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Old 07-07-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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Loud Popping coming from axle

Just picked up my New Whitehawk 28DSBH. When we got it home and were maneuvering it to park, I noticed either the axle or the springs on one side of the camper was making a random, loud snapping or popping noise. Before I left the dealer the technician told me the axles would make a popping noise. This noise seems excessive. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
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Old 07-07-2012, 09:17 PM   #2
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I get that sound occasionally when turning/backing etc. I always thought it was from the hitch/sway bar. could be the dual axels/tires skipping/jumpings as its being manovered around into position? I hear it alot from other campers so figure its common?
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:20 PM   #3
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When you heard the sound, were you turning pretty sharply so that there was a lot of torsion between the two axles? I would expect the strain on a sharp turn to produce that popping sound, but not so much on a fairly shallow turn or especially on a straight-away pull. If the dealer told you to expect that sound you might query them regarding their thoughts on your specific case.

Thanks for posting this. I am picking up my 2013 White Hawk 28DSBH in two weeks. I will keep this info in mind and ask my dealer about it when I pick up the TT.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:32 AM   #4
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I believe the dealer mentioned the torsion between the two axles would cause a popping sound. The problem I had was this popping was happening on level ground with very small turns, backing up and moving forward five feet at a time. I even had my wife just pull it back and forth while I tried to isolate the sound. I could not pinpoint it other than it sounded like it was coming from the driver side axle or leaf springs. It was also very loud which caught my attention. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:04 AM   #5
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Worry only if you hear it going in a straight line .... oh and if you didn't know ALWAYS go straight forward and back a few feet after you have parked your trailer.. This will unbind the springs and wheels..
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Worry only if you hear it going in a straight line .... oh and if you didn't know ALWAYS go straight forward and back a few feet after you have parked your trailer.. This will unbind the springs and wheels..

good advise ^
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #7
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I do get this noise primarily in a straight line. We towed it about 30 miles and are using it for the first time. It pops excessively. I am towing it back to the dealer tomorrow. Can you enlighten me on what the problem may be?
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:12 PM   #8
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I also have the popping noise but only when turning a tight turn . I always thought it was the hitch..... but after reading this I will pay more attention to the trailer axles and springs..... My trailer also creeks a lot.... I hope that is normal too.

Please let us know what you find out from the dealer.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:46 PM   #9
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I have a Whitehawk 28BHDS and i do not have any noise while pulling the trailer. I have a little creaking when turning or turning while backing up, but other than that I do not hear anything. I have greased the ball and lubricated the wdh bars which did reduce the creaking noise a lot. It sounds like something is getting bound up. Be anxious to hear what dealer says.
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:00 AM   #10
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Hello Just joined forum today. We just took delivery of a 2105 White Hawk and it also makes the loud popping noise from the rear axle/suspension area. After talking with the service dept and sending a video, we returned to the dealer immediately. there initial response was that this was normal break in noise. I an not at all satisfied with this answer. There are many similar comments here in this topic. Has anyone received a conclusive answer/solution to this problem; either from a forum member or Jayco?
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