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Do I need to condition my slide seals against drying out?

dcason
Explorer
Explorer
Heard this on another group and its something we never thought about and we have two slides on our new class A. If so, what do I use?
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WinMinnie02
Explorer
Explorer
Nothing for 20 years, appears some trying to sell products, not even sure they even have an RV with slides.

Cassy0110
Explorer
Explorer
As I remember, no

mbopp
Explorer
Explorer
For our Grand Design the factory recommends talcum powder in a sock.
2017 Grand Design Imagine 2650RK
2019 F250 XLT Supercab
Just DW & me......

time2roll
Nomad
Nomad
jdc1 wrote:
20 years of use and not a drop of anything.....
16 years, same issue.
Although I am not full time so mine are mostly retracted and out of the sun.
I am more inclined to just replace them at the 40 year mark.

jdc1
Explorer II
Explorer II
20 years of use and not a drop of anything.....

docsouce
Explorer II
Explorer II
I use Talc powder. Pour some into an old sock, tie off the top and apply to the rubber gaskets/seals. Can actually hear the slide speed up when opening/closing. Doesn't attract dirt or dust.
2020 JAYCO 26XD
Just right for the two of us!

Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
Never have used anything and my RV is in the Sun for 7 years with no issue. Same with the two previous RV's. Never condition my roofs, RV or Truck tires.
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

MFL
Nomad II
Nomad II
Any UV protectant, such as above, will help protect the seals. I use Thetford premium RV slide seal conditioner on my seals/wipers, and baggage door seals. It has UV protectant and conditioner, to keep the seals soft and pliable.

It is a spray on foam, that doesn't run, or make a mess. I use a small soft cloth to finish rubbing it in.

Jerry

Wiscampsin
Explorer
Explorer
Me and many other people use this on their slide seals. Available on Amazon

https://www.nrs.com/303-aerospace-protectant/pqd5

craig7h
Nomad II
Nomad II
Do you need to not sure, should you most likely. I know there are a bunch of products out there. Just look at its and another one of those yearly maintance things.
Itasca Meridian SE 36g
Road Master Tow Dolly