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Old 08-05-2015, 06:24 PM   #1
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Creaking suspension

Hi all, I am new here. Just got back from my maiden voyage with our new Coachmen, but noticed a lot of creaking noises from the suspension/axles when going at slower speeds over rough roads. I hope this is normal and will go away, but if this is a sign of a problem that should be addressed I would appreciate your input.

Also learned about the bunk mattress condensation issue, going to look into that some more, as well as my black and gray tank sensors not being very accurate.

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Old 08-05-2015, 07:16 PM   #2
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if you're using a WDH, that may be the source of the creaking.

for condensation inside the canvas, get some Popup Gizmos and make sure you allow for air movement.
many hybrid newbies close up theirs like a submarine and use the furnace, a perfect formula for condensation.
most of us crack a roof vent open and slightly open a tent end window flap. using a vent fan or the bunk fan will also help.
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I didn't consider the WDH as the source of the creaking. should that get a little lube on the floating portion, and if so, what is best to use?
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I didn't consider the WDH as the source of the creaking. should that get a little lube on the floating portion, and if so, what is best to use?
I would ask the WDH's manufacturer or read the manual for it.
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Old 08-13-2015, 08:16 PM   #5
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It is definitely in the suspension, checked thoroughly as we pulled into camp last weekend. checked around and talked to my mechanic, suggested a dry lube of teflon or graphite spray, applied to the leaf springs and hangers. will see how she does when we head out to New Hampshire tomorrow, hoping its at least somewhat less creaky.
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