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Old 04-30-2016, 05:08 PM   #29
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The line for me is if I have to turn up the radio to hear the music over the noise, it's too noisy. It does happen on occasion.

My rig - a 2004 MADP - is, unfortunately, not free of either rattles nor squeaks. I could probably hunt down every one and fix them, but my wife doesn't drive the rig (a whole different thread) making them extremely difficult to pinpoint from the driver's seat, and I can't simulate the bumps of the road when it's sitting in my driveway. I've found a couple, but not all of them.

All of my rattles and squeaks are confined to under the dash area and most are related to the generator and it's slide mechanism under there. It's simply not possible for me to move the generator enough by hand to replicate the noises in order to hunt them down, so I have to live with them.

It doesn't happen often until I hit a bad patch of road, then it's a cacophony of rattles and squeaks. Smooth road = peaceful, restful quiet.

p.s. I've ridden and/or driven in two gas rigs and the noise was only mildly louder than my pusher, but not so much so that I wouldn't have bought one because of it. Conversely, I've ridden in three Prevosts, and they aren't so much quieter than mine (if at all) to the point that I wish I would have bought one of those instead.
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Hey Wryly, That post was far to reasonable for a guy with a diesel pusher!

RE: "All of my rattles and squeaks are confined to under the dash area and most are related to the generator and it's slide mechanism under there."

I'm curious if you've talked to Newmar about that? Or is it just not bothersome enough to deal with!
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:09 PM   #31
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The line for me is if I have to turn up the radio to hear the music over the noise, it's too noisy. It does happen on occasion.

My rig - a 2004 MADP - is, unfortunately, not free of either rattles nor squeaks. I could probably hunt down every one and fix them, but my wife doesn't drive the rig (a whole different thread) making them extremely difficult to pinpoint from the driver's seat, and I can't simulate the bumps of the road when it's sitting in my driveway. I've found a couple, but not all of them.

All of my rattles and squeaks are confined to under the dash area and most are related to the generator and it's slide mechanism under there. It's simply not possible for me to move the generator enough by hand to replicate the noises in order to hunt them down, so I have to live with them.

It doesn't happen often until I hit a bad patch of road, then it's a cacophony of rattles and squeaks. Smooth road = peaceful, restful quiet.

p.s. I've ridden and/or driven in two gas rigs and the noise was only mildly louder than my pusher, but not so much so that I wouldn't have bought one because of it. Conversely, I've ridden in three Prevosts, and they aren't so much quieter than mine (if at all) to the point that I wish I would have bought one of those instead.
I have the same issue - wife won't drive the MH. So it is very difficult to locate the squeaks and rattles.
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I know a guy who's wife would not drive. He finely took her to a small airport where she had nothing to run into. He said after 20 minutes she drove their 43' coach home.

Sometimes maybe just having some wide open spaces where they can't hit anything or be hit by anything can make the difference?
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I know a guy who's wife would not drive. He finely took her to a small airport where she had nothing to run into. He said after 20 minutes she drove their 43' coach home.

Sometimes maybe just having some wide open spaces where they can't hit anything or be hit by anything can make the difference?
Something like that may work. I would like for her to at least be able to drive in case of an emergency. I really don't care if she normally drives or not. I always do the driving when we are in the car.
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I agree JT, I'd like my wife to at least know how the coach feels under power and could drive as you said. "IN AN EMERGENCY"!

That's not just good for me it's good for her as well!
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I am a stickler about noise in my coach. I once took the microwave out and redid the mount because it rattled. If I hear anything I have the DW track it down and I fix it ASAP. Can't stand rattle or squeaks.
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Other than silverware and the pull down shade on the passenger side my coach is amazingly quiet on the road. . . . with one exception; wind noise from the CB antenna on the A pillar. Granted that fat banshee doesn't reach full song until I get up near 60mph, but since 65-70 aren't uncommon speeds for me it's pretty annoying.

Of course, the sounds of silverware and baking sheets battling for territorial supremacy in the galley drawers as we traverse the washboards that pass for roads around here can get annoying, but once we hit the highway it's smooth sailing.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:13 PM   #37
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Our gas rex is very quite. I was very surprised as i was not expecting it. The only thing that is VERY noisy is the engine clutch fan. Ford really needed to look into this. I am thinking next year there will be electric fans installed.
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:58 PM   #38
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Hey Wryly, That post was far to reasonable for a guy with a diesel pusher!

RE: "All of my rattles and squeaks are confined to under the dash area and most are related to the generator and it's slide mechanism under there."

I'm curious if you've talked to Newmar about that? Or is it just not bothersome enough to deal with!
Reasonable? Don't tell anyone, you'll ruin my reputation as the village idiot

I have not talked to Newmar yet, and yeah... it's usually not that bothersome. Even so, it's definitely something I would love to take care of, it'll just take some time to get 'er done.
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Originally Posted by WyoFree:

I know a guy who's wife would not drive. He finely took her to a small airport where she had nothing to run into. He said after 20 minutes she drove their 43' coach home.

Sometimes maybe just having some wide open spaces where they can't hit anything or be hit by anything can make the difference?


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Something like that may work. I would like for her to at least be able to drive in case of an emergency. I really don't care if she normally drives or not. I always do the driving when we are in the car.
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My wife has driven the rig on BLM land, open parking lots, etc. so I know she can, she just doesn't dig it... too much pressure to enjoy the experience. I, on the other hand, love to drive it so it just doesn't make sense for her to drive regularly. She could in an emergency, that's good enough for me
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Wryly your reputation is intact, everyone still thinks your an idiot!

And you're right about your wife. If she can drive in an emergency is great!
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We have a 96 Bounder . Normal conversation is not a problem at all unless pulling a steep grade . We have no rattles at all unless bit s big bump or something . This is with headers and a free flowing muffler .
There are times when I have to ask my wife to repeat herself , but that's because she sometimes turns her head the other way when talking , but that's not just in the motorhome .
Ha Ha!
Same problem here at home. My wife walks away from me going into the bedroom talking to me and gets mad when I ask her to repeat what she said.
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Ha Ha!
Same problem here at home. My wife walks away from me going into the bedroom talking to me and gets mad when I ask her to repeat what she said.
Don't let it escalate to "if you love me you would know what I was thinking".
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