RV’s require regular maintenance of the various components not related to the running gear and power train. Many times the recommended lubricant or protective product can be applied by the RVer to keep the components properly functioning for many years. Not only does this save money, it reduces the chances of component failure and costly parts replacement.
the area below is a selection of various maintenance lubricants and
chemicals. We at RV Parts Plus want you to know how to maintain the
typical components on your RV. We invite to any of the informative
Seminars we present at many RV Rallies and gatherings. In addition we
have posted our Seminar notes which provide you with some hints about
what lubricant to use and where to use it. Feel free to print out the
file and refer to it when maintaining your RV.
Kwik Lube"Grease Gun in a Can"
This lubricant is recommended by Kwikee the maker of the most popular RV step. It is an aircraft lubricant that goes on as a reddish liquid to penetrate and lubricate and leaves a heavy grease layer to provide protection against water and dirt infiltration.
(11 oz. / 311ml) $18 U.S. 19 CA.
Click the Video icon below to see how to lubricate your RV Step
Premium (Heavy Duty) Silicone Lubricant
This lubricant contains 6.6% silicone versus the typical 2.0 to 2.5% found in most brands. It does not contain any oil based products that may harm rubber containing seals. It provides superior lubrication and protection on exposed chrome portions of jack stands, awning rails, hinges and generally anywhere a non-specific lubricant is required.
(10 oz. / 283 ml) $10 U.S. $11 CA.
Corrosion Block® provides protection at the surface of the metal so that corrosion cannot occur. Anytime two dissimilar metals are in contact with one another the potential for corrosion increases and in a humid environment this corrosion can create electrical failures in as little as 12 months. Door locks which contain a number of different metals are renown for being difficult to operate after a period of time. Spraying Corrosion Block® on appropriate areas virtually eliminates corrosion. It will “wick” up mated connectors often eliminating the need to open and coat each half. A small quantity is all that is required to provide corrosion protection for up to 18-24 months (depending upon the environment).
The 12 oz. (354ml) aerosol spray tin contains a foam version of Corrosion Block® which is handy for coating larger areas such as Battery Posts and hold down hardware on larger RV Batteries. It is supplied with a small spray tube for smaller areas.
The 4 oz. (118ml) pump spray container holds a liquid form of Corrosion Block® that can be pumped out for a drop or two on a connector or continuously pumped to provide a liquid spray of an area.
(12 oz. 354 ml) $17 U.S. $18 CA.