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Old 03-14-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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378TS creaking while parked

Have a 378TS which has been set up and leveled on concrete campsite. Brakes on, jacks down, slides and awning out. Any time we walk arround inside unit there is slight movement and unit creaks. Has anyone run accross this ,determined what cause might be and found a way of stopping it?
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:50 PM   #2
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Have a 378TS which has been set up and leveled on concrete campsite. Brakes on, jacks down, slides and awning out. Any time we walk arround inside unit there is slight movement and unit creaks. Has anyone run accross this ,determined what cause might be and found a way of stopping it?
Its caused by the coach is still on its suspension even with the jacks down. It still kinda floats on the springs, albeit level and more steady. The creaking in mine comes from the leaf spring frame attachments. Its basically sping coiled steel on a pin in the fixed brackets. I haven found a way to get the darn thinks from creaking either. Found dropping tanks will cause the most creak.
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Old 03-14-2013, 11:11 PM   #3
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Hey Vince - nice to hear from you again. Thanks for your reply

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Have a 378TS which has been set up and leveled on concrete campsite. Brakes on, jacks down, slides and awning out. Any time we walk arround inside unit there is slight movement and unit creaks. Has anyone run accross this ,determined what cause might be and found a way of stopping it?
As VinceU stated they all pretty much creak. Wait until you set up and first thing in the morning, after a cold night and the sun hits the side. You will hear all kinds of noise from expansion as the side heats up. There will be little pops and ticks etc. Very similar to a house with vinyl siding. As soon as the sun lays on it the noises begin. If you have ever installed vinyl siding you'll see the long oval slot where the nail goes through. That slot allows the siding to move from side to side.
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We have been in our 2005 GT and have been sitting on a concrete slab for 2 months in FL. Been creaking right along with no change in level so, it's not the jacks. I agree with the expansion and/or the suspension theories.

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