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Old 04-15-2015, 10:14 PM   #1
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Flagstaff 831 RLBSS floor squeak

Sunday, on my way home from a state park, I pulled into a parking lot that had a mud hole deeper than anticipated. I actually bottomed out on the entry steps and bent them, and they bent up into the plastic step well, cracking it too.

Well, I removed the steps and the broke plastic step well. It actually had a part number on it, but their website (Travel Star Products) says I have to go thru a dealer. This may be another post though.

Anyhow as I was just sitting there, I realized it wouldn't take but a few more screw removals and I could drop part of my undercarriage cover. I had balked on doing this for a long time due to the wheel well removal and such, but needed to in order to get to a furnace duct that irritates me when I walk near it as it squeaks. This is a well documented problem in these forums with my model trailer.

I did remove the screws and now can see what's causing the rubbing/squeak. The bracket for the superslide is up against the metal ductwork just past where the flexduct connects to it.... so when the floor flexes right there, the duct is rubbing the bracket.

I'll figure a fix before I put it all back together. So I guess it's not all bad. Just letting other owners know.
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Old 04-16-2015, 01:23 AM   #2
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That's a hell of a mud hole. Hope you get your steps fixed up without much woe.
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:30 AM   #3
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That's a hell of a mud hole. Hope you get your steps fixed up without much woe.
Unfortunately. I'm afraid there is going to be. The plastic step well is all busted on the left hand side and well as the metal trim crumpled.

It was a McDonalds side unpaved lot for big trucks and RV's. I've pulled into it many times. I felt it scrape but I thought I hit my rear stabilizers. I walked down the left hand side of the trailer once I got parked to see. The stabilizers looked fine, so I thought no harm no foul. It was only when I got home that I found the damage.
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