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Old 06-08-2014, 07:18 PM   #1
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Squeaky dash

We have a 2014 fleetwood storm that has a very loud and annoying squeaking sound somewhere in the dash area. It sounds like two pieces of styrofoam rubbing together and gets worse on rough roads. Has anyone else experienced this issue? Any ideas on how to fix it?
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Its very common unfortunately, and yes it's the foam, either rubbing against the fiberglass or steel framework. I've disassembled several dashes in newer Fleetwoods to find the culprit. It's never in the exact same place but is definitely between the foam and steel tubing that makes up the front "cab" assembly under the dash or against the fiberglass; generally near the A-pillars on either side. We usually remove the dash top and go take a drive with another tech so he can move around and listen to right where it's squeaking. The fix is easy and only requires cutting out the offending expandable foam they use to seal against the steel tubing or fiberglass in the right area and filling it back in with SikaFlex 201.

Being a '14 I assume you're still under warranty - I'd take it back to where you purchased it. If they're a Fleetwood dealer and they tell you they've never heard of this issue before they are pulling your leg :-)
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Thanks for the quick reply. The dealer did a repair which didn't help at all but with your info I will have them address it again!
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My experience is the simple things like this, it's easier and less painful to repair myself versus having my coach sit at the dealer. I always feel I can do a better repair job versus the dealer, as I care more and can take more time to do it correct the first time. Not a knock on the dealers but this time of year they are swamped and a coach can sit several days before they even look at it, and with a back log they tend to not want to spend a lot of time on it.

A coach would always be sitting at the dealer if it was there for every little lose screw and such.
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My 2014 Excursion has the same squeak. Yes, it is annoying ... but I've actually gotten used to it. When I think about it, I hear it ... but, then get to listening to music and it doesn't bother me anymore. I find if you don't focus on the squeak - it is livable. Just my opinion - I don't want our dealer to have our coach for something like this right now. I'll wait until I have real issues for them to fix.

Although, others have said the squeak is enough for them to trade coaches ... so, you might feel differently.
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I have a dash squeak on the drivers side when I turn. Have gotten used to it. I don't want my dash torn apart to fix it.


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I had a squeeking dash until I replaced the radio. Found 2 places where the metal subframe wasn't attached to the firewall. 2 bolts, 2 nuts, 4 washers and some locktite made me a "Happy Camper". All's quiet on the Northern Front now.
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Old 06-09-2014, 09:39 PM   #9
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I just fixed mine for the 2nd time.... I hope permanently this time.

My problem was a shortage of screws in the brackets that connect the top and front of the dash. There were metal brackets every 12" or so, but only a few had screws in both sides. I installed screws in all of them, which took care of the problem until we took a long scenic detour over a very bad road. Although the top of the dash is a solid piece of wood, some screws lost their grip. I added a little epoxy with the screws.
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