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Old 06-13-2019, 12:05 PM   #1
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Stabilizer grease/lubrication?

I did a search. How in the world has no one asked how to lubricate or grease or clean the stabilizer jack screws?

My trailer's two years old and those screws are overdue for cleaning and/or greasing.

What are your tried and true methods?

(For all the paperwork and crap they give you when you buy a trailer they really don't give you anything helpful ...)
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:30 PM   #2
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I use a dry lube...

like this: https://www.amazon.com/WD-40-300052-...gateway&sr=8-8
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I did a search. How in the world has no one asked how to lubricate or grease or clean the stabilizer jack screws?

My trailer's two years old and those screws are overdue for cleaning and/or greasing.

What are your tried and true methods?

(For all the paperwork and crap they give you when you buy a trailer they really don't give you anything helpful ...)

Rinse with garden hose. Get the crud out. Cover the ground under the jacks. And apply WD-40 liberally. Run the jack up and down. Clean and works well.
Simple.

Your mileage may vary.
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Copious amounts of WD-40 on the screw and pivot points, run them up and down a few times, walk away until next year.
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Now, see ... I've heard that:

WD-40 is good for cleaning, but not necessarily long term lubrication.
Heavy grease is generally suggested, but it attracts dirt and grime.
Dry lubricant won't attract dirt and grime, but is it long lasting?

Would I coat it in WD-40 as a matter of cleaning, let it dry and then add dry lubricant?

I do have some "Dry Moly Lube" sitting on a shelf ...

https://www.crcindustries.com/produc...-oz-03084.html

(am I completely overthinking this (as per typical) )
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If you can afford it, the BoseShield stuff is supposed to work well.

I usually spray the gears whenever I do my walk around a few times a year. always fun to get under there.
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Now, see ... I've heard that:
WD-40 is good for cleaning, but not necessarily long term lubrication.
It falls under the category of lube them, but there's no such thing as a catastrophic jack failure. I buy the good stuff for lubing my slide, anything hanging out under the camper or around the tongue gets the 50% cheaper WD-40
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Only have almost 2 years RV experience. So not the expert. Butttt.....

I was also Leary about WD-40 for long term. But I was in a hurry after a couple of jacks started squeaking. So I gave them all the WD-40 fix.

Here it is a year later. No squeaking.

Again your mileage may vary.

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