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Posted: 05/21/21 03:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just wondering what you guys are using to lubricate your stabilizers. Mine are starting to show a little rust and wanted to get them lubricated before they get worse. Thanks for the help.


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Posted: 05/21/21 04:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use spray bicycle chain lube.


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Nothing specific required.
Just got my first trailer with stab jacks and lubed them with the first can of penetrating oil I saw on the shelf. Being they will get dirty, don’t think you want anything heavy like grease.
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I use white lithium grease. I just paint it on with a small paintbrush.

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I used a dry graphite spray... it lessens the dirt and debris being attracted to it


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Posted: 05/21/21 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I used a dry graphite spray... it lessens the dirt and debris being attracted to it


SAME^^^

Been using it since 2007 on 5vr landing gear legs, stabilizers, even slide out rack

Goes on wet then dries so it does attract/hold dirt etc


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I've use motorcycle chain lube spray in the past, but the dry graphite lube sounds like the best solution.

My jacks were a disaster when I bought one of my previous TTs. It took some time and effort to make them work again: stabilizer jack refurb


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ford truck guy wrote:

I used a dry graphite spray... it lessens the dirt and debris being attracted to it

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Bears Den wrote:

Just wondering what you guys are using to lubricate your stabilizers. Mine are starting to show a little rust and wanted to get them lubricated before they get worse. Thanks for the help.
WD40.
Used it for over 20 years. Works great, and is cheap and can get it everywhere. Has a thousand other uses too. Right up there with duct tape and baling wire in my must haves.



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