Maintenance on wind-up mechanism - Goldstream Wing

Submitted: Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 02:43
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Juyst wondering what maintenance, especially lubrication, is required for the wind up mechanism on a Goldstream Wing campervan.

I am reluctant to use any lubricant on the exposed surfaces, as it is likely to attract dust and possibly jam things up. Any advice?

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Reply By: Member - Keith P (NSW) - Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 14:27

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 14:27
I have a Goldsteam Crown off road (2009 model) and Parravans advised me to use a silicone spray on the legs sparingly about once or twice a year...which has far...worked fine without attracting much dust.
They also said that there is really no ongoing maintenance to do to the internal mechanism.....but I reckon ..if and gets a bit hard to wind up ...good old WD40 would be the go there.

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Reply By: dublediff - Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 16:35

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 at 16:35
I concur with Keith, WD40, used excessively!!!! on the lifting arms. Have it running down the tubes into the body of the van, this will lubricate the glides for the lifting spring and ensure a smooth lift. Once a year, depending on use, open the cover over the winch and give that a good spray of the same, check the cables and visible pulley mounts for gunk, a good spray of wd40 will clean any gunk off as well, check for frayed cables and cracked pulleys, give them a spray - they will only be a plastic material but should last for years if correctly adjusted and lubed. Oh and did I say give everything a good spray of wd40......I got this advice from a chap who wrote the book on repairing the jayco campervans some years ago. The book was priceless for repairing my collapsed golf camper and maintaining it in pristine condition - after reversing the modifications golf made to the excellent design of the jayco system. Cover the canvas when spraying the arms, and give the arms a bit of a wipe down with a clean cloth after spraying them. This will keep your canvas clean. I had previously used some of those wax sticks to lubricate the arms and this stained the canvas when it was packed down. Years of using wd40 caused no stain at all.

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Reply By: Maaate - Monday, Oct 03, 2011 at 12:17

Monday, Oct 03, 2011 at 12:17
Thanks Keith and Eric

I guess silicon spary and WD40 are the go then. I'll make sure to wipe off any excess to avoid gathering dust.

Much appreciated.

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