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Old 08-17-2013, 03:27 AM   #11
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I have a 2005 Hi-Lo. I have lubricated the pulley's of the trailer. However the unit still squeals when raising and lowering the unit. So I have read in the forum that the cables can be lubricated directly. Mine still have a plastic covering on them. What lubricant should I use on them?
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I have a 2005 Hi-Lo. I have lubricated the pulley's of the trailer. However the unit still squeals when raising and lowering the unit. So I have read in the forum that the cables can be lubricated directly. Mine still have a plastic covering on them. What lubricant should I use on them?
I got rid of the minor squeal that mine had by lubricating the guide rails on the sides of the lower body with white Teflon grease.
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Thank you for restarting this thread again. Lots of good info here.

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I like to keep up with scheduled maintenance on my RV. It is critical that everything be lubricated and functional when it is stored for the winter in Michigan. I will be bringing it home from storage in October to winterize it. The things I have on my list are lubricating the hydrolic rod, WD-40 the pulleys, and to lubricate the guide rails with white Teflon grease. When I put it away we are going to cover it with a nylon cover, put the tires on blocks and cover them, and winterize the plumbing. Did I leave anything out? The lithium grease I use on the hydrolic rod is not white but it is lithium grease does the white make a difference?

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Grease should not be put on the glide rails, it collects dust and dirt and will wear the plastic glide blocks. Paraffin wax is what is recommended for them. They are aluminum and will not rust. Grease is needed on the hydraulic guide bar, also the cables should be lubricated to keep them from rusting.
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Lubricant goes directly on the cables? What type of lubricant should I use? I watched Sting's videos and it says to use WD-40 on the pulleys and to be careful not to get it on the corner of the cables because it will turn the curtains brown. Now I am a little confused.
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You can skip the lubricant on the end of the cables that come near the curtains if you prefer, but the rest of the cables that are under the trailer need to be lubricated. I use chain and cable lubricant but anything is better than nothing. Don't use grease, any oil of your choice will be ok, oil soaks into the cable, lubes and protects it.
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A forum member recommended "break free spray". I amable to purchase this at WallMart in the sporting goods/gun section. It is a cleaner,lubricant and protector. We have used this for many years.
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