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Old 07-07-2016, 06:47 PM   #11
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It is my understanding that there is a wood brace under the dash panel. Anyhow thats what my dealer told me. They just screwed into it and capped the top off to match the dash color. It fixed the bounce problem.
By fixing the bounce problem, did that also stop some of the rattling noise from the dash area?...
For the life of me, I can't pinpoint where the major rattling is coming from. sometimes I think it's from down by the windshield where the vents are for the defrost and sometimes up closer to the plastic dash...
It kills me that I can't find it.
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Old 07-07-2016, 07:22 PM   #12
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By fixing the bounce problem, did that also stop some of the rattling noise from the dash area?...
For the life of me, I can't pinpoint where the major rattling is coming from. sometimes I think it's from down by the windshield where the vents are for the defrost and sometimes up closer to the plastic dash...
It kills me that I can't find it.
Yes it did. Had the same problem with noise around the dash area and couldn't figure out where it was coming from. By screwing the dash down and using a support under the extended part of the dash that holds the radio, all the problems of bounce and noise has stopped. I can now play CD's without them skipping.
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Mr J. Is there any chance you could brake out your tape measure and give a ruff location of the screws that your dealer put in to hold down the floppy dash issue? Also do you know what type of screw they used and how long the screws are? Thank You for any info you can give.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:41 AM   #14
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I just tried a possible fix, won't know if it will work until I go out this week.

I purchased a small pedestal Jack that you normally place under the step of your rv. It's basically a step saver that I placed between the floor and the dash board to keep it from banging when hitting potholes and such.

Will get back to you all on how it worked.
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Old 07-11-2016, 08:46 AM   #15
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Mr J. Is there any chance you could brake out your tape measure and give a ruff location of the screws that your dealer put in to hold down the floppy dash issue? Also do you know what type of screw they used and how long the screws are? Thank You for any info you can give.
My unit is in storage right now and is about 10 miles from my home. But here is what I can remember. I have two screws that are evenly spaced from the passenger side to the drivers side. I believe they are about 1 1/2" in from the edge. The screws are I believe 3" wood deck screws, they put the screw thru some kind of a metal cap holder so the cap cover would snap on. If you raise up your dash and put your hand down under it you can feel the wood brace, that will give you some kind of ideal where the wood brace is. If it is like everything else FR does not all units are build the same. Cheaper to check before you drill a hole in the dash. Camping World did the work for me so you might be able to get the cap and cap holder from them. Hope this helps. Good luck, it made a worlds of difference.
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Old 07-11-2016, 02:10 PM   #16
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I would love to have my service/warranty center do something as permanent and sophisticated as setting screws into the dash. Unfortunately, my service/warranty center is out of their element if it's something more complicated than refilling LP. So I went with the temporary but doable pillars holding things up. It's worked well enough for me, at least for now.
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Hi Jim/ I did buy the 2014 FR3. U might remember I live in Indy (Northeast). Like to get together for chat. Cell # 317-432-9178

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My unit is in storage right now and is about 10 miles from my home. But here is what I can remember. I have two screws that are evenly spaced from the passenger side to the drivers side. I believe they are about 1 1/2" in from the edge. The screws are I believe 3" wood deck screws, they put the screw thru some kind of a metal cap holder so the cap cover would snap on. If you raise up your dash and put your hand down under it you can feel the wood brace, that will give you some kind of ideal where the wood brace is. If it is like everything else FR does not all units are build the same. Cheaper to check before you drill a hole in the dash. Camping World did the work for me so you might be able to get the cap and cap holder from them. Hope this helps. Good luck, it made a worlds of difference.

Very good Mr J thank you!!
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