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Old 07-25-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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"Popping/creaking" noise

2010 Georgetown 378TS; 26k miles. We are fulltimers.

We’re currently camping in Ouray, CO. on a perfectly level concrete pad.
The level “bubbles” are perfectly centered. Both rear doors stay in place; do not open or close on their own accord.

When we walk through the MH, or other movement within the coach, there is a “popping/creaking” noise that comes from beneath in the chassis area. I got underneath today to check and did not see anything loose from the “jacks” perspective or the sway bars.

We’ve been here for 4 days and it started. This has happened many times before and it seems to start anywhere from 3-5 days after being on site.

Has anyone had the same occurrence? Or, have any ideas?

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:55 PM   #2
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2010 Georgetown 378TS; 26k miles. We are fulltimers.

We’re currently camping in Ouray, CO. on a perfectly level concrete pad.
The level “bubbles” are perfectly centered. Both rear doors stay in place; do not open or close on their own accord.

When we walk through the MH, or other movement within the coach, there is a “popping/creaking” noise that comes from beneath in the chassis area. I got underneath today to check and did not see anything loose from the “jacks” perspective or the sway bars.

We’ve been here for 4 days and it started. This has happened many times before and it seems to start anywhere from 3-5 days after being on site.

Has anyone had the same occurrence? Or, have any ideas?

Thanks in advance.
Pete
Yup mine. Also after about ten days.
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Old 07-25-2013, 09:57 PM   #3
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Yes mine does this after about ten days. It comes from the jacks, I have held one in my hand when it happens, you can feel it. No idea what causes it.
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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Us also. Don't have a clue what causes it but seems to come from the jacks. The rig stays level though.
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Old 07-26-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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I'm just wondering if temperature has anything to do with it. Have you ever been near a house with vinyl siding when the sun first comes up and starts to shine on the wall. The siding creeks and moves as it heats up. Might be the same thing?
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I have had a hand on one when it popped it .... No idea what it is but you can feel it.
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My guess it is the expansion of fluid in the system or you have a slow leak back to the tank and the system is re-pressuerizing
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It happens as you move around the MH.
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:34 AM   #9
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My guess it is the expansion of fluid in the system or you have a slow leak back to the tank and the system is re-pressuerizing
New Hydraulic lines/pump. No "drips" from either source on ground/concrete pads. No "oily/dirt" on any jack piston or brackets, fittings into pump, motor or hydraulic fluid reservoir.

It happens when there is movement in the coach.

What do you mean by "slow leak back to the tank"? What do you think the cause of your "guess" would be; and resolution of same? How would I detect it?
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You may have a pressure relief valve reducing the line pressure. Lets say the system is under 1500 psi during your stay while it is holding the coach up and that was done at 60 degrees F. If the temp goes to 85 the hydraulics may increase the fluid pressure past a safe level and release some fluid back into the reservoir. As you walk around you may be adding the twig that sets the pressure past the safe point and a pop. Try lifting the jacks just a notch and see if that takes care of the issue. If it does you at least know it is the jacks.

Let us know

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