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Old 06-29-2015, 08:54 AM   #1
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Which lubricant for stablizing jacks?

I want to lube the screw-section and moving parts of the four jacks, and was wondering what to use. Seems like grease or oil would really pick up the road grit.... any suggestions?

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Old 06-29-2015, 09:28 AM   #2
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The written instructions for my Bal light duty stabilizers on my Safari says to "Use WD40 or a similar lubricant". I have given them a shot of WD40 and used a wire brush to clean rust/scale off of them.
Any lubricant that dries completely would work.

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Old 06-29-2015, 09:41 AM   #3
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I have always used WD-40 on the stabilizer screw drives also.

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Old 06-29-2015, 09:55 AM   #4
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WD 40 about once a season is what I have used for years.
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I just saw this for the first time at HD....worth a try.

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Old 06-29-2015, 11:09 AM   #6
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I use axle grease about every two years clean it off with brake cleaner before applying new grease. Spray on oils don't last long. If you have rust something called Corrosion X works great on any rusted or corrosion areas any where on the AS. Good camping Rand
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Old 06-29-2015, 11:37 AM   #7
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I use bike chain dry lube.......whatever product you use, make sure it is a dry lube, or you'll have road grit all in the threads.

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Old 06-29-2015, 01:12 PM   #8
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Boeshield T9 works well as a lube and a corrosion prevention because it leaves a paraffin wax residue. I spray them during routine inspections along with the other steel parts under the Airstream. Spray the area where the jacks are bolted to the trailer well, this is a common and bad place for corrosion to start.

No corrosion at all under our Airstream after four years and the stabilizers are lubed well. Picks up some dust but that washes off.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:48 AM   #9
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I use CorrosionX, which is an aviation Mil-Spec'd dry lube. Available at aviation maintenance stores, or online. Works fantastic for lubing, protecting against rust, and doesn't attract more grime.
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Old 06-30-2015, 10:52 AM   #10
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I agree with dznf0g, being a long time dirt bike rider there is nothing better than dirt bike motorcycle chain lube. It has amazing lubrication qualities, doesn't attract dirt and will not drip off. I only have to spray once a season and you are good to go. Stop by a Honda or Yamaha dealer they will have tons of it. You won't be sorry.

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Old 06-30-2015, 11:35 AM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback everyone.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:39 AM   #12
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Another good option is FluidFilm. Now available at Lowes, usually found at John Deere dealers and snow removal equipment shops. Its natural, non-toxic, a great lubricant and corrosion inhibitor. I use it extensively and am a huge fan of the stuff.
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I have never seen this in Canada.

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