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Old 06-02-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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Make it stop! Please!

So, an annoying sound has popped up in recent months. It never lasted too long nor did it annoy me to the point that I wanted to scream. Until this morning. In the wee hours this morning, the noise lasted for about 35 minutes (the longest it has ever lasted). Perhaps it's because I'm in my 9th month of pregnancy and lots of things bother me right now, but while my dear husband slept through the noise, I was removing cushions from the couch trying to identify what this noise could possibly be. I looked like a mad woman.

I've attached a picture of where the sound is coming from. We have a 23' International CCD and it's under the seat in the front left corner of the trailer. It sounds like a really slow (but loud) turn signal. First, what is under this seat? Second, any thoughts on what the sound might be?

Please, help this crazy pregnant woman out!
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:56 AM   #2
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Many of your electrical connections are located under that bankette, along with the battery disconnect solenoid, water tank and water pump.

My guess would be a bad disconnect solenoid or auto-reset circuit breaker, but it could be many things. There should be an access hatch on the top to get to the wiring.

Check it out and see if you can feel the clicking, or find an overly warm/hot component in there.

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Old 06-02-2010, 09:34 AM   #3
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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Just a long shot here since the location is not quite right.
If you happen to be hooked up many brake controllers send a pulse to the brakes every second or so which makes a clicking noise that can be heard when it is quiet.
I have seen several folks look for what they thought was water dripping only to have it go away when the tow vehicle is disconnected.
Like I say, a long shot on that one
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:29 PM   #5
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I'm with Lewster on this one. Some thermal overload / circuit breakers such as Klixon brand make a definite clicking as they cycle ... this from the Klixon / Sensata website:

"Using a bimetal snap–acting disc as the sensing and actuating element, Klixon thermal circuit breakers feature trouble–free over–current protection for harsh environments. Our broad product line allows design engineers the flexibility to select the circuit breaker which best fits the application.

Klixon offers a wide choice of thermal circuit breakers ideally suited for rugged applications.


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Could be that this is what A/S or the mfr. of your converter uses for over-current / over temp. protection.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:54 PM   #6
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Camping in your 9th month of pregnancy? - you Maverick you!

your husband is a lucky guy & it sounds like a good sleeper too.

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Old 09-04-2010, 03:17 PM   #7
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If you had a slow leak in water pump, releasing pressure, it would kick on until system pressurized and quit, starting up shortly depending on how bad the valve leak is.
Selenoid would have clicking sound but it shouldn't stop unless you change electrical usage.
Probably won't bother you in less than a month, you will have other noises to hide it.
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When you have your baby the noise will cease......or be drowned out by baby noises. Congratulations.

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