Originally Posted by Ddcouple
it was definitely was the lower pass slide !! I took a close look and saw that paint was missing from the wall so the slide and the wall were metal to metal. Pretty chewed up but I put some padding closed the slide and enjoyed a very peaceful 8hrs of driving !! Thank god!! We are heading to the factory in July and I'm sure they will solve the problem along with the other items on our punch list. Thanks for all the help!! DD
Usually (majority of the time) the slide is the culprit. I know this from first hand experience. Absolutely made me crazy to the point where I did not enjoy driving the coach. Chased the problem for about six months on my Aspire with CS.
For all those reading this and want immediate relief from the noise I will give you the same fix as the factory will offer and you can do it yourself or bring it into a local shop.
Go to any store, buy furninture glides (peel and stick on one side and plastic glide on the other) open you slide. Cut the furniture glide to fit in the corner where the slide is rubbing. I am talking about the stationary wall not the slide itself. You may have to peel back the rubber on the wall so the sticky part of the glide gets a good spot to stick to, then put the rubber seal back. That is the easiest fix of all and can be done while camping and takes about 10 minutes but you will need a ladder.
The second fix is what CS may have the facility perform. Take a plastic butcher block, cut it to fit where the slide is rubbing, drill a couple of holes in the plastic apply it to the wall with epoxy. I had this done by a service facility and they have performed same on other Aspires.
Both methods are fast and easy fixes. With both methods when the slide is shut you no longer have metal to metal. If you put rubber in there instead of the above, you will only get a temporary fix. The rubber will eventually break down and the problem will come back when you are driving on a 2000 mile trip.
I had all the top corners on the slides done, if you have a squeak on the bottom corner of a slide you have stops you can adjust to solve that problem. No one could tell they were done, I am proud to say there were no rubs, rattles, squeaks or grinding going down the road. When it was completed I believe I had the ultimate ride. I still carry furniture glides in my tool box, should the new one ever have a squeak I know exactly what to do.