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Old 11-02-2015, 09:37 PM   #1
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27FB floor squeaks

We are looking at a new 2015 International 27FB. When we walk around the bed, the floor squeaks near the wall. Is this normal?

In our current 23D, there is cabinetry & furniture against the walls, so we can only walk down the centre. There are no squeaks. Is it normal to hear squeaks as you near the walls when walking around a queen bed?

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Old 11-02-2015, 11:37 PM   #2
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Ours has no squeaks near the wall but I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Maybe because it's new, or because the stabilizers are not down. The frame will flex slightly as you walk through it, the stabilizers will help support it.
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Old 11-02-2015, 11:48 PM   #3
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Our bedroom floor squeaks a bit near the TV sometimes. It's a little annoying, but it hasn't gotten any worse. We tried a little silicone lubricant at the base of the wall and that seemed to help for a little while.
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Old 11-03-2015, 05:24 AM   #4
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I had the same worry in my 28W in the rear bedroom and when I searched in the forums, found a few people seeing the exact same thing - and it seems it coincides with the location of a join between two sheets of plywood subfloor. There's also another one near my kitchen stove.
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:37 AM   #5
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I think that a squeak in a new high end trailer would bother me just a little bit (why I bought a vintage one, LOL where squeaks means she's alive). Anyway, you could look at a different example of your model and see if it squeaks and purchase that one if it doesn't. Isolate where its squeaking, have the dealer drop that belly-pan section and have them place a wedge and silicone between the support and subfloor, like you would with house floor joists, better luck with dealer if you do this before purchasing. Of course after all that trouble, it would most likely squeak somewhere else. Finally, turn up the stereo, worked when my car made funny noises in high school. Hope this helps a bit, good luck with your new A/S!!!
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Thank you to all. It really is unsettling to hear this on a new trailer. However, it makes sense if there is a joint between two sheets of plywood. The squeaks occur in the same spot on both sides of the trailer next to the bed. We will examine it hard again on the weekend (if it is still there). Unfortunately, we can't compare it to any others. It is the only 27FB on the lot.

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When you go back to take a look put the stabilizers down to simulate normal use. And our experience is outside temperature can make a difference in expansion and contraction of the assembly, especially the shell and underbody panels, possibly even storage tank levels.

This summer our underbelly panels offered thunder whenever we walked across the floor, now it's cooler and they are silent.
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