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garmp

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Step lube
« 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?
Bob is what we call our PC 2100, and he has taken us from campers to RV'ers and loving it.

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rvrunner

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Re: Step lube
« Reply #1 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.

  Lynn

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Re: Step lube
« Reply #2 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. 

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Re: Step lube
« Reply #3 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.
Gary

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Re: Step lube
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 09:03:51 am »
I use Tri-Flow on my steps and on my bikes.

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Re: Step lube
« Reply #5 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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Barry T