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RTT Zipper info

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I've owned a RTT for over 5yrs and have had to replace the slider twice since. Those sliders do wear out

preventing the zipper from joining together. In the field I usually attempt to squeeze the slider opening a bit tighter with locking pliers, that works as a temp. Over the years I've found that dust,dirt rain, mud can get between the teeth of the zipper and cause problems. I clean the teeth with WD40 and that works. When it's really dusty and the zipper is broken, try duct tape around the tent following the zipper.

The sliders are cheap, but postage will kill you. I buy the metal YKK #10 from Sailrite.com

Did I mention my RTT is made in China? I dont know how durable the African zippers are.

Edited by ROVRMAN2, 07 July 2015 - 06:57 PM.

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Powdered graphite (or wax) is a good lubricant for zipper teeth. 

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Powdered graphite (or wax) is a good lubricant for zipper teeth. 

Agreed.  We use similar on boats where exterior canvas zippers can get corroded/salted up/generally not work well.  I'd think on a RTT you'd want a dry lubricant to avoid attracting dust.

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'96 D1 - even more non-stock

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