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Old 04-25-2015, 08:49 PM   #1
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Annoying MCD shade squeak

The MCD shade at the drivers side window has developed a near constant squeak from roadway vibrations And it doesn't seem to help at all to pull, push, or squeeze the shade while driving. The squeak is definitely from the shade or the mount.

Has anyone else had this experience and maybe developed a solution? The shade mounting bracket is difficult to access given the way Winnebago has mounted the shade cover. It appears as though the shade is held in place by metal friction-type snap clips. I'm thinking about trying to apply some silicone lubricant before attempting to remove the shade but I want to be careful not to stain the shade.

All suggestions appreciated and welcomed

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PS - I searched but couldn't find much help. Many folks noted the slapping sound between the shades or the shade and the covers, but that's not my problem. This is definitely a high pitched metallic squeaking.

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I'd give them (MCD) a call they seem to be very customer orientated.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:35 PM   #3
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They are hard to remove (otherwise they would fall out while you drive on bumpy roads.) I had to twist while trying to open the clip. First one end then the other. Putting them back in is just as hard.

We had a horrible squeak from the front shade as we drove down the road. Propping it up made the speak go away, so we knew it was the front shade.

As it turned out, the corner bracket of our front shade was rubbing on the metal frame of the coach in the area around the windshield.

It took about 40 screws to remove enough trim to get exposure to the area in question, but a small file and a bunch of back and forth removed enough metal to clear enough space between to rubbing metal pieces. 41 screws later, one shot of never to be seen again, and everything has been quiet since.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:40 PM   #4
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If pressing, holding, etc. the shade doesn't make it go away, then maybe that isn't the same problem.

See if you can remove the shade and then go for a drive. See if the sound goes away our changes.
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Thanks guys for both responses. I'll contact MCD and I'll also double check the front shade, too. Appreciate any and all additional responses, too.

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