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Old 03-22-2016, 05:31 AM   #1
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Squeaking and creaking overhead cab?

From day one I've noticed some squeaking and creaking of the overhead cab of my 2016 Sunseeker MBS. It's mostly over the drivers side and gets a bit quieter once we are on the road for a while. Does anyone else experience this? I'm worried that perhaps the overhead cab isn't secured properly from the factory, if that is possible.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:28 AM   #2
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Not sure about the factory involvement but mine does exactly that. I did find that one noise behind the driver can be quitened by tightening in the side slide at each fuel stop. Almost like it creeps out.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:36 AM   #3
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I have same and mine does not squeak FYI


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Old 03-22-2016, 10:58 AM   #4
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From day one I've noticed some squeaking and creaking of the overhead cab of my 2016 Sunseeker MBS. It's mostly over the drivers side and gets a bit quieter once we are on the road for a while. Does anyone else experience this? I'm worried that perhaps the overhead cab isn't secured properly from the factory, if that is possible.
Cause; rubber gasket between the MB chassis and the FR section has designed movement (flex). Solution; apply a good quality lubricant, like silicone, inbetween the rubber gasket and the MB and FR meeting point. Suggest you taper the end of the little red spray tube adapter that comes with the spray silicone can, in such a manner as to allow the silicone to release out the end of the tube, as you will find it is a really snug fit. Apply liberally all along the gasket. Squeeky noise eliminated. Just sayin'
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Old 03-22-2016, 12:35 PM   #5
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Great tip on the spray.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:26 AM   #6
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X2 on the tip for lube. I chased this noise at nearly every stop on our recent two week adventure. Started driving me a little crazy!
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Old 03-23-2016, 05:31 PM   #7
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Squeak above driver of 2014 Solera

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X2 on the tip for lube. I chased this noise at nearly every stop on our recent two week adventure. Started driving me a little crazy!
I noticed the loud squeaking when turning, entering and leaving parking lots, gas stations or any other parking areas with dips and uneven surfaces. It's driving us crazy.
The people at Camping World Service Center have no idea how to fix this. Talking with Forest River people was useless. Does anyone have a solution?
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Old 03-23-2016, 08:18 PM   #8
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I too have that same squeak above the drivers side. Does anyone know how to access that weatherstrip for best application of the silicone lube?
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:26 AM   #9
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Hint; ALWAYS read the thread before you ask about the fix!! Just sayin'
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:41 AM   #10
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We get that in the Forester 2401R when there is any frame swaying such as slowly exiting a driveway or lot, or turning corners. It settles in the road. Have to look for that gasket, but it sounds like it's coming from the overhead area.


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