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Old 08-29-2017, 09:28 AM   #1
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Is your Workhorse louder than mine?

As I am driving I often wonder how my coach compares to others in terms of engine & wind noise. The only other coach that I have driven was a diesel Fleetwood Revolution and it was very, very quiet.

So I downloaded a decibel meter app for my phone and checked a couple conditions from the passenger seat.

Driving on a nice, quiet road at 65 on a calm day (no head or side wind) for possibly the most quiet ride that we experience, and the average seems to be around 84-85 db. The loudest conditions, driving on a noisy road and aux. fans running, bumps it up to around 87 db.

Yes I understand this is a phone & app. that is not calibrated like a quality decibel meter. So the readings are "for entertainment purposes only". (but the readings do pass the "smell test" when looking up compatibles.)

So, what readings do you get?

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Old 08-29-2017, 09:46 AM   #2
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I don't have the app, but our W24 Adventurer 38J is nice and quiet most of the time. Only gets a bit busy when the transmission drops down a couple of gears to 4th. The Banks intake/ exhaust system did increase the cab noise, but paid off with the extra power.
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