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Old 08-27-2015, 05:53 PM   #1
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2016 E-450 Vibration issue

For the Reps - There is an issue with the 2016 E-450 chassis causing a vibration around 60mph. What is Ford / Forest River doing to solve this issue?
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:12 PM   #2
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When did they find the vibration, enroute or return from the paint shop or was it being delivered? I think there is a post on another forum about a 2016 chassis Jayco with the same issue. Not sure if I can post the other forum on here so if you pm me I will send you the link if you are interested.
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:25 PM   #3
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It has been painted and it's back at the factory for final inspection. I've been online and seen the posts. I have also talked with a company that extends the chassis for motorhomes. I am told it's a major issue with all (most?) of the 2016 class C chassis. I heard Thor has been able to get some of their latest builds to pass their road tests. Just wondering if I should pass on the 2016 chassis and settle for a 2015 off the lot. I already went through one lemon law RV, and I really don't want to go through that again.
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2016 E-450 Vibration issue

Same here. Just found out today from the dealer that our 2501ts is completed but due to the vibration in the transmission, anything that Ford makes is on hold right now till further notice.

In doing a little digging online, apparently the vibration happens around 60mph, not sure how accurate that info is though 😕
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Old 08-27-2015, 06:34 PM   #5
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I was actually wondering the same thing Jim. Personally. I would have been okay with the 2015 chassis anyway.
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:40 AM   #6
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oops, should have read the first 1st post that already had stated that vibration occurs at 60mph, sorry bout that.
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Old 08-28-2015, 01:07 AM   #7
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order delayed again, taking from dealer stock

I got the same news last Monday about the vibration at 60 mph. They said our estimated order build date was pushed back. We opted for a 2016 on a 2015 chassis from dealer's stock and are picking it up soon. We weighed the pros and cons and for us it made sense to take the dealer's stock unit. Our dealer has been GREAT!
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Old 08-28-2015, 02:07 PM   #8
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Ford switched from a 5 speed to a 6 speed transmission on their 2016 chassis. Among the change a small amount of units have been effected with a vibration at high speeds. Until we get this issue resolved we are holding units at the factory. I'm sure there will be some questions after this; I'm flying and will answer them this evening when I get to my hotel. We as an entire industry are working in unison with Ford to get the issue resolved in a timely manner.
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Seems you have had some bad luck with RVs. May i suggest.
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I think I will buy it...it is worth $15,000 - $20,000 dollars
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