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Old 02-23-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Has anyone out there noticed a popping noise late at night/early morning from the 5th wheel walls/frame? I have listen and at first I thought it was mice, but it was more like a tapping. I am guessing it has to do with the temp changes.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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Search for posts... this is an ongoing issue due to temp changes in the leveling jacks... level the coach every few days and keep the stroke or length from frame to ground as short as possible... that seems to help those that experience this the most.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
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Nothing stops it. Lippert knows about this but has no answer but they say they are working on it. Have done all the suggestions and have three jacks replaced but still popps. Has to do with temp change,contraction of steel parts vs alum in jacks. Just talked to Carl at Lippert last week. He is working on it with Bob. Check out the Heartland forum. More informative posts.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #4
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Thanks. What you say makes sense. Sorry I didn't check the other posts first...kinda new at this.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:54 AM   #5
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Does this noise occur at the front of the coach or all around?
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I think its all around, although I notice it mostly when its quiet in bed.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:41 AM   #7
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As Don suggested, I went over to the Heartland Forum and did a search. It seems that it's most prevalent on a side where the jacks are extended beyond the length of those on the opposite side. Blocking has helped in some cases. Surprisingly, someone found that putting plastic cutting boards under the jack stand allowed "slippage" of the jack pad which in turn, stopped the popping. Ahhh, technology, you gotta' love it.
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As Don suggested, I went over to the Heartland Forum and did a search. *It seems that it's most prevalent on a side where the jacks are extended beyond the length of those on the opposite side. Blocking has helped in some cases. *Surprisingly, someone found that putting plastic cutting boards under the jack stand allowed "slippage" of the jack pad which in turn, stopped the popping. *Ahhh, technology, you gotta' love it.*
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:16 AM   #9
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I will check out those suggestions. The noise is not that bad...I was just curious.

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