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Old 10-15-2005, 02:30 PM   #1
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For any of you that have the famous Winnebago Entry Door rattle, there is a service kit to repair it. I was at a dealer looking at the new coaches and the sales person told me about the service kit #490825 which consists of Teflon coated striker bolt, (2) sheet metal screws, and (2) rubber bumpers along with installation instructions. This replaces the tape many like myself had put on the stricker bolt to eliminate rattles.

The service kit is for Journey, Meridian, Vectra, Horizon, and Ultimate's

Dealers received Service Bulletin # 7SB010-05-04Z on this, and was dated 2/4/2005.

Hope this helps anyone with the problem.
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Old 10-15-2005, 02:30 PM   #2
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For any of you that have the famous Winnebago Entry Door rattle, there is a service kit to repair it. I was at a dealer looking at the new coaches and the sales person told me about the service kit #490825 which consists of Teflon coated striker bolt, (2) sheet metal screws, and (2) rubber bumpers along with installation instructions. This replaces the tape many like myself had put on the stricker bolt to eliminate rattles.

The service kit is for Journey, Meridian, Vectra, Horizon, and Ultimate's

Dealers received Service Bulletin # 7SB010-05-04Z on this, and was dated 2/4/2005.

Hope this helps anyone with the problem.
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Old 10-15-2005, 02:33 PM   #3
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I forgot to include the service kit has a Winnebago part number #128913-13-702
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:10 AM   #4
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Great Tip: I installed mine some months ago and it sure stopped the door rattles. Good Miles and
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Old 10-16-2005, 03:03 AM   #5
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I ordered the 'kit' from Winnebagoparts.com couple of months ago but it only included the teflon coated striker bolt, no rubber gizmos. Door is better.
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Old 10-16-2005, 08:21 AM   #6
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I installed the teflon striker the coating wore thru in about 4000 miles. Now my $30 telfon striker has electric tape on it.
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:12 PM   #7
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I install the same kit back in June, then I had a problem with the screen door closing beyond the door seal. The rubber bummpers had to be shaved down about 1/4". The kit fixed one raddle, but the door still raddled. These doors have no insulation, so the mechanisms in the door raddle. I glued some 1/2" foam to the inside of the door, just under all the hardware. Now the door sounds solid and not so cheap and tinnie.

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Old 10-17-2005, 02:09 PM   #8
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At the 2005 GNR I met with the Winnebago QC Director about this problem. THey recognize that the ceramic coating is wearing or cracking.

When I told him about the fix using the black electrical tape, he was abit taken by the simplicity. I think they are looking a completely different style striker bolt for future coaches.

However my opinion is that the door rattle will continue until the door is made more solid...I am think about using a few cans of "Great Stuff" to fill the hollow door like I did on an old Coachman Class C that had the same rattle !!
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:02 PM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ptribbey:
I forgot to include the service kit has a Winnebago part number #128913-13-702 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

My brother had this fix done to the Journey,dealer supplied rubber bumpers....all better now.
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Old 10-26-2005, 08:21 PM   #10
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We had the infamous winne door rattle also and the dealer wound up disassembling the door and removing the insulation and using silicone sealant between the outer door skin and the framework inside. The rattle was from the skin beating on the framework. Catch this one before your coach warranty is up as it was at least 6 hours @ $100/hr.
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Old 10-28-2005, 04:26 PM   #11
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We have an 04 Vectra. We don't have a door rattle but more like a squeak. It has been adjusted once with some success but still squeaks. Anyone know if this will solve this problem?
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:41 PM   #12
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OH YES. The squeek was really bad in our 2004 Vectra. We had resorted to wrapping duct tape around the striker. It would last for a few weeks then have to be replaced. I called and ordered the replacement kit (about $22) and replaced it ourselves. No more squeek!!
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Old 11-15-2005, 05:27 PM   #13
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Used the electrical tape prior to a 1000 mile round trip at the end of October. Door didn't rattle at all.
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Old 11-16-2005, 05:34 AM   #14
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If someone bought the "kit" for $22, I would be willing to buy it from you for $40!

My dealer is "willing" to sell me the dumb coated striker bolt for $40. I told him to send it back....rediculous.

$40 buys alot of electrical tape....
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