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Old 09-15-2015, 08:09 AM   #1
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Jack/frame pops

We are currently camping for just the 5th time in our 37FB. And again, after we are leveled, as we move around the rig, the thing makes these popping noises like the Jacks are settling.

Makes one feel like they are walking on eggshells.

We're on concrete. Used auto level. Not overloaded at all since it is just for a couple of days.

Water tank is full, but holding tanks are empty.

Any thoughts on this? Anyone have similar experiences?
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:22 AM   #2
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The popping noise is coming from the level up hydraulic jacks. Go to the LCI web site and read or download tech bulletin 295. You need to follow its instructions to fix this but it amounts to adding anti-stiction fluid to your hydraulic system. This is not hard to do and the bulletin even tell you the anti-stiction fluid types to use.
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Old 09-15-2015, 02:31 PM   #4
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Got it. Thanks.
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:40 PM   #5
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Interesting, I have noticed the same thing. Always like an easy fix, thanks!


http://lci1.com/assets/content/suppo...heets/0295.pdf
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Old 09-15-2015, 07:55 PM   #6
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Heck, even after doing that procedure, twice, ours still popped (Previous Silverback). Since we were living in it, I just put 6 beefy jack stands under the frame where each hydraulic leg was, and no more popping. It made the most noise during big temp changes (morning / afternoon).

Always worth a try. Results have varied among owners.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:42 PM   #7
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Wow! I just posted on thread "Lippert 6 Point “Level Up” Automatic Hydraulic Leveling System Question" and then read this.only problem with these forums, TOO MUCH! But it is all good!!!
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Old 10-01-2015, 02:15 PM   #8
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Jack/frame pops

Mine would make popping noises during the morning. I noticed that over a two month period the front dropped by approximately 3/4". I just decided to set jackstands designed to hold up a heavy truck/SUV under the frame and lower the frame down just enough to be in contact with them. Everything's perfectly level and now I don't worry that the whole front of the trailer will one day drop to the ground and destroy the trailer and frame.


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Old 12-26-2015, 10:16 AM   #9
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Finally added the anti-stiction fluid to the reservoir, worked like a charm. No more popping walking across the floor. Cool beans!


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Old 12-26-2015, 11:31 AM   #10
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Mine still pops bad after doing the antistiction fluid and it's getting worse. Supposedly, if you use rubber pads under the legs when on pavement or concrete, it will help. Santa brought me a set of these for Christmas. Will see if they do the trick on my concrete pad at home.

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