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Old 05-25-2015, 08:59 AM   #1
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Itasca Sunstar - Wind Noise

We just bought our 1st Class A - a new, 2014, Itasca Sunstar. Test camping at local campgrounds - no problem. However, took our 1st run at a place requiring highway travel. Much to our surprise, the wind noise coming from front of rig was AWFUL! We ended up having to shout at each other in order to be heard. This isn't just a case of one or two leaky spots but the entire front, especially near top of rig.

Is this normal for Class A's? If so, it's back to Class C's for us! We are seniors, I am disabled and cannot poke around looking for leaky holes to plug on such a big rig.


Note: this is only wind, not engine, noise. Engine noise is minimal.

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Old 05-25-2015, 09:07 AM   #2
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I have a 2012 Sunstar 35F and have no wind noise , check to see if you have the little vent covers on the btm of the side windows , I have 3 on each side.

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Old 05-25-2015, 09:16 AM   #3
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Doesn't seem to be that bad of an issue on ours. Sure its not a luxury car ride, but other than some creaky windows and an occasional rpm scream out of the v-10- we don't notice wind noise as being that significant.

(Of course we live next to the mainline of a railroad so there's your sign)
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Old 05-26-2015, 03:32 PM   #4
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THANK YOU! - to everyone that replied. I checked for the vents. Found 4, each side, they have plugs in them. I <assume> that's correct? If so, got any other ideas? (simple things to check like checking those vents would be awfully nice) This disabled body is really not into contortionist moves.
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Door closed tight? Some doors really need to be slammed in order to shut tight. If the door is only barely closed, a lot of wind noise is produced.... just a thought
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You may want to play with your side mirrors. Move them some and adjust the angle, they can be causing some noise as the air hits them and deflects it .... some adjustment could quiet down the noise some.
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I read where others tried this and did the same for our Class A. Denim insulation in the front cap purchased from Home Depot, great sound value. See if the dealer will install it for you.

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