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Old 07-20-2009, 07:58 PM   #1
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Noisy roof during the rain - Any solution?

It is really loud in our coach during the rain. Maybe all coaches are this way and something that we have to live with, but if there is a solution it would be great. Thanks for any help!

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That is pretty much the way it is. Be thankful you do not have a metal of fiberglass roof. Wait until you park under a hickory, burr oak or pecan tree...ouch.

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That is pretty much the way it is. Be thankful you do not have a metal of fiberglass roof. Wait until you park under a hickory, burr or pecan tree...ouch.

Ken

Thanks a lot for the info. What happens if you park under those trees?

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Just imagine walnuts or the likes falling from several feet and landing with a thud..thud...bumpity bump as it rolls off.

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Use the same thing I use for noisy neighbors ... ear plugs.. soft disposable ones.. cheap at Harbor Freight.
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That is pretty much the way it is. Be thankful you do not have a metal of fiberglass roof. Wait until you park under a hickory, burr or pecan tree...ouch.

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or a HAIL storm
sounds like gravel being dumped on your roof
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That is pretty much the way it is. Be thankful you do not have a metal of fiberglass roof. Wait until you park under a hickory, burr or pecan tree...ouch.

Ken
Last I looked at our roof, it is fiberglass for Alpines.

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Being from SoCal we like the sound of rain on the roof. Since it hardly ever rains here, we actually plan trips to the mountains (where it rains) for inclement weather.

I'll also report that the sound of birds hopping across the roof in the morning is quite audible, too.

Ken: Pinecones falling will get your attention, as well. And Barb is right, we all have fiberglass roofs. They are a huge selling point (for me anyhow).

GT: The answer to your question is a garage (or a huge roll of foam).
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Being from SoCal we like the sound of rain on the roof. Since it hardly ever rains here, we actually plan trips to the mountains (where it rains) for inclement weather.

I'll also report that the sound of birds hopping across the roof in the morning is quite audible, too.

Ken: Pinecones falling will get your attention, as well. And Barb is right, we all have fiberglass roofs. They are a huge selling point (for me anyhow).

GT: The answer to your question is a garage (or a huge roll of foam).
I travel for work quite a lot and take the family with me, so I'm mostly talking about when I'm at RV parks, so, no garage. I do like the roll of foam idea though. I bet it wouldn't take more than 1/2" to do the trick. Although... that is a mighty big roof.

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We found that a lot of the noise was coming from the (in our case) 3 overhead vents. Purchased some of the vent inserts (3" foam) and found they also help insulate against cold and heat.
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Well,,, I kind of like the sound of rain on the roof, grew up in a house with a tin roof (Well ,sheet steel)

Turn on the air conditioner fans, on high, the noise of the fans will deaden other noises, won't completly block it but it will mask some of it.

NOTE: running the A/C fans on HIGH when using the A/C is also good, as your brain will quickly learn to filter the constant noise of the fan, if you set it on AUTO then the fan comes on and off and that,,, is annoying.
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