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Old 09-16-2020, 04:02 PM   #1
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My 21C (2019) has a bit of a creaky floor in just one spot. Between the corner of the bed and the sink or entry door is a spot that creaks a little when you step on it. Do others have similar little creaks and groans in the floor, and is there anything that can be done about it (other than eating more salads)? It's not a huge issue of course but might be nice to remedy if possible. I"m not willing to pull up the flooring or anything that extreme.
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Old 09-16-2020, 04:16 PM   #2
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I find re-leveling or moving the trailer a little helps with creaks, or maybe that just works on my knees..........
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:10 PM   #3
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This is a known issue. It happens with our 21 as well.

Check out the Squeaky Creaky Floor thread.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:47 PM   #4
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My 21C (2019) has a bit of a creaky floor in just one spot. Between the corner of the bed and the sink or entry door is a spot that creaks a little when you step on it. Do others have similar little creaks and groans in the floor, and is there anything that can be done about it (other than eating more salads)? It's not a huge issue of course but might be nice to remedy if possible. I"m not willing to pull up the flooring or anything that extreme.
Our new 21 did the same thing, in the same spot.... almost sounded like the subfloor wasn't adhered well to the underlying fiberglass (sounds like the fiberglass mat didn't have enough resin in it) It seemed to have gone away after a couple of months.
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Old 09-17-2020, 02:03 AM   #5
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Old 09-17-2020, 07:00 AM   #6
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When I asked Tammy a few years back, she said it wasn't actually the floor, but the joint between the bed frame & floor. In any case, it doesn't seem to be a problem after 710 nights in the trailer...
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Old 09-17-2020, 07:42 AM   #7
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When I asked Tammy a few years back, she said it wasn't actually the floor, but the joint between the bed frame & floor. In any case, it doesn't seem to be a problem after 710 nights in the trailer...
Jon, you hit it on the head - it's not the flooring. My trailer had the same creaking noises but I fixed it by a redo on the bed framing. The Escape framing was just stapled together and very weak. Reinforcing the bed framing with solid glued joints properly supported eliminated the creaks.
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