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Old 08-10-2015, 08:44 PM   #1
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Maintenance Products?

I am about to do the following maintenance, could you please provide me with the products you recommend:

1-Slide seals
2-Main side gears
3-Bedroom side gears
4-Hydraulic Jacks
5-Locks
6-Washing the roof
7-Entrance Steps
8-Cleaning the awning

If I missed something pls feel free to add it.

This is a 2015 38GK that is parked for the season so no miles on it.

Thanks Ian
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:00 AM   #2
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IMO you'll only need 2 products, some brand of silicone spray (I buy mine at Walmart) to lube everything on your list & Simple Green for roof & awning cleaning. I use the SG concentrate & mix in a pump up sprayer, spray awnings as I roll them up, let sit about 1/2 hour then use a soapy mix to scrub a bit & rinse. Roof is the same procedure.
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Old 08-11-2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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This is what I use, had pretty good luck, rig is 3 years old and working well.

1-Slide seals
Protect All Slideout
2-Main side gears
3-Bedroom side gears
CRC Power Lube Industrial High Performance Lube with PTFE, recommended by Lippert.
4-Hydraulic Jacks
Silicone only, usually once a month or when ever I retract the slides.
5-Locks
Graphite
6-Washing the roof
Simple Green
7-Entrance Steps
Kwickee Step Lube
8-Cleaning the awning
Tilex mixed with water
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Old 08-11-2015, 05:02 PM   #4
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For the roof the manufacturer's instructions are as follows:

Proper care and maintenance of your Alpha Systems roof membrane is critical for years of trouble-free performance. Normal maintenance is simple, easy and requires no special materials.

Periodic cleaning (three to four times per year) is the primary maintenance required. Alpha Systems recommends using a non-abrasive household cleaner, such as Top Job or Spic-N-Span, and a medium-bristled scrub brush. Do not use any harsh or highly-abrasive products during cleaning. When finished cleaning, remember to thoroughly rinse the roof and sidewalls in order to remove any soap residue and to prevent streaking. CARE SHOULD BE EXERCISED WHEN WORKING ON TOP OF YOUR UNIT! THE ROOF MAY BECOME SLIPPERY WHEN WET.


DO NOT USE ACETONE, OR ANY OTHER PRODUCTS CONTAINING PETROLEUM DISTILLATES, ON THE ALPHA SYSTEMS ROOF MEMBRANE. USE OF THESE PRODUCTS WILL DAMAGE THE MEMBRANE.


Periodic inspection of the roof, during cleaning, is highly recommended. Check the membrane for signs of damage. Check the caulk/lap sealant used in all termination areas, and around all accessories and fasteners, for signs of cracking or voids.

The roof membrane can be cut or punctured by sharp objects. Caution should be used when placing any articles on the roof. If damage does occur, the membrane can usually be patched.

Alpha's membrane is quite inert and will resist weathering well. It does not require the periodic application of products to protect it from ultra-violet light or ozone. In fact, these products can often cause damage to the roof membrane.

If you have any questions, please contact Alpha Systems at 574-295-5206.
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The service center at the factory recommends using Pledge furniture polish on the slide seals, been using it for 2 years & seals in good condition.
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Old 08-11-2015, 06:53 PM   #6
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Simple Green is not a harsh cleaner so will not harm your roof & works great!
I used graphite on my locks once but didn't like the key coming out black so I use the silicone spray on locks, slide rails & motors, jacks, steps, door hinges, toilet foot pedal, sewer tube caps, awning arms, if it moves I use the spray. The silicone spray I buy at Wal-Mart for $5 a can has Teflon in it same as CRC for 1/2 the price & I can get it everywhere.
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And don't forget to have a big bag of shackle bushings on hand...
http://www.redwoodowners.com/forums/...html#post52190
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