RV Slide Out Maintenance Tips – Lazydays RV



hi I'm Mark Smith master certified technician with Lazydays RV today we're here to talk a little bit about maintenance on your slide rooms how to protect them and how to protect your back pocket so there are three things that as an owner you need to protect one are the slide seals secondly the roof cover and third is the mechanism that actually makes the room go in and out on your inspection of your slide room seals one thing you've got to remember that there is a wipe seal on all four sides of this room both sides on the top and underneath these need to be inspected for debris or tears and most specially that they're connected to the solid part of the motor slide rooms are a high wear item on your motor especially when we're talking about seals seals where seals dry out and this outer wipe seal is actually your only barrier between the rain getting into the inside of your coach we all know that rain inside of a coach can do lots of money and damage so what you need to do as an owner is to be aware that if you need to check on your slide suits you check on your side seals out of at a regular basis for damaged seals for dryness of seals and debris caught in behind the seals also one of the things is that you're going to make sure that when your rooms coming in now that they flip over properly seals that don't come all the way out will allow water to get in behind and again do this damage to your floors to the side walls something that can be really expensive in the long run so as far as the maintenance goes your inspection is probably the most important after that and to make sure that they're lubed cleaned properly on a regular basis all right so the next thing we're going to talk about is your slide room mechanism there are several different types of rooms many different types of mechanisms but they all should be treated the same way just like the seals we need to do a visual inspection we need to make sure that they are clean free of debris and lubricated correctly you want this room to go in and out as smoothly as possible eliminating future damage okay so the first room which showed you was a hydraulic slide room this is different that's a swing tech which is an electric slide room so you can see the gears here a lower gear set upper gear set with a single motor because of that they're very delicate we can make sure that these are clean and properly moved at all times so we spoke about the seals earlier as we climb up this ladder you can see that the seals on the roof very visible need to be checked as part of that but while we're up here what we're more concerned about is the slide room Cup slide room cover is designed to keep the majority of the rain and tree debris leaves sticks off the top of your slide room so that when you run your room in it doesn't create damage to the to the slide seals so anytime you're going to do this inspection you want to make sure you get up and look at this slide room cover the cover should be taught all the way across and if it has this shield we want to make sure that there's not a lot of debris caught up in here part of being in a Motorhome being under trees is that the debris is going to collect on the top of this get sucked into these covers and create damage one of the things that we do as part of our normal maintenance is to remove the covers make sure that we get as much of the debris out as we can make sure that the rooms including the stoppers go in and out put the cover back on move the seals move the mechanism and then test the room in and out to make sure that you've got a good moving working long-lasting slide room for your motor so in summary slide room maintenance is a very big part of your normal maintenance of your motorhome once a year should be professionally done check clean sealed but you can also help yourself in looking at this slide anytime you take the motorhome just do your normal inspection if you catch a small problem in the beginning it stops it from being a big problem and very costly

10 Comments

  • Linda Clor

    April 13, 2019

    This man is great at explaining real issues related to RV ownership. I must find out where this sales store is located.

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  • Lou G.

    April 13, 2019

    Great video, thank you.

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  • Blaine Webster

    April 13, 2019

    This guy would make a good teacher.

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  • vince panico

    April 13, 2019

    Hi can I get replacement parts like new shades and parts like the bathroom door handle?

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  • lazydays

    April 13, 2019

    To clean and lube the seals, a rubber seal conditioner is recommended. For the slide topper awning, it is recommended you have it serviced by a service expert.

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  • Wright Harris

    April 13, 2019

    When instructing on proper maintenance of slides and seals wouldn’t you think it advisable to mention what to use to properly lube and clean the seals and mechanisms?

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  • Roger Davis

    April 13, 2019

    So now we know WHAT to do. But HOW is it done?? For the gears, do I use silicon, oil or grease? How do I clean the seals? The topper awning…same thing…how is the shield removed and how are you cleaning the mechanism and the awning. Alot missing in this video.

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  • Total Video-Hays Drone Service

    April 13, 2019

    What should we lube the slide seals with? Thanks.

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  • cawb windsor

    April 13, 2019

    What a good man!

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  • Gayla Tinker

    April 13, 2019

    Have a water leak under the front beside the front tire how do i fix it

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