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Old 03-23-2012, 01:08 PM   #21
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No problems with mine. Do you have any fluid leaks around the jacks or front compartment where all the hydraulics are? Also is the popping coming from a single jack?
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Old 03-23-2012, 02:48 PM   #22
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It almost sounds like air in the system. How much have you used it? If it hasn't been used much, you might want to cycle all the jacks a few times, making sure that there is sufficient fluid in the tank. We've had two problems with our system, the control panel power button became difficult to get the system energized and we had a rear jack develop a leak. Both items were replaced under warranty. After having the system for going on 2 years I can't imagine another unit without it.
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Old 03-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #23
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Hi Happy Camper, I don't believe the popping sounds come from the jacks, but rather from the leaf springs attached to the axels, at least that's where heard ours.
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Old 03-23-2012, 04:42 PM   #24
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We have had our 36FL since December 2011 and use it full time. We get the popping sound from our jacks as well. There are no leaks that I can see and the jacks have been cycled weekly since we took delivery. The farther the jacks extended, the more prevalent the popping. I can't isolate it to one jack in particular and just figured it was the nature of the beast and I'll have to live with it.
The trailer has never had to be re-leveled so I don't think the jacks are bleeding down.
I'll be following this thread to see if it's a real problem or just a nuisance.
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:05 PM   #25
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We have a 36 FB. We were in it all summer from May to October. We also had the popping sound coming from the front jacks and middle jacks. The trailer was releveled several times thinking this might be the cause. It was pretty annoying. It could be heard from inside the trailer.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:50 PM   #26
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Hi all,

I have no first hand experience, so take this for what it is worth...

I have been reading all these posts and the posts over on the Heartland User Forum for some time. On the Heartland forum this problem was discussed with their "Self leveling system" too. The conclusion was that the "popping" sound was from the pads sticking to the asphalt, or concrete surface at the campground and then slipping ever so little so that it "popped".

There was no harm or damage being done and it was just the way it was. Some people said that they placed a plastic cutting board under the pads and it allowed the pad to slide and eliminated the noise.

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Old 03-23-2012, 08:55 PM   #27
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Kwire...thanks for the info
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #28
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When do these sounds happen, when leveling, or after you have been set up awhile?
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:37 PM   #29
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Ours makes the popping sounds after it has been set up for a while.
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:40 PM   #30
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Does it make the popping sounds on all surfaces or only on solid surfaces like concrete and asphalt.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:52 AM   #31
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Ours "pops" on all surfaces. We are on a gravel pad at a state park now and the jacks on the door side are extended enough to almost raise the tires off the ground. The popping has been more noticeable here than most other places we've camped.
The popping isn't just something you hear. You can feel it as well.
I originally thought hydraulic fluid was leaking past a valve and back into the reservoir. Then when enough fluid, and thereby pressure, had leaked back, a jack would retract with a "pop".
If that is what's happening it's never been enough to cause an out of level situation.

btw... the popping happens whether you're moving around the trailer or sitting still. I've heard it while sitting outside with no one inside.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:55 AM   #32
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That is interesting I will ask about this at the factory on Thursday, thanks for the info.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:08 AM   #33
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Cool. I'm sure we'd all like to know what causes the popping.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:47 AM   #34
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KR2011,

We have a 36FB. Ours sits on a gravel pad with concrete blocks under the front 2 jacks. The 4 other jacks sit on the large pads made for motor homes, very heavy pads. We can hear the popping inside the trailer. It's really annoying and worrisome. You can actually stand outside the trailer beside the front jacks and push on the side of the trailer by hand and make it pop. We know that the trailer is sitting level. Any information you can get at the factory would very much be appreciated!! Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:57 AM   #35
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KR2011,

We have a 36FB. Ours sits on a gravel pad with concrete blocks under the front 2 jacks. The 4 other jacks sit on the large pads made for motor homes, very heavy pads. We can hear the popping inside the trailer. It's really annoying and worrisome. You can actually stand outside the trailer beside the front jacks and push on the side of the trailer by hand and make it pop. We know that the trailer is sitting level. Any information you can get at the factory would very much be appreciated!! Thanks in advance!
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We have not experienced this issue yet with our 36RL but then we have only been able to spend a week plus a few evenings in the coach. I would recommend contacting customer service (Brian Emmons) at Redwood and let them know what your are experiencing.



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The pictures you want to use must be on a web site such as photobucket. In your member control panel, you must link to the location of picture. Avatars need to be 64x64. As for the picture in the signature, you do the same, but it can be larger than 64x64. Hope this helps. As I said earlier, it was a trial and error thing before I got it right.
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Old 03-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #37
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I asked this same question here:

http://www.redwood-rv.com/forum/foru...your-signature


Hope it helps... if not, send me a message and I will walk you through the process
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #38
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I have been in touch with Brian Emmons and he recommended that I cycle the jacks 5 times, wait a short time and then 5 more times. I will let all know if it helps as I plan on doing this tomorrow.

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Old 03-26-2012, 12:37 AM   #39
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Well, we still have popping. I do not see any leaks. I guess I am back at zero and waiting to hear what the facotry has to say about this.
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I would call Lippert instead of the factory, they may have better answers.
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