One of the things that RV years have a problem with is squeaking in their RV. There is nothing more disconcerting than arriving at your destination and setting up on your campsite when you’re slides screech and groan as they extend. It’s enough to make every loyal RV year cringe.
Regular maintenance can help to avoid the squeaking in your RV. And there are things to do if it happens unexpectedly. When you consider how many miles you travel in your RV, and all kinds of conditions, and the amount of dirt that can get kicked up underneath it, you can see that there are plenty of reasons for the parts to get creaky.
You can begin by checking underneath the slide out. Look to see if there’s any rest or caked on dirt and mud. If so, this can be scrubbed off with a wire brush to expose a nice clean mechanism. Check for any wear marks you might find. These could be problem areas for squeaking. Spray any questionable areas with the silicone spray. Silicone provides a dryer spray and will help to repel new dust and grime as you travel.
Now open and close the slide again a few times to make sure all the moving parts underneath are well lubricated. This should take care of the squeaking for now and further down the road. While you are at it it’s a good time to check other areas of your RV for places that need lubrication. Walk around the rig once or twice and spread any problem areas.
Once this is accomplished the rest of your trip should be a piece of cake. Your RV adventures should be fun and relaxing though occasionally there are maintenance issues to deal with. Fortunately, this one is not hard to remedy. We look forward to seeing you here and hope all of your camping adventures are wonderful and squeak-free.
You can see some helpful tips for maintaining a squeaky RV in the video below.