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    New frame noise when walking on floor

    We have a 2020 reflection 315 rlts. Just recently i have noticed a noise from underneath the floor when walking on it. It kind of sounds like a kettle drum or metallic echo. I am concerned about my floor or frame. We've had no leaks or any damage to the trailer. Suggestions?

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    In what part of the trailer does walking result in this noise?

    Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    In what part of the trailer does walking result in this noise?

    Rob
    The front bedroom mostly but often down to the hallway outside the bath. So the front half.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AWA315RLTS View Post
    The front bedroom mostly but often down to the hallway outside the bath. So the front half.
    Squeaks from the OSB flooring are pretty common, but I've not heard anyone describe a noise like yours. Since we are "fiver" people, I'm also not familiar with the flooring construction of the Reflection travel trailers. If the floor joists are aluminum (as they are in the fifth wheels in that area), there could be a cracked weld on a joist or something. I would suggest calling Grand Design Customer Service with your VIN and talk it through with them.

    Rob
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    2012 F350 DRW CC LB Lariat PS 6.7
    2020 Solitude 310GK-R, MORryde IS, disc brakes,
    Sailun LRG tires, solar, DP windows, W/D
    (Previously in a Reflection 337RLS)
    Full time since 08/2015

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    Good chance it's the power stabilizer jacks
    2018 Reflection 315RLTS
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    What about the stabilizer jacks? Defective? Not put down correctly? I can believe the jacks could be the issue. I will raise them and see what happens
    Thanks to everyone

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    I wouldn't say defective. I think it's just the nature of the power stabilizers. They are only mounted to the frame on the ends, but can flex in the middle. We get the occasional weird noise from time to time.
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    thank you alll who replied to my question. I had to much pressure on the stabilizers. Eased up on it and the warp sound went away!

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    Cool Osb or plywood flooring?

    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    Squeaks from the OSB flooring are pretty common, but I've not heard anyone describe a noise like yours. Since we are "fiver" people, I'm also not familiar with the flooring construction of the Reflection travel trailers. If the floor joists are aluminum (as they are in the fifth wheels in that area), there could be a cracked weld on a joist or something. I would suggest calling Grand Design Customer Service with your VIN and talk it through with them.

    Rob

    Please correct me if I am wrong. Arenít all Grand Design model floor constructed out of plywood? Irrespective of bumper or 5th wheel type.
    I know all GD roof sheathing is OSB.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulligan View Post
    Please correct me if I am wrong. Aren’t all Grand Design model floor constructed out of plywood? Irrespective of bumper or 5th wheel type.
    I know all GD roof sheathing is OSB.

    Thanks
    According to one of the GD factory-trained moderators on another forum (who happens to be an engineer), it's OSB - stronger than plywood.

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    2012 F350 DRW CC LB Lariat PS 6.7
    2020 Solitude 310GK-R, MORryde IS, disc brakes,
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    (Previously in a Reflection 337RLS)
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