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Old 11-16-2022, 05:24 PM   #1
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Cool Squeaky floors

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We have a six month old Twilight 2690. The floors have started to squeak already
The floors are plywood covered in in cheap vinyl. I assume that they squeak because the the under floor is loose but not sure how to check because the underside is sealed

Shirt if ripping up the vinyl any thoughts on how to stop this noise?

We do make sure the trailer is level so that is not the cause

Thanks in advance for any and all thoughts
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Old 11-17-2022, 07:17 AM   #2
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Check with the dealer about a warranty fix. A stick and brick house uses a thick paper between floor layers to quiet floors. I don't know about Twilight floors.
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Old 11-17-2022, 08:36 AM   #3
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The plywood is probably tongue and groove sheets that are just stapled to the floor joists. The trailer twists and turns while moving. This causes the flooring to loosen slightly and move. Temperature and humidity changes will also cause floors to squeak.

One other thing. Do not try to level the trailer with the stabilizer jacks. That will also twist the frame.
We live in western PA and now that winter weather is upon us, our house floors are making a lot of noise. Lower humidity causes the wood to shrink.
Removing the vinyl is a major job since it was installed before any cabinets were in place. Screwing the flooring down could cause more problems since it needs to move with the twisting of the frame while traveling.
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Old 11-19-2022, 08:40 AM   #4
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Cheap construction. The frame lacks rigidity and/or the subfloor is not well-attached to it. Often both of those. The more the frame underneath twists and shifts during travel or leveling, the more the subfloor moves. As others have said, sometimes screwing the subfloor down works for awhile, but the movement can loosen it up again.

Twilight advertises their great construction and high quality, so file a warranty claim. Maybe they will actually do something about it, but don't be surprised if you get the run-around from dealer or factory.
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Not sure if you have leveled but anything more than a couple inches side to side should be done with tires on leveling blocks. Front to back rocks on the axles .
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They either didn't apply subfloor adhesive or did it sparingly or the fasteners are not holding. Or a combo of all of the above. IOW shoddy install.
Even pulling the bottom cover off won't show you much. I believe that most TT's that have a bottom cover still have some sort of protection for the subfloor since it should have insulation right under the plywood. That insulation needs protected from moisture.
Short of removing all the vynal I don't see a way to fix the squeaks without tearing out all the insulation and screwing the joists up to the plywood which is backwards.
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