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Old 01-30-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Dash separation

Being a newbie, I don't know if I'm doing this right, but here goes:

I have a 2004 Bounder 35E that now has 50,000 miles on it. The plastic structure of the dash seems to be coming loose and shaking a lot. Has anyone else experienced this type problem that can share with me what they did for it?
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Being a newbie, I don't know if I'm doing this right, but here goes:

I have a 2004 Bounder 35E that now has 50,000 miles on it. The plastic structure of the dash seems to be coming loose and shaking a lot. Has anyone else experienced this type problem that can share with me what they did for it?

Jim and Gina,

Lots of problems of dash separation from the side walls of RV:
Open the outside front cap hatch (area you add oil or trans fluid)
Look to the right and left and inspect the screws that attach the fire wall to the sides of RV. These are the same screws that secure dash. If they are loose then tighten with larger and harder stainless screws. If they are broken, you must align the holes in side wall with new larger diameter screws and reattach. These screws are under tremendous torque and pressure when traveling and are known to snap off.

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Being a newbie, I don't know if I'm doing this right, but here goes:

I have a 2004 Bounder 35E that now has 50,000 miles on it. The plastic structure of the dash seems to be coming loose and shaking a lot. Has anyone else experienced this type problem that can share with me what they did for it?


You've come to the right place. Sorry for your troubles ,but here is a link to your situation and repair ideas http://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/coac...sis-60755.html .
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You've come to the right place. Sorry for your troubles ,but here is a link to your situation and repair ideas http://www.irv2.com/forums/f107/coac...sis-60755.html .


Thanks Cliff and hope you are having a great time at the rally.

Here are some photos and info. from the thread:
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Thanks a lot everyone. I will be working on it and let you know how it comes out. This is a great group!!
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Thanks a lot everyone. I will be working on it and let you know how it comes out. This is a great group!!
Your welcome and please do let us know how you make out on the fix.
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Reference the chassis separation. Is there any problem with drilling additional holes and adding more screws?i
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Hi Lou,

That is exactly what I did to prevent future problems.



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Being a newbie, I don't know if I'm doing this right, but here goes:

I have a 2004 Bounder 35E that now has 50,000 miles on it. The plastic structure of the dash seems to be coming loose and shaking a lot. Has anyone else experienced this type problem that can share with me what they did for it?
This is how I fixed mine.... There is a flange on the top just like the one you see on the bottom bolted to the floor and dash. It hasn't move now for two years... no more bounce and no more squeek.

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Rick, I like your fix for the dash problem. I'll work that into the mix.
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