Black powder from metal rubbing together?

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  1. Purplyn

    Purplyn New Member

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    2EBD7195-4862-4686-B60E-0F6CAFAE7239.jpeg F9EC1F66-6C17-418B-90E3-F6A14FFD9CBC.jpeg Has anyone has this problem with their horizontal sliders when pulling out their beds?

    We get a black powder that accumulates whenever we slide out our beds. It looks like things aren’t sitting exactly right bc I can see the indentations. Should I be worried about this? How can I prevent or minimize this from happening?

    When we slide in and out, it’s fairly smooth. F9EC1F66-6C17-418B-90E3-F6A14FFD9CBC.jpeg

    2008 Fleetwood Saratoga
     

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    Sjm9911 Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Clean it out and relubracate the rails And rollers. I used silocone spray. Could be dirt or something else. Who knows.
     
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    GreyFox Well-Known Member

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    Yep, not at all unusual with any Fleetwood camper but I have an easy solution - Velcro affixed to the bed rails. Eliminates this issue entirely - guaranteed. :)

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    Thank you so much!!
     
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    Anthony Hitchings Well-Known Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I get the same effect on some areas where my ALiner roof halves overlap, especially where I have pop-rivet heads getting involved. I have added HDPE low friction adhesive tape in the worst areas.
     

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