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Old 05-20-2015, 09:06 PM   #1
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Rv shaking like in earth quake

Ok, so this probably makes me sound crazy but, I was staying in Moses lake Washington last night and I was awoke to the RV shaking for about 3 secs at midnight and then again around 3am. A loud thud was also heard. My first idea was kids playing around in the park, but I failed to see anyone when I went outside. Then maybe people throwing rocks as they drive by as I was backed in close to the road. This was also ruled out. I searched earth quakes and non were recorded last night. Anyone else experience this before?


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Old 05-20-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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Rv shaking like in earth quake

Not sure on what it can be either but maybe the jacks are leaking off. Maybe some air in the lines?? Or maybe just the better half Passin gas??

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Old 05-20-2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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Yeah ... when I had a trailer, the shaking was caused by a bear trying to get at my BBQ inside - and it was at 3:00 am.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:17 PM   #4
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I had a moose scratching it's hip on the corner of my rig, felt like an earthquake.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:55 PM   #6
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I had this same thing happen and discovered one of the rear jacks was over extended. I cut some 2 x 4 blocks which now go under the jacks before I level. This stopped the problem.
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High wind gusts can cause that.

I just checked the weather history and there were gusts up to 27 mph yesterday at Moses Lake.

However at midnight and 3am they were around 3 to 8mph.
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Jacks! That's probably it. Thanks


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Old 05-21-2015, 02:27 AM   #9
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Hello,
I have from time to time head a popping sound in my jacks with the coack jerking a little. If you search on popping jacks you will find a number of threads touch on this. Power gear says that it can be caused by temperature changes and fluid expansion/contraction. Mine does only seem to happen on cold nights. There may be nothing at all wrong with your system. If it is a problem I saw you can change the fluid in the system to Mercron V and it will help. I can't personally vouch for that though. Some of the other poster's ideas could be the ticket as well.
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I wish I had adult beverages after driving across South Dakota with those 30-40 mph head/crosswinds.

Thanks everyone, in leant something new in here everyday.


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I like the moose-scratching-butt theory... even if it's not the truth, it's a lot better story to tell around the campfire
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Did u have a young couple in the MH next to yours. .... u know if this MH rockin, Don't bother knockin...
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I have had wind gust do that.,but the other night it was a raccoon looked out the window just in time to see him run off.
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