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Main Forum => General Discussion => Topic started by: garmp on December 12, 2018, 12:39:58 pm

Title: Step lube
Post by: garmp on December 12, 2018, 12:39:58 pm
I realize that there are step lubes on the market, but I seem to have an abundance of silicone spray on my hands. Would I be in error to use this to lube my steps on my 2100? I realize that the step lube is not that expensive, but it is at the store and I am here and I have this. Do I need that?
Title: Re: Step lube
Post by: rvrunner on December 12, 2018, 01:07:29 pm
I think silicone lube would be fine. I'm using Walmart Super Tec spray at the moment. They told me at the factory they were using BP Blaster, that stuff stinks. I think a lube which dries so dirt doesn't collect in the hinges would be best.

Title: Re: Step lube
Post by: Cropduster on December 12, 2018, 07:40:41 pm
I first clean the step's moving components with WD or similar type spray.  Then  I wipe it down those areas and use a small paintbrush (flux brush) along with a minimum amount of synthetic grease on all the step raise/lower contact points. So far (knock wood) this has worked without any problems. 
Title: Re: Step lube
Post by: Free2RV on December 13, 2018, 06:03:24 am
On our prior RV, the manual for the steps recommended using silicone because it doesn't attract and hold dirt.
Title: Re: Step lube
Post by: keelhauler on December 13, 2018, 09:03:51 am
I use Tri-Flow on my steps and on my bikes.
Title: Re: Step lube
Post by: bftownes on December 16, 2018, 04:37:22 pm
How does a product labled "step lube" differ from silicone spray or spray white lithium grease?  Also, is a "step lube" more like silicon spray or more like lithium grease?


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