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Old 04-03-2018, 12:50 PM   #1
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Sounds like disc bursts

I have a 2013 redwoodmb. I bought it used last year. When in the bedroom the sound is like something bursting right near where the front landing gear is. It actually shakes the RV and sounds like a shotgun from the inside. I have sat outside to try to figure out what it was and from there it sounds more like a creaking sound. The person i purchased it from had a stabilizer on the front, I am assuming for this reason, but it did not prevent this. Has anyone experienced this? I hope I describled it well. Any ideas? Thank you.
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:39 PM   #2
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Does it sound like a popping noise or muffled gun shot? If so it is likely one of the hydraulic landing pads. It is a little unnerving at times. There are solutions on the site somewhere!
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Yep, it sounds like a muffled shot gun sound from the inside.
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:52 PM   #4
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Yes that sounds like what it is. When all the old retired folks have a couple cups of coffee you will be overwhelmed with solutions! It is not a big concern and does not indicate a problem. Below is Lipperts solution.

https://www.lci1.com/images/support/lipsheet/0295.pdf
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Old 04-03-2018, 02:22 PM   #5
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Thank you. Good to know the legs are not going to collapse! I read on the forum that others have used snap pads, pricey, and changed out the oil. Talked to my rv service guy and he said he has never heard of anyone changing their fluid. Who knows! I will wait to see what others say. Thanks so much for your help! Yes, the sound is unnerving!!
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:23 PM   #6
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Remove approximately1 quart of the hydraulic fluid & replace with an anti stiction oil, 15w motorcycle fork oil. All slides & jacks will have to be retracted before adding oil as to not overfill the reservoir, which should be within 1/4" to 1/2" from the fill hole when full. After replacing the quart of oil cycle the slides & jacks a few times, this will eventually eliminate most of the popping & creaking, extreme temperature changes will still cause it occasionally.
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Old 04-03-2018, 04:42 PM   #7
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Adding the anti stiction oil will help a bunch but I still have some noise after sitting for awhile. Another thing I did to help was to make some wooden pads from 2x10's and place them under the pads. Actually I screwed two 2x10x10's together and use two of these under each pad(about 6 inches total), especially the rear four pads. The idea is to limit the amount the legs are extended.
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