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Old 05-24-2013, 10:20 PM   #1
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Creaky door??

We have 2013 entagra aspire and with every bump we hit the entry door area makes a very loud creaking noise!! It's Driving me crazy!!!!!! Any ideas for a fix???? The door fits tight and has very little wind noise so I'm stumped! DD
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Same RV...no creaks...I get creaky sounds from the MCD front shade mount.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:32 AM   #3
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I get cranky sounds from the navigator in the passenger seat when I don't listen close enough---oh, you said CREAKY not CRANKY
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We have 2013 entagra aspire and with every bump we hit the entry door area makes a very loud creaking noise!! It's Driving me crazy!!!!!! Any ideas for a fix???? The door fits tight and has very little wind noise so I'm stumped! DD
First off, I see that this is your first post so welcome to the forum!

When you close the door, making sure the park brake is engaged, do you pull it closed with some force? Then engage both the locks? When you release the park brake, the door is sucked in even tighter. The shouldn't be any wind noise.

Can your wife help you to pin point where on the door the squeaking is coming from?

Is there any chance that the squeaking is actually coming from the passenger seat? The passenger seat on mine squeaks incessantly when it isn't occupied. If your sound is actually coming from the seat when your wife occupies it, have her move to the couch and the noise should increase with the seat unoccupied.

If all else fails, bring your gorgeous coach up to Summerfest this August and we can all help you troubleshoot it. .... or call Entegra Customer Service for help.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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We had a creaky noise and it turned out it was the passenger slide rubbing against itself. Noise was high up and it was hard to tell if it was coming from wood molding around door. Turned out it was the slide. LD put some foam padding and now no noise.
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Cranky door oops lol creaky Door

I have closed the door with force and double locked it and still plenty of noise! My wife says its down low. I will take a closer look at the seat and the slide today before we hit the road. Fingers crossed!!!!! Thanks for the help!!!! DD
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My seat visibly vibrates and squeaks while underway but only when it is unoccupied. I'm unable to replicate the problem if the coach is sitting still. So the question to you is, is the noise louder when you are underway and the seat is unoccupied?
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I have closed the door with force and double locked it and still plenty of noise! My wife says its down low. I will take a closer look at the seat and the slide today before we hit the road. Fingers crossed!!!!! Thanks for the help!!!! DD
You might check the stairwell cover.....we had to have plastic glides put on the bottom of the cover to keep it from rattling.
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We had a creaky noise and it turned out it was the passenger slide rubbing against itself. Noise was high up and it was hard to tell if it was coming from wood molding around door. Turned out it was the slide. LD put some foam padding and now no noise.
Success !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 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
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Where was it? I didn't understand. Was it the actual passenger side wall slideout or the step over? Where on the slide was it rubbing? Got any pics? I have occassionally squeaking and it might be similar causes.
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Where was it? I didn't understand. Was it the actual passenger side wall slideout or the step over? Where on the slide was it rubbing? Got any pics? I have occassionally squeaking and it might be similar causes.
It was the lower left corner step over that's was rubbing on the wall when it was closed. There is a rubber stop screwed to the step over but obviously wasn't doing its job! I will upload some pics for you when I get some time?? DD
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Success !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 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.
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Thanks...I will check
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It was the lower left corner step over that's was rubbing on the wall when it was closed. There is a rubber stop screwed to the step over but obviously wasn't doing its job! I will upload some pics for you when I get some time?? DD
Here is some pics as promised. I will also try the furniture stops!! Sounds perfect!! Thanks DD
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