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Old 02-12-2013, 09:12 AM   #1
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What was that VERY loud noise this morning?

At 3:45 this morning we were disturbed by an extremely loud noise, sounding like it was near the bottom of the bed. Sounded like the noise you get if you put too much air into a bicycle tire and it blows up. Both cats shot off the bed, and both of us were wide awake. Have looked all over, inside and out, and can find no evidence of anything that might explain it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

(Did see where N Korea tested another nuclear device this morning.)

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Old 02-12-2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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I get "The Look" from the DW when that happens here....




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I had that when a hinges on the bed storage cover broke away. The weakest link? Installed piano hinge.
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If you have struts aiding in lifting the bed, one of them could have pulled loose. You'll find out when you next lift the bed and find it has 'gained weight.'
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #5
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First things I checked were bed struts, springs on leveling jacks, capacitors on converter, tires for blow outs, outside wall for evidence of a bird collision, water tanks for a blow up, and neighbors' tires. Could find nothing.

(But it's looking like NK's nuclear test might have been at same time, or close to it.)

Curious.

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Have you checked your bicycle tires?

Those things are LOUD when they go POP.
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This is a long shot and doesn't sound much like a tire popping but.... sometimes one of the retract springs on my leveling jacks get twisted just a bit and then will "let loose" as it re-seats itself. This can make a big bang.

Ah, things which go bump in the night.

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At 3:45 this morning we were disturbed by an extremely loud noise, sounding like it was near the bottom of the bed. Sounded like the noise you get if you put too much air into a bicycle tire and it blows up. Both cats shot off the bed, and both of us were wide awake. Have looked all over, inside and out, and can find no evidence of anything that might explain it.

Any ideas or suggestions?

(Did see where N Korea tested another nuclear device this morning.)

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Maybe you're parking air brakes came on. When air pressure drops down they will apply
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No air brakes. Have checked the batteries. Had already checked all tires.

But we just found it!

Two days ago we bought a new wood handled bath brush. Brush head separates from handle, held on by friction. Looks like the head fell off the handle and landed on the hard shower floor, making a very loud bang.

Actually, I'm veryglad to find out what it was, and relieved to figure out it wasn't the NK's.

Thanks to all for your help.

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Ahh, ghosts messing about in the bathroom. We have those too.
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That's the RVer's motto. "What was that NOISE?"
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I get "The Look" from the DW when that happens here....




Sorry, couldn't help myself.
Geez I almost spit my coffee on that one.
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Glad you found the source of the noise. My thought was a flat tire on one of the duals. I would give each one a kick before moving just in case. A flat dual is not always obvious.
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