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Old 11-14-2017, 08:58 AM   #1
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Groaning sound

I receintly purchased a 2011 23 ft international. When we trailered it home all was well now after about 1000 miles when ever we are making a sharp turn a groaning sound is heard from the trailer. I am stumped has anyone else had this issue?

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Old 11-14-2017, 09:06 AM   #2
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Frame flex, weight distribution or the sound I make every time I have spend another $250 on mine.


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Old 11-14-2017, 09:09 AM   #3
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My sway control hitch makes this type of noise on sharp, low speed turns. I just turn up the radio:-)
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:11 AM   #4
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Gas station egg salad will cause that. Be sure and stay hydrated.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by john engel View Post
when ever we are making a sharp turn a groaning sound is heard from the trailer. I am stumped has anyone else had this issue?
What hitch are you using? I have a Equalizer and it makes a terrible noise at slow speeds. That's it's way of letting you know the anti-sway is working.
Or, you snagged a homeless guy who was sleeping near your frame.
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Old 11-14-2017, 11:11 AM   #6
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Lube it!

My trailer sounded like a T-Rex until I started lubing it regularly:

I recommend getting the sway bracket jackets too - one less thing to lube / helps you stay less greasy when removing the hitch.

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