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Old 04-13-2019, 09:36 PM   #1
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Wind Noise Solved!

This post is embarrassing but I felt compelled to share it nonetheless. We have owned our ‘05 Fleetwood Providence since 2006. From the very beginning, we noticed a loud wind noise near the top of the entry door. This especially drove my wife nuts, since the noise is so much louder at the co-pilot seat. I have had this noise investigated many times over the years by many different professionals. I received lots of advice, but none of it helped.

On a very windy drive last week, I had my wife safely stand up to see if she could pinpoint the origin of the wind noise. She said it was loudest in the ceiling above the A-pillar. Suddenly it hit me, I wondered if it could be that huge OE roof mounted spotlight that I never EVER use? I gave my wife the spotlight’s wireless remote and told her to slowly rotate the light while I continued to drive. Sure enough, at one point the noise almost completely disappeared. We’ve been living with this noise for 13 years and the fix was as easy as that! This is why I had to share.


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Isn't it amazing how simple some problems can end up being!

Glad you found it!
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Who would've thought THAT was the source? By sharing, you may have helped more than you'll know.

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Wind Noise Solved!

Thanks for sharing that.

We do use the spotlight most nights just to light up the area (depending on the CG) so we can watch where our dog leaves her business for later pick-up.

One of our departure checklist items is to turn the light toward the rear. One time when we didn't; I found I had to clean off an awfully lot of bugs!

BTW, don't lose the remote control for the spotlight. When we got the coach and discovered there was no hardwire control we couldn't use it. I don't recall the price, but it was outrageously expensive, I think well over $100 for a simple remote!

Fortunately, about a year later I discovered the remote hiding on the upper shelf of the cabinet over the door, in the cubby hole by the A frame post--invisible unless you are 6'4"-plus!
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.....BTW, don't lose the remote control for the spotlight. When we got the coach and discovered there was no hardwire control we couldn't use it. I don't recall the price, but it was outrageously expensive, I think well over $100 for a simple remote!
Glad you found it!

I was worried about that exact issue if I ever needed the light in an emergency, so I velcroed the remote to my dash. I’ve never needed it, but it’s there if I do.

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Sometimes the wind noise is a blessing......just say'n....
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Dang, I have a wind noise as well but mine seems to be around the drivers side windshield pillar/ mirrors/ drivers side window. Played with mirror adjustment but can only do so much . I usually think of all sorts of ideas as Im driving then when I get to destination I usually forget about it.
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