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Old 08-22-2019, 06:35 PM   #1
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Squeaky Floor:2017 Airstream 22FB Sport-WHY?

this week our floor started to squeak.
it only squeaks at one spot
on the floor just right of the fridge and left of the uwave

no squeaks before, just this week
i cant see anything underneath
i cant located to anything specific.

it sounds like the wooden floors in an old house

any ideas?
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:25 AM   #2
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Our 2017 16' Sport does it too.
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Old 08-23-2019, 09:36 AM   #3
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Squeaky Floor

Our 2017, 25' Flying Cloud does it too. No big deal.
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Old 08-23-2019, 10:23 AM   #4
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When I went to inspect our 2019 27FB before pickup, it had a squeaky floor in the bedroom. I asked the salesman to have service see about fixing it before delivery. He called in a couple days and said it was a simple fix and he would show us when we picked up the trailer.

It is a simple fix and I have had some squeaks appear since delivery.

On our trailer, there is a grey molding that runs along the floor against the wall. Just loosen the screws near the squeak. You can play with loosening and retightening the screws and this will usually correct the issue. At least until you get a new squeak somewhere else.
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Old 08-24-2019, 10:48 AM   #5
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One spot in our 23D as well.... plywood subfloor.
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Old 08-24-2019, 11:38 AM   #6
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Wood expands and contracts with changes in humidity. Perhaps summer temperatures have produced some drying and accompanying shrinking of the plywood floor. What was tightly butted together now has a slight gap and squeaks.

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Old 08-24-2019, 06:14 PM   #7
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squeaky floors

I had squeaks in our 2017 27' FB International Signature also. The dealer loosened the molding, and squirted in a little baby powder. That fixed the problem. As to the sub floor movement; they use plywood because it does NOT expand nor contract. The grain of the layers are laid perpendicular to each other, and therefore it will not move at all.
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Old 08-24-2019, 07:13 PM   #8
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My 2013 27FB has lots of squeaks. Getting old sucks.
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As to the sub floor movement; they use plywood because it does NOT expand nor contract. The grain of the layers are laid perpendicular to each other, and therefore it will not move at all.
With changes in its internal water content, wood will expand and contract across and parallel to the grain. The changes parallel to the grain are only a fraction of those across. The cross-laid structure of plywood takes advantage of the small changes parallel to the grain, but those changes do occur. To change from no squeak to squeaking can be due to shrinkage of only a couple of hundredths of an inch over several feet of plywood. The thickness of plywood will also change with moisture content, but would probably not cause squeaking.

The point? I don't think Waninae39's squeaks are important.

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