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Old 06-21-2016, 09:53 AM   #1
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Loose dash

Anyone have a fix for this. The dash just came undone with no explanation. Click image for larger version

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Old 06-21-2016, 11:17 AM   #2
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Anyone have a fix for this. The dash just came undone with no explanation. Attachment 111702Attachment 111703Attachment 111704
Wow. What year is this? My 2016 32DS center console shakes likes the devil in winter. And if yours is the same, it would not surprise me this is the cause of it. That vibration in the cetner console is not good for anything, radios, connections and so forth.

On the bottom of my center console I installed a couple of wooden supports to stabalize the console. I think personally, the console is a design flaw and would not surprise me if it cause or HELPED cause this situation.

Sadly, I have no idea how to help you fix it, never explored that territory before. If you do get it fixed, support your center console some how.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:01 PM   #3
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On a previous MH I used several short wood screws with large enough flat washers to cover both the fiberglass front cap and the dash where they meet. The screws were installed in the dash underside (short enough so not to penetrate top covering). There was no lip to use any adhesive. Gained access through hood. Yes, this a jury rig approach but it held up for 6 years and still intact when sold. Typically, there is a fair amount of expanding foam on the underside and perhaps something like that would also work to secure it. If there is a lip that your dash sits in then perhaps clear silicone adhesive might work. Numerous ways to correct without going to a dealer.
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Old 06-22-2016, 05:42 PM   #4
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This is a 2015 FR3DS. Truly an epic fail on forest river's part. The dealership won't fix it and it's not covered by the warranty. I'll have to figure a way to secure it myself.
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Old 07-02-2016, 02:52 AM   #5
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Wayne and sherry are you having any luck with a class action
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Old 07-02-2016, 10:14 PM   #6
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Dash fix.

I have had many things to fix or repair on our 2014 FR3 28 that we bought new. Itís been frustrating but there is always a fix or work around and the warranty took care of it. Attached are some pictures of the dash fix. Our dealer put two mounting screws through the dash to hold it down from bouncing. They caped them off with color matching caps over the screws to polish it off. Fixed that problem. I also added a cut out designed board to fit under the dash extension that holds the radio, no more bouncing. All problems solved for this fix. Hope this helps.
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What do those screws go into?... I've got the same problem with my 2015 30DS... we just about lost our minds with the bouncing and rattling our dash was going through... serious problem. It in fact shook so much that our camera monitor shook loose.
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Old 07-07-2016, 05:55 PM   #8
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My heart is with the folks who are having problems. There is no way that a class action suit is going to happen. Being an old attorney who has a fair amount of experience with Class actions this is a waste of time and maybe money. First, I'm not a fan of many attorneys. If u really have an issue that is worthy of Litigation u are far ahead by filing multiple Small Claims suits to rectify issues. I do not know where u live but can file in Indiana up to $ 6,000 per issue (this is where Forest River Resides). If your grievance has merit u will prevail. Si
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:11 PM   #9
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What do those screws go into?... I've got the same problem with my 2015 30DS... we just about lost our minds with the bouncing and rattling our dash was going through... serious problem. It in fact shook so much that our camera monitor shook loose.
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.
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Old 07-07-2016, 06:44 PM   #10
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Wooden Brace

We took a piece of the 1.25" dowel left over from the fix suggested for holding the magnet on the overhead bed up tight against the magnet on the ceiling and put 1.25" rubber caps like you would put on a chair leg on each end. We wiped it down with dark Old English so that it matches the wood in the motorhome We didn't worry if the dowel was slightly too short as quarters work great as spacers. We then purchased a square rubber pad like you would put under a chair leg to keep the dowell from slipping around on the motor cover. We put one end of the dowel in that and one end tight up against the wood panel on underside of the radio area. It works great, cost essentially nothing, was easy to do, and now we always have a couple of quarters with which to make an emergency phone call!
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