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Old 05-09-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Creaking poping sound

Can everyone in the campground hear you when you walk around inside your camper? It seems to be getting worse and starting to get very annoying.
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Old 05-10-2015, 01:17 AM   #2
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No, but we do have a squeaky area and the end of our bed near the front of the RV. I need to figure out the best way to tack this area down.

Also check to make sure your jacks are up high enough so you are not bouncing on top of the springs.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:57 AM   #3
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I think it is I have made 6 blocks that I always put under the feet, it should be up. This poping sound seams to coming from the frame.
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It could be your jacks. Do you know if you have the Cat or fork oil added in your reservoir?

You also might want to try manually raising your RV up higher and see if the noise continues.
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Old 05-11-2015, 02:26 AM   #5
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We had popping noise coming from our Jacks, I added some Elevator "Slip Stick" additive used to prevent the same thing in elevator pistons.
It is like taking two pieces of glass, get them wet and stick them together, they do not want to break loose, same with hydraulic pistons.
Worked great, no popping noise since
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Oh I know where your coming from ....annoying and getting worst walking or even rotating body position in bed will make the popping sound ... Any resolutions ?
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We had popping noise coming from our Jacks, I added some Elevator "Slip Stick" additive used to prevent the same thing in elevator pistons.
It is like taking two pieces of glass, get them wet and stick them together, they do not want to break loose, same with hydraulic pistons.
Worked great, no popping noise since
Where did you get the "Elevator Slip Stick additive"????
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From our warehouse when I was there, we buy it by the case from EECO (Elevator Equipment Corporation) all our service guys carry it on their trucks.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:14 AM   #9
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I'm at the end of my wits with the leveling jack popping and creaking - so much so that I've decided to sell my Redwood. I have tried every fluid that Lippert has recommend to resolve the issue and still have not had any success in resolving it. Just last week I had neighbors in the site next to me complain about the constant noise my coach made all afternoon (laundry was going) and then again all night long. They claimed it made them close their windows as the constant popping/creaking coming from my coach woke them up multiple times. I know they were not kidding as it often times wakes me up at night as well. Not sure what my next coach will be - but I have started the looking process as I'm done with this Redwood. I hope you are able to resolve the issue with your coach!
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:04 AM   #10
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I just posted this on the other thread it's the lippert approved additive(s)



Rev: 07.16.2013 Page 1 of 1
Contact us: Lippert Components Inc. - Welcome to Lippert Customer Service - Phone: (574) 537-8900 - Email: warranty@lci1.com
0295
LIP Sheet - 0295
HYDRAULICS
ADDING ANTI-STICTION FLUID TO LCI HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
Introduction:
If there is a popping noise in a Lippert Leveling system, Lippert has approved adding a quart of anti-stiction
fluid. Approved fluids are listed by brand name and fluid characteristics below:
1. Torco RFF Grade 15 (Fig. 1)
2. Maxima Fork Oil Grade 15 (Fig. 2)
3. Caterpillar Hydraulic Oil Additive 1U-9891 (Fig. 3)
For maximum results in the shortest amount of time, please follow the preparation and procedure exactly
as written below. Failure to follow the preparation and procedure may result in delayed resolution of the
audible disturbance.
Preparation:
1. Obtain a clean container (large enough to hold a quart of fluid)
2. Obtain a fluid extraction device (siphon, turkey baster, etc.)
3. Fully retract all hydraulic cylinders and jacks.
Process:
1. Using the fluid extraction device, remove one quart of fluid from the power unit reservoir.
2. Add 1/2 quart of the specified fluid.
3. Extend all hydraulic cylinders and jacks fully.
4. Add the remaining amount of the specified fluid.
5. Fully retract all hydraulic cylinders and jacks.
6. Run the Auto-Level feature on the Level-Up system per the instructions found in the Owner's Manual.
NOTE: If the noise persists, the addition of a second quart may be necessary. Follow steps 1 through 6.
Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3



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