Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Haunted by kitchen floor squeak, RVer seeks help.


By Chris Dougherty

Chris Dougherty is a certified RV technician. Here is a letter he received from a reader while he was serving as’s technical editor.

Dear Chris,
We have a 2006 Newmar Kountry Aire model 37 “KSWB” which we purchased new. The living room floor in the center of the trailer, in front of the stove to in front of the kitchen sink, squeaks and is getting worse. What is the fix? —Charlie

Dear Charlie,

rv floor frame
Heating duct in RV floor framing. Keystone RV.

It’s impossible to tell for sure from here; however, this is usually due to a seam in the floor decking, and depending on the design, this can be where a heating duct is cut or built into the floor.

Unfortunately there is no easy fix for this. The flooring will have to be removed, and a closer examination will determine what the best fix is to stabilize whatever is squeaking and ‘giving’ in the floor.


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