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Old 06-10-2015, 08:05 PM   #1
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Hello new to the forum, new to owning a trailer. We were excited to pick up our trailer from Lonestar RV on 45 North in Houston which left a lot to be desired as it turns out. Not impressed with the whole walk through. But I am mechanically inclined and can finger most things out with forums,youtube etc and asking others help. Well just got home and it pulled fine but when I went to back up it was making a metal clanking from the hubs either bearings or brakes so looks like I have to turn around and take it back. Or is there a Jayco road crew that would come out and do the repairs. Do not know if I should pull it back down there or tell them to come get it. I just know its not normal. Any advice experince would be appreciated. Thanks in advance Dan bummed out in Magnolia
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:24 PM   #2
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Welcome aboard.
You may want to wait till you have a bit from the many people here on this forum and perhaps describe what the noises you heard in more detail if possible.
Dual axle trailers tend to make metal clanking and popping sounds when you are backing them up, and it may sound like it is coming from the bearings or brakes. This could be possible and normal. Since when backing up, you are using a combination of the gas pedal and the brake pedal and trailer brakes being electric will be engaging and disengaging, which could be a metal clanking noise. Also, WDH bars tend to make noises as well, along with what I call the walking beams (that's what we called them when I worked on semi trucks dual axles (10 wheel dumps, etc.)) which is the bracket unit between the two axle springs. When backing up and turning, even small maneuvers they bind and make noises a bit. They will even do it moving forward. They are designed to do this.
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Thanks NVGUN I did a search after posting and came up with the springs and axle popping is common. I have a landscape trailer with dual axles but it never made all that noise. We love the new trailer and was kind of bummed but after reading the search I did and your response feel a little better thanks again. Anyone with the same TT have the same issue?
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Hi from another 2015 19rd owner.

Biggest head ache so far is the lack of kitchen counters.

A glitch with the fridge has been fixed.

Your own mechanical skills will serve you well over the time of your ownership of an RV.
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Hello Mike
So do your springs or axles pop when backing in at a turn? The salesman or make ready guy never mentioned it even after telling him we were first timers.
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I've heard that it is a common thing on tandem axle trailers when things get tight.

It hasn't happened to me, yet because I don't have the WDH set up and I use all the room I want to maneuver the trailer into a parking spot.

Our wilderness campsite has a circular approach.

At home I'm the one that has to fix the lawn, so I have no qualms about using them to make things easy.
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I cut down a cutting board to fit the sink to make more counter space: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...mod-27604.html
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Thanks Mike

I am thinking the WDH has something to do with it. Just trying to determine before morning if I have a real problem or if it is nothing to worry about. Going to load up tomorrow for a trip to the beach maiden voyage.
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Dan,

Welcome to the Forum!

WDHs make all kinds of noise when backing up. this is normal. when you get her packed up for your trip, pull it forward with someone listening and see if there is any noise and if so, where it comes from.

You might then back it up a little, turning it if you have room and again have someone listen for noise and where it comes from. If it is the WDH, have a great maiden voyage!

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I am thinking the WDH has something to do with it. Just trying to determine before morning if I have a real problem or if it is nothing to worry about. Going to load up tomorrow for a trip to the beach maiden voyage.
Welcome to the forum.

Sometimes knowing what trailer and WDH you have will help folks give more specific information.

I have a Equal-i-zer brand WDH and they are known (notorious?) for the noises when backing up or making sharp turns... like in a campground. I believe that other brands with separate sway controls, the sway control should be removed before backing.
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