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Old 12-03-2011, 10:23 AM   #1
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Cabover Vibration

I need help regarding the "rock and roll" of the cabover on my 1992 Tioga. It vibrates up and down and makes all kinds of noise and squeaks while driving. I am so fed up with it that I am ready to just have it completely removed (if that's possible) or in the alternative have it completely stripped on the inside to see if that would help. Is there anyway to stablize it so that it doesn't vibrate so much? Like some kind of frame to go around the outside and attach to the truck like the mirrors? I am a 65 yo widow and before going to a dealership to ask, I need answers in hand because I have found they will tell an unknowledgeable woman anything. Suggestions please.

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Old 12-03-2011, 02:36 PM   #2
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tighten up the screws that hold the cabover to the top of the cab. you should see them if you remove the headliner. possibly could be bolts and nuts, but if you find screw heads you can just tighten them.

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I just went through essentially the same thing with our '08 Gulfstream. I you will search for "squeeks and groans" there are some good suggestions made to me to help quiet the noise down. In my case I had to remove the TV and all the paneling to get to the screws and then used glue and small bolts and nuts. Lost a lot of finger skin doing this nasty job but the noise is about 50% of what it was. There was one comment that pretty well sums up the problem; Class C's are notorious for above your head noise.
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Get some CRC silicone spray from Walmart. Get the heavy duty in the red can. It works great on squeaks, rattles and groans.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:57 AM   #5
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Had to totally rebuild

Thanks for all the replies. I finally gave in and took it to a professional rv repair sevice and they found the problem. Seems it once had a serious leak and previous owners just had the rotten wood covered over with new paneling. So, after a complete rebuild inside and out, though it cost me, I now have a quiet cabover and couldn't be more pleased.
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Glad you found the problem. Just purchased an 09 Itasca with same problem and found screws had backed out or sheared off. Removed headliner and tightened or replaced screws. Fixed it.

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