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Old 06-22-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Squeeking Noise

Ok, I have a friend thats presently heading out west pulling a 2002 16' Scamp. He sent me a text and said the camper is making a squeeking noise when he takes off from a stopped position when he hits the gas. Thats all I know. He's worried something is wrong. I know not much to go on; but any ideas?
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Brakes or bearings, unplug the electricial connector to trailer will eliminate the brakes. Still squeaking I'd be looking at the bearings.
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Old 06-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #3
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squeeks

Another thing to check grease on the ball. If you haven't repacked the bearings this season you could have a problem.
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Old 06-23-2013, 08:38 AM   #4
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Until this is figured out and if it's the bearings STOP MOVING. More than one trailer owner had to replace the entire axle due to a seized bearing. Let's hope it something simple like the hitch ball....
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Old 06-23-2013, 10:31 AM   #5
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Could it just be the ball mount moving in the hitch. A couple other people here had complained about noise, but it was more of a clunking, a hitch tightener solved their problems. A squeaking noise when starting up could also be the trailer brakes dragging or not releasing, assuming he was at a stop light with his foot on the brake, then takes off when the light turns green and the brakes aren't releasing right away. Best bet is jack up a wheel at a time and spin it while listening for noise, then have someone activate the brakes and release them and spin wheel again, check for dragging or noise.
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Problem solved

My friend texted me and said it ended up being a bad universal joint on his truck. Wasn't the Scamp after all. Thanks to all that responded.
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Whew. Glad your friend got it figured out with no further damage.
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