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Old 07-01-2016, 06:05 PM   #1
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Bumping Noise Behind Driver on 2016 38A

Hey, anyone notice the banging hollow sound coming from the slide wall just behind the driver on the 38A? Driving me crazier, cause she says I am already...well you know.

Turn up the radio is one answer, but then I can't get the proper guidance I need coming from the other chair.

I spoke to FR. They said there is a vertical bar that makes the noise, inside the wall cavity...part of the slide mechanism.

Anyone try to fix this yet?

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Old 07-03-2016, 06:08 PM   #2
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We have noticed the same thing......

it has gotten a little worse lately , same exact thing you are hearing ...havent tried to do anything about yet , we can tell it is interior ...
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:13 PM   #3
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I thought that noise on our coach could be the slide topper buffeting in the wind.
I am still trying to figure out the squeek coming from around the driver's window.
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Old 07-03-2016, 06:19 PM   #4
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Here is how much I know so far. I have not tried to remedy yet, but the problem is with the Schwintek slide mechanism. If you Youtube schwintek you will see a lot of "how to fix" the schwintek slide. It is a very precise, but tricky slide design.

FR says we moved this from the travel trailer to the motorhome, not realizing the vertical support bar will bang inside the wall cavity. Not a problem for travel trailers of course, but in the MOHO we are driving it down the road with the thing on top of our ears.

FR says I can somehow reach it from the slide seals and use a foam pipe insulator. After I try this, I will post. Thanks, BobbyJ

P.S. I already pulled the fridge out thinking it was inside that area. Nope. But while I was in there I disconnected the ice maker solenoid valve so that baby won't freeze, and I won't ever need to winterize my fridge. I don't plan on making ice from campground water anyway.
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Old 07-04-2016, 08:31 PM   #5
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Driving me crazy too

I've had this problem for some time and yes it is also driving me crazy. I took off the seal on the inside but there is no way to access anything there. I'm about ready to start drilling 2" holes in the wall to see what I can see. Let me know if you find a solution.
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Old 07-04-2016, 09:07 PM   #6
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let us know how your efforts turn out , bobbyj....

.i am not usually so picky as i dont expect a moho to be perfectly quiet , but the only real noise we have is this one .....let us know if you are able to solve and how you went about it, ...thanks a bunch ..jpcammper
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Here is how much I know so far. I have not tried to remedy yet, but the problem is with the Schwintek slide mechanism. If you Youtube schwintek you will see a lot of "how to fix" the schwintek slide. It is a very precise, but tricky slide design.

FR says we moved this from the travel trailer to the motorhome, not realizing the vertical support bar will bang inside the wall cavity. Not a problem for travel trailers of course, but in the MOHO we are driving it down the road with the thing on top of our ears.

FR says I can somehow reach it from the slide seals and use a foam pipe insulator. After I try this, I will post. Thanks, BobbyJ

P.S. I already pulled the fridge out thinking it was inside that area. Nope. But while I was in there I disconnected the ice maker solenoid valve so that baby won't freeze, and I won't ever need to winterize my fridge. I don't plan on making ice from campground water anyway.
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On some coaches, the mud flap behind the front wheels was not secured properly. A couple of sheet metal screws solved the issue.
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Old 07-14-2016, 11:38 PM   #8
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OK, we are having the same exact issue. Whole time, while driving, it sounds like a board is loose somewhere inside of wall of Lg slide-out that is banging against inside of wall and whenever we stop, and then take off again, it sounds like a loose screw is rolling around inside the ceiling of slide-out. Driving us Crazy!! We talked to Mitch at Forest River and he totally identified the problem, as has been mentioned already in this post, (something within the slide mechanism) and is a relatively easy fix. We are actually bringing ours in on Monday July 18, to have it done. They said it is a 4 hour job, but the place we are bring it to for repair, Redlands Truck and RV in Redland, CA said they will need two days to complete the repair. Hummm. Will be happy to get the banging fixed! The place does not have a contract with FR to do warranty work, so we got approval from FR to go ahead and get it done, we will pay for it and then they said to submit invoice to them and they will reimburse us. The repair estimate was just under $500.00.
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I thought that noise on our coach could be the slide topper buffeting in the wind.
I am still trying to figure out the squeek coming from around the driver's window.
I thought that it was the topper too, but we checked everything out and it was not that. It is something loose in the slide mechanism inside the slideout. Mitch at FR Identified the issue and said it is an easy repair. Takes about 4 hrs to repair and costs slightly under $500.00. Ours is driving us crazy. Its going into Repair Center on Monday for the fix. Will be so happy to get rid of that banging sound while we are driving. It is so annoying.
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L2RV - You say that FR has identified the problem; but what exactly is the problem. Can you please get more info. on the problem when you get yours fixed on the 18th. FR says it is an easy fix; does not seem so if it takes 4 hours.
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