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Old 10-12-2017, 04:47 PM   #1
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Lubricant for Escape Trailers

Boeshield T-9 Rust Protectant & Lube is a great product I have been using, since I sprayed it in my Atwood Tongue Jack. I have continued using it on anything that moves and still love it. Doors, hinges, bicycle chains, etc.



Boeshield T-9 Waterproof Lubrication 12 oz aerosol https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001447PEK..._Eg93zb55HR2AV

What products do the rest of the group use for lubricating purposes?


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If there is rust such as on the receiver, do you have to remove it first or you just spray this stuff on?
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:30 PM   #3
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For anywhere that is subject to possibly picking up a lot of dirt, I use dry lube like this WD-40 one, but there are lots of brands that are nearly the same.

For the hitch ball I use lithium spray - again this is a WD brand one, but I just buy what is on sale.

For the door locks I use brand name Tri-Flow

For the waste valve rods I use a silicone lube so if it comes in contact with the rubber seals it does not damage them. Again, there are many good brands available.

(But Fred, i've got garage shelves to store all those and others on.... yours might be a good general purpose one for you full timers )
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Old 10-12-2017, 07:57 PM   #4
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(But Fred, i've got garage shelves to store all those and others on.... yours might be a good general purpose one for you full timers )

Great products and good to know. But yes, I must stick to one can!

Thanks for your input!




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Old 10-12-2017, 10:47 PM   #5
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What products do the rest of the group use for lubricating purposes?
That's too personal of a question to answer on here.

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Lubricant

Fred:
I am a fan of a product called Tri-flow. It is an excellent non greasy lubricant which does not
attract dirt. The small can lasts a long time. Great on everything from bicycle chains to sidearms.
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:11 PM   #7
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Great products and good to know. But yes, I must stick to one can!
Thanks for your input!
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Lubricating for what? (LAURA DON'T ANSWER ) Axle grease? Door locksets? Awning arms? I have a bunch of stuff, but wouldn't grease the door lockset with Red 'N Tacky...
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Old 10-12-2017, 11:59 PM   #8
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I like Fluid Film. FLUID FILM | Powerful Corrosion Protection & Lubrication
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We always used relative bearing oil in the military....
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A guy that gave me some towing lessons at the school near ETI said most of the truckers use this, that's what he recommended I get.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:37 AM   #11
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That's too personal of a question to answer on here.
(You knew someone was gonna say that, didn't you?)
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I was wondering if someone would bite!!!




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Old 10-13-2017, 09:44 AM   #12
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Lubricating for what? (LAURA DON'T ANSWER ) Axle grease? Door locksets? Awning arms? I have a bunch of stuff, but wouldn't grease the door lockset with Red 'N Tacky...

Other than axles, I have used T-9 on all the hinges I can find, the door lock sets, the stabilizers. Still looking for places to spray.




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I use spray on lithium grease for the hitch ball and for the threaded rods on the four corner stabilizers. Silicon spray works well on the screen door track.
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Old 10-13-2017, 12:57 PM   #14
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I think RV life may be the origin of the saying "when the only tool in the box is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail".

Although, I understand what is driving this discussion. Good suggestions all.

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:11 PM   #15
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I went to a locksmith today to have him "unstick" the tailgate lock on my truck. He sprayed the mechanism with Ballistol, and I bought a can of it from him. He told me that graphite doesn't work well on locks down here due to the humidity, and Ballistol is a good general purpose lubricant. The locksmith said he uses it on his guns (also important down here).
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I went to a locksmith today to have him "unstick" the tailgate lock on my truck. He sprayed the mechanism with Ballistol, and I bought a can of it from him. He told me that graphite doesn't work well on locks down here due to the humidity, and Ballistol is a good general purpose lubricant. The locksmith said he uses it on his guns (also important down here).
thats a light mineral oil.
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I'd consult another locksmith for a second opinion.
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I use this stuff on the boat. It is nice for higher viscosity tasks, but I would not use it in a lock, I think it is too heavy, and may not let the tumbler pins move freely enough, especially in cold.
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I use TriFlo with good results

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I use TriFlow for all sorts of things, but I don't think I'd put it in locks, I'd be afraid it would turn gummy after awhile, especially in very cold weather.

white powder teflon dry-lube works great in locks. stuff like Blaster TDL.
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