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Old 05-27-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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Creaking floor in 28.5 RLS 5th wheel

Just took delivery of a 2013 Jayco Eagle model 28.5 RLS 5th wheel. We agreed to split the difference with the dealer 50/50 to have all the carpet removed from the trailer. The dealer did a fantastic job removing the carpet, but now the floor creaks at the location of the heat vent in front of the bed to the top of the stairs.
Has anyone had this problem, and if it was fixed, how was it done? Is there a way to shore up the underside of the floor in the main bedroom from underneath in the basement?

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Old 05-28-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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Just took delivery of a 2013 Jayco Eagle model 28.5 RLS 5th wheel. We agreed to split the difference with the dealer 50/50 to have all the carpet removed from the trailer. The dealer did a fantastic job removing the carpet, but now the floor creaks at the location of the heat vent in front of the bed to the top of the stairs.
Has anyone had this problem, and if it was fixed, how was it done? Is there a way to shore up the underside of the floor in the main bedroom from underneath in the basement?

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Geez you know...that sounds like the issue we were having with our 28DSBH 2013 Whitehawk. My wife heard the floor crack (more than a creak). It sounded like plywood that had been split. Unsure if this is the same issue but it is in the same general area you describe.
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Old 06-01-2013, 04:28 PM   #3
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I recently shored up the underside of our 30 foot travel trailer. I had taken the bottom cover off initially to add a tank rinser but after opening the bottom I decided to fix everything I could while it was off. The frame rails have braces every 30 inches or so. In one area it was over 4 feet. I knew from reading other posts that overtime our floor would sag in this area. I bought a "C" channel beam that I secured underneath the floor. This may or may not be your problem. The only way to tell is to see what is going on underneath. I also reconfigured the heating vents. What a difference this has made. I no longer have to keep the bathroom door open to get more heat into the rest of the trailer. Also after adding another 3 inches of block insulation the furnace doesn't cycle on and off all the time. I have used less than half the propane I needed before to warm the trailer. Hope this helps.
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