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Old 08-14-2016, 04:21 PM   #1
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Clanking sound on lower floor

After the weather had been dry for a long time, the living area floor started making clinking sounds at each step we took. Then it started raining and after the second day of rain there was no more noise. Anyone else experience this and/or have any idea what this could possibly be?

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Old 08-15-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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I'm not sure by what your interpretation of a clinking sound would be, but you stated that it happened in very dry climate. I'm assuming it stopped when humidity got higher. It quite possibly is your subfloor shrunk when in the dry area then swelled back up when humidity rose up. A lot of higher end trailer floors are bolted through the frame (not screwed to frame) at points you can tighten to correct a floor that seems loose and can make a clinking or clunking, sometime a squeaking noise around floor cabinets. But be aware if you tighten to much it can do the opposite in humid weather. Your thread states you have a 2015 Mobile Suites, if this is correct it may still be covered under warranty. I would call them and ask them about this. If your just out of warranty period ask them about a good will gesture to find and fix it for you. I would call them anyway so you have it on file with them, if it happens again. I hope I didn't confuse you more. The sound needs to be heard from a technician that knows how to work on floors, or someone from the factory. If it is still making the noise now, video tape it so they can hear it. Sometimes it won't happen when you bring it in to be checked. Sorry for long post. In end, since it such a new rig I would call Mobile Suites.

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Old 08-16-2016, 05:27 AM   #3
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I would suspect that what you are hearing is as pointed out above. Wood which is used for floorboards expands and contracts depending on the humidity. We have one floorboard in the bedroom of our 5er that moves that way. We don't like it, but it is a quirk of ours.

Another point - ours had a light jingling noise particularly when we walked around the LR/kitchen. I spent virtually hours snugging fasteners anywhere found. I replaced the original dry, worn out spring shackles with wet bolts this spring at about 15,000 miles. No more jingles.
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