How Do I Fix The Rattles and Squeaks In My Motorhome?
How to Fix The Rattles and Squeaks In a Motorhome
I have a 1998 Fourwind Windsport Class A motorhome which has a dashboard that squeaks and rattles when driving. Good Sam Extended Service Plan is mechanical breakdown insurance for your RV, 5th Wheel, Trailer, and Tow Vehicle! FREE Quote1. With an electric screwdriver in hand, go on a screw tightening mission:
The dashboard screws in front by the window are tight but it still shakes and squeaks. I have placed a small towel between the window and the dash which only helped slightly.
I am wondering if there are suggestions for putting padding or other materials to stop the rattle. The dashboard seems to be a thin plastic and is loose along the front window. Any advice is appreciated.
ANSWER: First I need to let you know the problem you are experiencing with your Motorhome is very common and a very irritating problem to a lot of RVers.
As you have noticed the dashboard on your RV is made of a very thin plastic material so I definitely would not recommend that you try to remove it as there is a very good chance that you will break the dash.
Below are some of my suggestions for reducing your Rattling, squeaking and shaking problems.
Look for anything that is attached to the dashboard and tighten the attachment screws. This would include any drawers that are in the dash (tighten drawer slides). If you can get under the dash check for any loose screws in that area.2. Stop the squeaks:
The squeaks are caused by your Motorhome's dash rubbing on adjoining parts of the RV. You can use upholstery foam
and/or self adhesive foam weather stripping
to keep the parts from rubbing together.3. Secure loose wiring:
You could have a lot of loose wiring rattling around under the dash that could be causing the noises you are hearing. You can secure these wires together by using zip ties
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