Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-29-2011, 10:00 PM   #1
RnR
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: East TN
Posts: 39
Berkshire 390BH Entrance Door

On my last trip during heavy rain my entrance door leaked at particular times. As I was driving the door seemed to break seal and water would pour in from the top of the door. I took it to the dealer, they adjusted the door but when I washed it I noticed the same problem. I'll be taking back to the dealer after our Labor Day trip.
Have any of you Berkshire or any other owner experienced this problem? If so what was the solution to fix it?
__________________

__________________
Ron & Rhonda
Blessed Above Measure.
Three Terrific Children, Four Wonderful Grandchildren.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Pro 16:2
2011 Berkshire 390BH DP
RnR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 11:24 PM   #2
Member
 
RoamingEngineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 76
I've not had a problem with leaks but my door has an annoying rattle that I can't seem to pinpoint.
__________________

__________________
RoamingEngineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 03:06 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: NC
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoamingEngineer View Post
I've not had a problem with leaks but my door has an annoying rattle that I can't seem to pinpoint.
I haven't experienced a leak either, but like Roaming Engineer, I have a rattle that will try your nerves.
__________________

2008 Forest River Berkshire 390QS
2006 Ford Focus Toad
Sometimes 6X12 enclosed trailer with a
2007 1200c HD Sportster & a 2006
HD Night Train
06nighttrain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 07:57 AM   #4
RnR
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: East TN
Posts: 39
So far I don't have a door rattle, but an inrush of water while you're driving will get your attention. Visual appearance all looks well. I think it happens when the coach sways and breaks the seal.
__________________
Ron & Rhonda
Blessed Above Measure.
Three Terrific Children, Four Wonderful Grandchildren.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Pro 16:2
2011 Berkshire 390BH DP
RnR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2011, 10:16 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
tmmar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Long Island (Nassau County), NY
Posts: 4,258
I too have a rattle. I think that the problem may be the arm at the top of the door that prevents the door from opening past 90 degrees. I put a piece of velcro (the fuzzy side) on the top of the door where the joint of the 2 pieces of the arm is over the door top. It seems to help somewhat but you need to keep an eye on the velcro. It tends to bunch up and keep the hinge from closing all the way.

I think that another source of the rattle is the bottom cover on the awning arm. It is not very tight and may rattle when travelling.
__________________
Tom and Margaret
2014 Berkshire 390bh-60

tmmar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 07:41 PM   #6
Member
 
RoamingEngineer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 76
My rattle is somewhere near the top too. I spent one trip sticking paper towel in/on/under everything that moves or could rub. I still couldn't figure out where it's coming from or have any affect on the rattle.

Odd thing is that it completely 100% stopped one day for no apparent reason but returned a day later.

The rattle sounds exactly like someone is jiggling the door handle from the outside. However, the sound isn't coming from anywhere near the door handle and I taped down the door handle once just as a sanity check.

I too think it might be coming from the awning but it really sounds like it is coming from the door itself.
__________________
RoamingEngineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2011, 11:56 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 32
First time responding so here goes! I've got an off-again on-again wind whistle from my 2011 390BH door at & above 60 mph. Water entry is also a problem but its the noise that makes life miserable. The dealer has replaced the seals (helped a bit), adjusted the hinges etc. and have informed the door manufacturer of the situation. they are "working on it"- with no follow up for the past two months. The dealership is going to give me an e-mail address for these folks and I will also contact Forest River. I'll keep you posted as I now realize I'm not alone here. Ruffis
__________________
ruffis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #8
RnR
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: East TN
Posts: 39
I'll be taking the RV to the dealer Friday for another try of fixing the entrance door leak, hopefully they will get fixed this time. I also have a leveling jack hydraulic leak that they falied to fix on the last visit maybe this will get corrected also. I'll post the fix when they are finished.
__________________
Ron & Rhonda
Blessed Above Measure.
Three Terrific Children, Four Wonderful Grandchildren.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. Pro 16:2
2011 Berkshire 390BH DP
RnR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2011, 05:19 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 20
I have a 2010 390BH and also have the whistling noise...it is not too bad, but it does make a difference since it would be whisper quite in there without that whistle.

I also had a problem with the jacks. The Freighliner guys found a bad seal and rep,aced it under warranty...hopefully that takes care of the problem, not sure if it is related, but I have had a few times where the air bags didn't fully inflate and I had to drop and pick up the jacks to get them to fully inflate.
__________________
langeraf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2011, 02:11 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 2
One thing to be sure of on the door issue, these doors have a double latch system...make sure you pull the door hard enough too get into the second latch..we learned this speaking with PTL the door mfg.
__________________

__________________
amy8194 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
390bh, berkshire

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:02 PM.