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Old 05-28-2013, 04:19 PM   #1
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A high pitched whistle

A high pitch whistle coming front the front of the Rv after i reach 50+ miiles an hour. Has anyone had this? I have checked the windshield but no leaks there! This is a new to us 2002 Damon 38 foot A class RV. Only 30,000 miles. Help! It's driving me crazy!
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Check your side windows. Sounds like that would be the culprit
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Probably from the grill. Try putting some type of screening in front of or behind the grill to break up the air flow. Common with Thor products. I used some metal lathe behind the grill on my coach and it stopped whistling.
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both good advice and likely culprit. I might try to locate the exact spot using some painters tape and covering likely spots (of course not as a permanent repair) . Find where it is coming from and then deal with it then.
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Along the bottom of my side windows, there are weep holes to allow for water drain. There are supposed to be covers on them. A couple of ours were missing, which caused a wind noise up front. You may want to check for missing weep hole covers.
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Thank you all for the good ideas. I've thought on the ride home to put something over the grill just to make sure that not the spot I'll check those holes on the side windows too. Thank again !
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A high pitch whistle coming front the front of the Rv after i reach 50+ miiles an hour. Has anyone had this? I have checked the windshield but no leaks there! This is a new to us 2002 Damon 38 foot A class RV. Only 30,000 miles. Help! It's driving me crazy!
I had a similar issue, whenever I was driving in the rain I would get a high pitched whistle. I finally figured out it was the antena! Sounds crazy but that's what it was, and would only do it when raining. Go figure.....
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My FW Bounder has hollow metal tubes in the front grill. They whined at about 50 mph. FW fixed it by putting pool sand in the tubes. They had plastic end caps that were siliconed to keep the sand in. Four years and whine free.
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Be careful covering your grill, your engine needs air flow through the radiator. If you block it you may overheat. We had a high pitch also in our 2003 Damon Challenger, and although we didn't have a water leak in the windshield, the windshiels was actuall coming out at the top corner allowing wind in at higher speeds. I would check windshield a littler closer.

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We had the same problem on our 82 Pace Arrow and it was the Awing that was Whistling Dixie right next to the window.The first owner had it installed but never got to use it because of a stroke. We were the first and it seemed after several uses it has stopped.
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Be careful covering your grill, your engine needs air flow through the radiator. If you block it you may overheat.
^^ This.
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Well you certainly don't want to cover your grill with window screening. After all you're not trying to catch bugs just trying to disrupt the airflow enough to stop the whistle. As I said stucco lath worked in my case. 1/4" hardware cloth would probably work also. I've been using that solution for 8 years with no problems at all. The other possibilities mentioned here should also be checked out as it really could be anything. Just do a process of elimination based on the suggestions here.
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By any chance does your MH have deer-alert whistles? I can't hear them on our car, but wife does.
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Along the bottom of my side windows, there are weep holes to allow for water drain. There are supposed to be covers on them. A couple of ours were missing, which caused a wind noise up front. You may want to check for missing weep hole covers.
Had the same problem driving home in our new DP. For some reason Fleetwood only put weep hole covers on the drivers side window and no others. We are waiting for the covers to arrive and are stuffing Kleenex into the holes from the inside until they get here. The Kleenex is working but not a long term solution.
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