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Posted: 06/19/21 01:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've been leaning more towards silicone over the white lithium.
Some rubbers dont like petroleum based lubes.

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CRC 3045

The CRC 3045 works well for a lot of jobs.
I also use a good dry lube when you don't want the lubricant to attract dirt and grime.
WD 40 works well for door hinges and other minor jobs as well as removing sticky residue if you are removing decals or labels.
Bottom line is to use an appropriate lube for the job.

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Wine is a good "lube" for the wife, but it has to be used carefully or she tends to fall asleep! Perhaps that isn't so bad?????


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The knowledgeable RV people had me spending money on RV tank treatments, then I figured out they were not so knowledgeable. Tank smell inside the RV? The system is leaking and a plumbing smoke test will find the leak. NO chemicals for me. If you have money in your wallet Camping World and WalMart have a product to remove it.

I added Zerk fittings to the holding tank valves and give them a bit of grease every now and then. I really do not care that petroleum may or may not be good for the seals, they are not going to last forever and I do not want to deal with stuck valves. I had my last RV 10 years full timing and the grease did not destroy the seals.

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wopachop wrote:

I've been leaning more towards silicone over the white lithium.
Some rubbers dont like petroleum based lubes.


The seals are not rubber. The seals are neoprene.

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