Rattling noise in top front of cab

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  1. Spidey

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    On our chausson flash 510, there is a rattle noise as though something is rolling around inside the facia. Not sure if it is called that :). It is the bit in front of the shelf at the top of the cab. Now it sounds to me like a load of acorns rolling around :-(. My OH laughed and said how did acorns get in there. We have a very active squirrel in our garden and wondered if it is possible? Is there a hole or some small space that stuff could have got in? It is due for its hab check in April and would be to nervous to undo anything, unless it is really easy. Anyone had this?
     
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    Not herd of it --perhaps the squirrel has made a hole in the van to store food for when times get hard :D
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    I took the top facia apart a couple of weeks ago in our Flash10 to put in some speaker cables. I suspect yours will be similar. Wish I'd taken some photos now.

    So, first I found that the cables that Chausson installed for the LED lights, which are under the plastic trims, were not fastened down, so I taped all of them all down. They could have rattled. At the very front of the van, in the overhang if you like, once the trim was off, there is about a six inch gap between the back of the trim and the actual GRP of the moulding. I checked carefully that there were no spare, loose screws in that area, as we have found odd screws in various places on the MH from sloppy manufacture. I suspect most MHs will have a few "spare bits" rattling round from manufacture.

    It is not an easy job to get those top facias off and you have to be really careful with the plastic trim as it could easily break.

    But I would suspect loose screws in there, rather than acorns !!!!

    Another possibility, is something loose under the cab plastic rooflining above your head ? I also did a tape-down job with cables in there.
     
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    On the welcome 76 we had the inner roof surface was loose the dealer fixed it, this was on collection of a new van, looks like a common fault with them , Pete
     
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    Just had a thought. You know the big skylight, window type thing at the front top of the MH ? Externally, there is a gutter at the base of the skylight, now if a few small acorns got dropped into that they would roll back and forth quite merrily.
     
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    Thanks,nwe are taking it out a run around tonight, after clearing any gutter etc. All the above plausible, if it is still there we may ask the dealership in April to look at. I assume no damage is being done waiting. (n)
     
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    Building foam cure rattles like that, pump it til the van swells up and it will actually float in water after.
     
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    My wife says mice got in and taken some hazel nut shell somewhere.
     
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    You need to check your nuts if you have an active squirrel!
     
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