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Old 06-17-2012, 08:22 AM   #253
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After read this thread and a few others; that creaking sound emanating from the floor near the shower of my 2010 Flying Cloud 27' FB has me concerned.
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Old 06-17-2012, 08:58 AM   #254
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After read this thread and a few others; that creaking sound emanating from the floor near the shower of my 2010 Flying Cloud 27' FB has me concerned.

Creaking better than squishy...it may be just the floor covering separating.

Suggest an inspection though.

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Gene,I watch the forums and do appreciate the discussions. There are take aways and changes that are implemented based on various topics that appear here ...so thank you for caring and sharing. And there are three sides to every story.
Schu, no doubt there are 3 sides to every story and there are even more. Simple answers are often too simple.

So, what improvements has Airstream made that came from suggestions here on the Forum? What suggestions has Airstream not implemented and why?

The last engagement by the company—on the town hall thread—ended badly for everyone. Why not engage again? Sure, there will be flaming. It can get hot here, but that's business. There is, I believe, more to be gained by debate and discussion than by keeping apart. Airstream and Thor execs come across as "suits" and unresponsive because they present themselves that way. In my 3 trips to JC, I've never seen anyone in a suit, but it's the perception that matters. I don't think the company can afford to stand aside from the Forum.

And then there is the original poster's problem—what is the company story on Mojave's issues?

There are a lot of other questions I can ask, but I am sure you can't answer them unless I come to JC and get you drunk; while that idea has appeal, I can't make it there this year and you are too smart to fall for that one.

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Creaking better than squishy...it may be just the floor covering separating.

Suggest an inspection though.

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Shouldn't some creaking be expected, especially when the stabilizers are not deployed? These are movable objects. The ground underneath is also subject to movement, especially here in the PNW due to the Cascadia faultline.

I have a creak going into the bedroom (no squish). What kind of inspection should I pursue? Thanks.
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"I have a creak going into the bedroom (no squish). What kind of inspection should I pursue?"

I would say the creak is from sitting too long in one position. More exercise is always good. And be thankful it is not a squish eh!

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Shouldn't some creaking be expected, especially when the stabilizers are not deployed? These are movable objects. The ground underneath is also subject to movement, especially here in the PNW due to the Cascadia faultline.

I have a creak going into the bedroom (no squish). What kind of inspection should I pursue? Thanks.
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massey, lol!

I have since searched the forum; the consensus seems to be "live with it" - have the nervous breakdown should a squish be detected.

I'm also trying to tell myself that squeak means some give which isn't always a bad thing. I know airplanes are designed to give a bit.

The creak isn't as loud as it once was, so I can live with it.
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I've had creaky floors in my 05 since new. They come and go, and sometimes shift locations (possibly due to temperature, humidity, gradient, etc.)

I'm not concerned.
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I've had creaky floors in my 05 since new. They come and go, and sometimes shift locations (possibly due to temperature, humidity, gradient, etc.)

I'm not concerned.
tpi, exactly.
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Creaks are mostly ok. Much like the way hardwood creaks on the underlayment of what it is laid on. Most good installers will put rosin paper between the two surfaces to stop this but some don't. I can live with the creaks. If they suddenly stop then I'll start worrying.

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Creaks in a house mean the subfloor is not installed properly or the joists aren't. Braces can be added underneath and more screws or nails in the subfloor. In a trailer, it is probably insufficient fasteners in the subfloor. If you expose the subfloor, additional fasterners may help, but you have to be sure where they are going so as not to pierce something important.

Ours does not creak and I'd rather have creaks than leaks.

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I used to squish, now I don't.......but my creek does leak.

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Gene, does your log home have log floor joists? I remember when we were peeling the logs for Wilderness Log homes they had carpenters that would use chain saws to make a flat surface for flooring and I always wondered how everything lined up. One good thing about using logs is you have plenty of fastening surface. If you have creaks in your house a good trick is to brush some talcum powder over the floor so it goes down between the cracks. This will stop most creaks.

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Hi, my house creaks and my trailer creaks; I guess that's just what you get when you build with wood.

Robert Cross; sounds like you need to see a doctor, soon.
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