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Old 11-24-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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have bad air noise starting @ 50 mpg and gets so loud passanger seat is not useable.
any one else have this problem?
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:42 PM   #2
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have bad air noise starting @ 50 mpg and gets so loud passanger seat is not useable.
any one else have this problem?
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:43 PM   #3
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Yes, we have that problem also. If it's coming from the door area, you may try to lock the deadbolt on the door during travel. See if that helps. By locking the deadbolt it pulls the door in a little tighter.
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Old 11-25-2008, 03:37 AM   #4
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I had the problem, but only sometimes. Seemed to depend on the direstion of the wind. The top of my door was not tight so I added an additional piece of rubber seal at the top of the door. Helped some but since still under warranty asked the dealer if there was anything they could. They "bent" the top of the door in to tighten it up against the original seal. Helped a lot. Sometimes I still have some wind noise, but never like before. If the entire door is not tight enough to seal you can tighten the door by adjusting the striker bolt on the motor home wall. On mine the interior wood door trim has to be removed to get access to the adjustment. Not good. I would try adding additional foam insulation seal material around the door.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:49 AM   #5
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onnotice2 welcome to the Newmar forum and irv2.
You did not say if you have a DP or gas if its a gasser your windshield maybe slipping out of your rubber gasket retainer and needs to be resealed. If you find the seperation Duck tape can stop the noise until you get it fix and make wife happy.
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:53 AM   #6
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One thing I learned on this forum was to cover up the forward of the two weep holes on each window in the front half of the coach. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't tried it. What a amazing difference in air noise. Just used some electrical tape.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:02 AM   #7
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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 onnotice2:
05' Newmar Kountry Star
have bad air noise starting @ 50 mpg and gets so loud passanger seat is not useable.
any one else have this problem? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

If I was getting 50mpg I wouldn't care about the noise
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Newmar installed specifically designed covers over the weep holes when I was last in for warranty. A dealer should be able to get these for you.

Tape is a good way to cover the holes to determine if this will make a difference, but don't forget to remove the tape to prevent water build up inside the window frame.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:46 AM   #9
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Hi onnotice2,
Welcomer to iRV2. mercerc44 has the quick and cheap first thing you may want to try. We have the same brand and year coach. The weep hole design has been around for over 30 years. It has been causing wind noise for its' entire history. I was taught the "cover the weep holes" fix in 1978 by an "old timer RVer".

For the door window, I cover both weep holes. For windows that open, I cover all but the rear most weep hole. You can purchase plastic weep hole covers from a Newmar dealer. This is what I put over the most rear hole. Like mercerc44, the other holes I use black electrical tape and cover them completely. Gas or diesel, this will help or eliminate the wind noise. On my coach, the wind noise was eliminated.
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