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Old 02-12-2016, 05:34 PM   #1
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Silly quest ???

Ok - this may seem like a very silly question but I want to ask. We purchased our Forester 2861DS on Saturday in FL and drove it home to VA a few days later. While we absolutely love our coach, it was extremely "noisy" (rattles in the coach - microwave, stove, etc.). Is this normal? Are there tips/tricks to reduce the amount of "clanging noise"?

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Old 02-12-2016, 08:14 PM   #2
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Silly quest ???

First thing to do is check to ensure the tire pressure is accurate for the weight. If too much it will make the coach ride and drive like a log wagon! Making things shake that may normally not!

Once the tire pressure is good, you can now start finding the things that are rattling. Easier to have someone drive while someone walks around and identifies what is moving around.

Dishes, pots, pans, glasses, etc. are all suspects.

In our case, the three burner cooktop was not bolted in correctly so a screw there stopped our biggest source of noise.

You will find things that still rattle, a well placed paper towel or dish cloth works wonders on microwave turn tables and racks.

Good luck!


Terry & Kim
Dallas, Texas
2015 Berkshire 38RB
2007 Jeep Wrangler JKU
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