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Old 05-05-2021, 12:51 PM   #1
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Question 2006 Camelot Floor making popping noise.

The last few times we have parked our 2006 Monaco Camelot, we hear a popping noise when leveling automatically. It sounds like the top of a 55 gallon metal drum flexing with a pressure change, if that makes sense. We have travelled some nasty highways with bumps, twists and dips. I do not hear any popping or creaking while driving.

I noticed the bathroom door not latching properly because the bolt is not horizontally centered in the strike plate.

Nothing else is visible as far as being out of alignment.
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Monaco products, model years 2000 to sometime in the teens, can have the "beltrail" joint loosen. The "beltrail" joint is the one between the sidewall and the roof (although at the ends the front and rear caps are included). On the passenger side that joint is behind the awning rail.

What typically happens is water enters the beltrail cover and rusts out the screws that go through the joint. The screws fail as the coach flexes, allowing water inside the wall.

I would examine the beltrail on both sides. Look for places where the cover is popping loose. Our coach's beltrail failure had two symptoms: 1) a leak in the front passenger window area, and 2) a sharp popping sound above the entry door when getting underway (from having been on the levelers).

Another source of structural distortion could be from the frame and suspension. I have read of broken welds causing frame/suspension members to shift out of position. It probably would be worthwhile to have a shop look under your coach, if that's work you wouldn't usually do.

These are "shots in the dark," and probably don't apply to your situation, but you never know.
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I also have a 2006 Camelot but PDQ and have the same “drum pop sound” during leveling.Unfortunately I don’t know the cause but it has been there for the 6-7 years we have owned it.
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I also have a 2006 Camelot but PDQ and have the same “drum pop sound” during leveling.Unfortunately I don’t know the cause but it has been there for the 6-7 years we have owned it.
Do you have jacks or air only? Sound could be coming from the jacks/hydro system, possibly.

I have air only leveling and do seem to have an issue.
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Do you have jacks or air only? Sound could be coming from the jacks/hydro system, possibly.

I have air only leveling and do seem to have an issue.
It has jacks. It sounds like the noise is coming from the rear floor area as the jacks take the load off the air bags. I guess I could narrow the area down if I can get my wife to level the coach while I listen. It may take a few cycles to narrow it down.
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It has jacks. It sounds like the noise is coming from the rear floor area as the jacks take the load off the air bags. I guess I could narrow the area down if I can get my wife to level the coach while I listen. It may take a few cycles to narrow it down.
Look closely at the welds while you are back there.

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