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Old 06-17-2006, 04:02 PM   #1
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After being parked for 3 months we hit the road again. To my disgust I had a new annoying rattle. It took about 500 miles but we finally found it. The arm that locks the door open was rattling up and down mainly on concrete surfaces that were worn badly. The arm would start to rattle every time we crossed an expansion joint. Turns out there is a piece of Velcro on the top edge of the door to prevent this but it had either slid or worn to the point it was not doing it's job. I placed a piece of furniture felt on the door jam, rattle is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-17-2006, 04:02 PM   #2
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After being parked for 3 months we hit the road again. To my disgust I had a new annoying rattle. It took about 500 miles but we finally found it. The arm that locks the door open was rattling up and down mainly on concrete surfaces that were worn badly. The arm would start to rattle every time we crossed an expansion joint. Turns out there is a piece of Velcro on the top edge of the door to prevent this but it had either slid or worn to the point it was not doing it's job. I placed a piece of furniture felt on the door jam, rattle is gone!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-18-2006, 08:42 AM   #3
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Wayne-Good job on finding that rattle. I hope it didn't take you as long as it did me to find it. That door was the bane of my existance when we first got the coach. It rattled like a coffee can of pennies. I took it apart, tightened everything and still it rattled. I had the dealer work on it twice, WRV in Yakima once and still it rattled. Finally, a stethescope and my wife driving allowed me to find it. We now have a very quiet coach.
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:54 AM   #4
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hgt3,
I basically got lucky I was to the point of getting out my electronic stethoscope when I pulled off at a rest stop. Based on my wife's input I started looking above the door, as soon as I shook the doorstop arm, Kathy said "That's it". Your right with that rattle fixed it is almost as quite as the wife's Lexus was.

My wife sometimes looses patients with me because of my obsession to eliminate squeaks and rattles. The end result is a very quite and enjoyable ride.
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Old 06-19-2006, 10:37 AM   #5
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Sometimes the majority of the squeaks and rattles I have come from the spousal unit. I've tried velcro, I've tried duct tape. I'm gunna try that new Gorilla Tape next
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Which one worked best on you Mike?

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She ties me up w/concertina wire. I usually quiet down after the 2nd or 3rd day
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Wayne,

You state, "I placed a piece of furniture felt on the door jam..." Exactly what portion of the door jam are you referring to?

I have a similar rattle on my month-old 2006. I've tried placing additional velcro all over the locking arm at the top of the door, but to no avail. I'm now wondering if the problem is inside the door.

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Dale I put the felt on the top of the door jam about 6 inches from the back edge so the locking arm is rubbing on it when closed. I used the thick felt self-stick pad you can buy at Lowe's or Home Depot. The strip was about 2" x 2".

I also had to reinforce the striker bolt and the plate the dead bolt goes through. I plan on addressing the issue when I am at the factory early July, it appears to me with the passenger side slide as on the quad slide and most triple slides, the sidewall is flexing too much in the door area. It also shows up when jacking the front. The gap between the wheel well fairing and the front cargo door changes radically.
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