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Monday, February 6, 2012

Squeaking & Creaking Overhead!

We have noticed a squeaking and creaking noise while going down the road in our 1993 Tioga Class C Motorhome, especially when the road is rough. It sounds like the fiberglass overhead sleeper may be rubbing on the top of the cab causing the noise as the rig moves.

I hate noises in any of my vehicles, so this one is driving me crazy! I posted a thread on RV.Net this morning and received several responses including a link to prior forum posts with the same problem as mine.

It appears that the overhead sleeping area attaches to the cab with 8 screws that become loose and/or back out completely and need to be replaced with more and/or larger screws. According to the posts, the headliner in the cab needs to be removed to expose where the cab and overhead connect. One poster said it took him about 45 minutes to fix, so that means it should only take me about three days. J

As I searched the forum and Web for similar issues and repairs, I found several postings but no pictures or videos.  So, to help others in the future, I am going to attempt to do the repair and document it both here and on RV.Net so that others will know whether this is something they want to tackle. Wish me luck!

Would love to hear from any of you who have had similar problems and what the solution was. Thanks in advance for your responses and enjoy your day!

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  1. Good luck with fixing the "squeak" hope you can resolve the problem!

    1. Thanks George and Suzie, I actually started detaching the headliner and found the issue that was described on RV.Net. I have only looked on the passenger side so far and found one screw loose and one sheared off. Can't wait to get to the other side to find out what is going on there. I have to believe replacing those screws will make a real difference.

  2. While you are replacing the screws give them a bit of slack and squeeze a bead of silicon sealer between the cab and the cap then tighten them. It should save you from having to re-open it again soon because of any water leaks.

    It's about time.

    1. Rick - Thanks for that idea. I am also thinking about using bolts with lock nuts rather than screws if I have the clearance, to ensure that there is a tight seal and reduced movement.