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Old 05-27-2011, 12:53 PM   #1
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And while I'm obsessing about stuff . . .

I've noticed that when pulling out of our storage place that is paved with crushed rock, I can hear what sounds like chain dragging. I have repeatedly checked my safety chains and they are not dragging. I think maybe it is either my stabilizer feet rattling around, or the chrome cups on my wheels which i noticed when changing tires just fit inside the wheel with a small lip and would appear loose enough to rattle and perhaps make the sound. I don't seem to hear it once I have hit smooth pavement.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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Rock stuck in the tires flying off and hitting the wheel wells? my guess, jim
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Someone in the passenger seat grinding her teeth?
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:39 PM   #4
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You know, Gringo, that could be it. After all it is "her" AS. But one thing about it, when I'm backing it in to storage I never have to worry about putting a dent in it because DW doesn't want any nicks in her baby.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:28 PM   #5
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My trailer came with wheel lugnuts that were steel but had a stainless steel "cover" over them ... looked like regular lugnuts but weren't ... and the covers got loose as they got a bit worn from removal and reinstallation, and once they were slightly loose, they would make odd little noises as the wheels rotated - but onlly at very low speeds. Drove me nearly crazy until I figured it out. Got new wheels with solid lugnuts - voila! no more little noises.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #6
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p.s. you might want to walk alongside the trailer as "she" drives slowly along, just to make sure where it's coming from and that it's not a wheel bearing going out.
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well, that beats my next suggestion which was to hang under the axles like a cowboy in a runaway stagecoach scene while she runs the trailer over a set of speed bumps at about 45...
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Thanks Airdream for the "constructive" suggestion.

Gringo, as one of my colleagues used to say . . . That's an idea... not a good one, but an idea just the same.
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I just added them so I know...

Did you get Centramatics on your new Airstream? If so, those ARE little beads rattling around at slow speed.

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Paula, I can rule out Centramatics. Changed the tires this past weekend so I've seen the drums... nothing fancy attached there.
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We have, over the years, moved a great deal of gravel from our driveway onto the paved road with our tires—sometimes they hit the wheel well or other metal and make noise. Or, it is Morley dragging his chain, but that's usually around Christmas.

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or the hearing aids down.
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