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Old 12-14-2017, 03:46 PM   #1
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Front Stabilizer Jacks/ 5 TA

Can anyone tell me what to use to lubricant/grease the two retractable front stabilizer jacks on the 5 TA. I assume a light automotive grease and that they do indeed require periodic maintenance?
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:54 PM   #2
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Can anyone tell me what to use to lubricant/grease the two retractable front stabilizer jacks on the 5 TA. I assume a light automotive grease and that they do indeed require periodic maintenance?
I don't have the 5th wheel, but I don't like using grease to lube any of the stabilizers. I just clean and spray them periodically with a dry lubricant. It doesn't attract dirt and gunk like grease does.
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Same as Robert, I've been spraying them with silicone.
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Old 12-14-2017, 06:01 PM   #4
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Can anyone tell me what to use to lubricant/grease the two retractable front stabilizer jacks on the 5 TA.
I wouldn't call the landing gear "stabilizer" jacks - it may confuse people.

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I assume a light automotive grease and that they do indeed require periodic maintenance?
Did the trailer come with a manual for the landing gear jacks? They're probably Atwoods.

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I don't have the 5th wheel, but I don't like using grease to lube any of the stabilizers.
The equivalent on the 19' would be the tongue jack, rather than the stabilizers.

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Same as Robert, I've been spraying them with silicone.
Which: the landing gear or the C-Jack stabilizers?
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Which: the landing gear or the C-Jack stabilizers?
Doesn't matter, I use it on both.
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Doesn't matter, I use it on both.
Same. Whether it's motorized gear or the stabilizers or whatever, I like the dry spray instead of grease. Works great on hinges and bike chains too.
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Dry Silicon spray it is. Thx everyone.
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:12 PM   #8
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Dry Silicon spray it is. Thx everyone.
The dry lube I use (the brand is CRC) on both the stabilizers and the landing gear is not silicon based, it is PTFE or Moly and after application, it leaves a film on the surface. I would think that silicon would essentially evaporate, thereby failing to be persistent. Incidentally, if either landing jack ever fails to operate, one of the first things to check is its ground wire. To access it, the side panel in the propane compartment has to be removed and the ground is attached by a slotted bolt/screw on the top of the assembly. The screw can loosen resulting in a lost ground. Because of its relatively inaccessible location, tightening it could be described as a “done by feel” operation.

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The dry lube I use (the brand is CRC) on both the stabilizers and the landing gear is not silicon based, it is PTFE or Moly.
Me too. It's got PTFE in it, not silicone. I think it's called Super Lube.
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Thanks for this. Will look for it and especially grateful for the grounding tip!
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