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Squeaks
« on: May 01, 2013, 08:44:28 pm »
Anyone have any creative suggestions for addressing squeaks at joints where plastics and wood materials come together?. We dewinterized our 2400 earlier this week and took a 300 miles shakedown drive yesterday. The squeak has been there since we took delivery but drove me nuts yesterday. It seems to be where the compartments above the drivers seat meet the body structure. Four trips up and down the Alaska highway means we have more than a couple squeaks, but this one is more high pitched and therefore more irritating. We have had some success addressing solid surface noises with padding and felt pads, but this one has me baffled so far. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Re: Squeaks
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2013, 12:12:39 am »
When we had a 2350, it developed a squeak above the driver that continually got worse.  I took it to the factory, and they took in on a test drive thinking I had a little rattle.  When they came back, they agreed I had a SQUEAK.  They took the cabinet above the driver apart and put additional screws where the shell attached to the Ford cab.  After several test drives, more screws and a little over half a day, they had the problem fixed.  I kept expecting the squeak to return, but it never did during the 2 years we had the 2350.  Good luck on your squeak...I can certainly relate to your situation.

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Re: Squeaks
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 08:14:27 pm »
If you have the backup camera, try wiggling that.  I had a squeak/rattle that I swore was one of the upper cabinets and it turned out to be the backup camera lcd/mount. Moved it just a little bit and it fixed the problem.

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Re: Squeaks
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 10:37:25 pm »
The only serious squeeking we've had was in our TV.  I ended up opening the TV and installing felt pads throughout inside it where metal squeeked.

Our rig had a significant "Banging" problem on rough roads from day one until a couple years ago when I put similar thick felt pads on the bottom of the roof-top antenna feet and it's wings.  No more banging.

Sold everywhere like grocery stores, Walmart, Home Depot, maybe even in truck stops.  Trim to whatever size & shape you desire.  They have an adhesive backside.
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TomHanlon

Re: Squeaks
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013, 06:44:39 am »
Hi Ron,

    I have seen clear/white plastic vinyl bumpers in Home Depot next to the felt ones. They seem like they would not be effected by the rain like felt might be. I have used them inside my PC to stop cabinet doors from hitting walls and the toilet, but have not used them outside yet.

« Last Edit: May 04, 2013, 06:49:39 am by TomHanlon »

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Re: Squeaks
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2013, 09:46:11 am »
The felt outside on the antenna seems to hold up very nicely, even when wet.  They don't degrade or get ugly.  At least not yet for us, but we do store our rig indoors.  The felt is very thick, dense yet cushy, very effective.
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aimee

Re: Squeaks
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2013, 12:18:24 pm »
I use felt ones outside for various things and they do hold up quite well.  I think they dampen (or nullify) the noise very well also, in addition to just protecting the surface from the physical impact.