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RV Travel: Lube your slideout

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Dear Chris,
We own a 2011 Coachmen Mirada 29DS. The DS means that it has double slides: one for the bedroom, and the other for the living area. How often do I need to lubricate the slide mechanism and what should I use to lubricate them? —Craig

Dear Craig,
When it comes to slideout mechanism lubrication, as a rule I refer people to their manual first. Here’s why: Depending on the mechanism manufacturer and system model, the factory recommendations change. The living room system included in your coach, I believe, is a Lippert 2×3 hydraulic slide system. From Lippert’s own manual:

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