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Old 10-14-2021, 01:18 PM   #1
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Dash movement while traveling

Not sure how to title this but this is the problem. I have a sweaking sound coming from my dash left of the driver side. It is like wood rubbing against plastic. I can spray the gap between the dash and side panel with silicone and will stop the noise for most of a trip but comes back after a couple of days. I can re spray and again quiets the noise.

Any suggestions? It seems to be getting worse each trip.
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Not sure how to title this but this is the problem. I have a sweaking sound coming from my dash left of the driver side. It is like wood rubbing against plastic. I can spray the gap between the dash and side panel with silicone and will stop the noise for most of a trip but comes back after a couple of days. I can re spray and again quiets the noise.

Any suggestions? It seems to be getting worse each trip.
Not sure of the specifics of your rig, but in mine the dash cap comes off on the drivers side. Mine was also making enough noises to drive you batty. I lifted off the cap, placed several heavy duty velcro strips (the really thick, cushy kind) about a foot long each in various places. That calmed it down immensely. Hopefully, you can do something similar.(?)
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Get under the dash with some small wrenches, sockets, extensions, Blue Locktite and screw drivers and start by taking off nuts one-at-a-time and applying the Locktite and tightening them. Look for screws that are worked out or assembled into air. On the top of dash pop any screw covers off and tighten them. Felt pads between components that you can't re-adjust.

I found it best to have someone to hand you tools and to help to pull you out when you are finished. A chiropractor, a masseuse and hot tube also help. In a few days you can walk again.
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My DW solved ours with a strip of felt fabric pushed in the joint.
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Use business cards between the plastic spots to stop the squeak.
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I had the same issue with my last coach. I spent several hours under the front cap installing washers under the nuts that held the dash in place. Actually found sever studs that didn't even have a nut on them. I think if you look really close you'll find some of the same.
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On mine.. found lose hardware and found where no hardware was used.. that was supposed to have been there.. workers missed? And time loosens everything.. oh saw a post here.. where a member found frame support cracked.. so use all safety precautions and check under front rv for cracks in metal framing that supports front cap.. it's the metal square channel not rv frame.. good luck and let us know what you did and maybe better members then me will help you
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Old 10-15-2021, 08:10 AM   #8
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Squeaky Dash

Thanks to all that replied to my post. I will go back under the dash again with a new attitude knowing I am not the only one with this problem.

I am sorry that my profile needs up dating so I did not give all information as to my coach. I have a 2012 Tiffin Allegro Open Road with 57000 miles.

If anyone has some experience with this particular model I would welcome it.

Thanks again to all that responded.
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On my 2004 Pace Arrow the "dash" is nothing but a vinyl covered slab of plywood from side to side and it "fluttered" like the skin on a drum.
I cut 2 peices of bed rail angle iron and screwed it to the board and the firewall at a 45 degree angle. = no more flutter......

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Must be a Tiffin problem. My dash squeaks as too and from what I have learned most Breezes do as well.
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