thanks. I knew I saw it somewhere.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3rd View Post
    On our 2018 Solitude 310 GK, I sprayed a little white lithium grease on the the slide out gear teeth rail/track (don't know the proper name) underneath the slide and now there's a heck of a squeal when I pull the slide in and out. Did I do something wrong? This is on the dinette side, the kitchen slide is fine.
    You have a hydraulic slide mechanism. Which is different that the Schwintek the other people are talking about.

    There are two different type of slide mechanisms used on the Solitude (and other trailers). They are very different. On the 310GK, the bedroom is called a Schwintek and you can tell this type as it has slide racks one top, one bottom on each end of the slide out. This is what people above are replying to and saying do not use a greasy (or any) lube.

    The other type is a hydraulic slide out and it has a rack and pinion inside the frame. This is the type used on the Kitchen and Dinning room slides in a Solitude. You can see the rack on the bottom of the slide out. One near the front and one rack near the back. As I understand it, this type you can grease without problem. Note: Other line of trailers )Like Reflections, Imagines, etc. have a similar type of slide out mechanism (with the rack under the slide), the only different is it is driven by an electric motor instead of a hydraulic piston.


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    On the 2 big slides. Not the bedroom slide.

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    The racks on the main slides is where I sprayed the white lithium grease. Nothing on the bedroom slide

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron3rd View Post
    The racks on the main slides is where I sprayed the white lithium grease. Nothing on the bedroom slide
    Quote Originally Posted by CoChris View Post
    You have a hydraulic slide mechanism. Which is different that the Schwintek the other people are talking about.

    There are two different type of slide mechanisms used on the Solitude (and other trailers). They are very different. On the 310GK, the bedroom is called a Schwintek and you can tell this type as it has slide racks one top, one bottom on each end of the slide out. This is what people above are replying to and saying do not use a greasy (or any) lube.

    The other type is a hydraulic slide out and it has a rack and pinion inside the frame. This is the type used on the Kitchen and Dinning room slides in a Solitude. You can see the rack on the bottom of the slide out. One near the front and one rack near the back. As I understand it, this type you can grease without problem. Note: Other line of trailers )Like Reflections, Imagines, etc. have a similar type of slide out mechanism (with the rack under the slide), the only different is it is driven by an electric motor instead of a hydraulic piston.


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    Rule of thumb should be if it's exposed don't use wet lube. It WILL collect dirt and debris.

    Here's a good video.

    https://youtu.be/1h-GC2fnFds

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