If your RV has slides, they require periodic maintenance. As I mentioned in this post (with video), I used this product to lubricate the gibs on all three of our slides and it made a huge difference. Check your slide manual to see if this product is good for your slides, ours is a Schwintek system, as featured in the video.
Before we started using our coach, I did tons of research on various topics. One theme was evident on the forums I read and videos I watched. Dump your tanks right so they don’t smell up your coach when you open the gate valve on your toilet.
I found this EXCELLENT video on dumping your tanks the right way and we have done this every time with great results. Doing this from the start can keep your coach from having that…smell.
I mentioned in a previous post that we heard a very loud sound from the front, driver’s side slide while going to and returning from our trip to St. Augustine, FL in September. We made an appointment to have it looked at, but in the meantime, Amber called Winnebago and talked to a person that said it was a very common problem and we should find the YouTube video on lubricating the gibs in the slide mechanisms on either side of each slide.
I ordered the lubricant from Amazon and when it arrived followed the video’s instructions. Once I did that to all the slides, I noticed that bringing them in and out was much less noisy and a lot smoother. The real test would be driving to see if it made noise.
Today I drove Irving to get a couple of other issues taken care of at a dealership nearby and there was no noise at all. The ride was smooth and was very happy this appeared to work. If you are new, like us, make sure you add this to your maintenance list.