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Old 12-30-2015, 08:33 PM   #1
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Question Noisy roof

I have a big problem.. I am a light sleeper and for whatever reason I can not sleep when it rains.. The rain on my roof sounds like someone banging with a hammer and it keeps me awake all nite so not getting any rest at all as it rains alot where we live . My Motorhome seems to have a solid roof but just doesn't block any sound out.. tried all sorts of things from fans to outside tarps.. nothing works and as we live in here full time I need to find a cure sometime soon as I do not have a house I can go to to sleep when needed.. lack of sleep is taking its toll on me.. please can you advise.. there are no RV places here that make housecalls and our RV is stationery so unable to move it.
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Old 12-30-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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if you have a couple throw away quilts, put them on the roof and secure. consider it as an annual expense.
or you are in a wrong place
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:05 PM   #3
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Build a roof over it.?
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:15 PM   #4
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Every MH I've owned ( and a few houses) have been loud in the rain. I suggest get several pairs of ear plugs, or noise cancelling headphones, and then of course there are the drugs....
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:18 PM   #5
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Both our Dutch Stars had the BriteTek roofs and they were very quiet, the '02 even more so due to the extra roof insulation package we specified. The present rig is all fiberglass and even though it's insulated as well as the DSDP's we still hear the rain. Seems the softer texture of the BriteTek held the sound down.
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Old 12-30-2015, 09:22 PM   #6
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X2 on the ear plugs and run the AC on Fan to drown out the noise.
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Old 12-31-2015, 10:52 AM   #7
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Thanks for info .. I live in a very rainy windy place by the ocean(not my choice but only place that will take my big rig) will try the idea of putting some quilts on roof.. . Secondly can't build a roof in a campground they don't allow it although that would be a great idea and thirdly... I can't wear ear plugs they really hurt ears.. I said i tried other things and fan .. can't run an A/c when it is 10 below zero.. plus its noisier than the rain and on top of that its only 30 amp here.. as we use heaters no propane as its too expensive so can't run too much electric as we would blow our rig fuses and we already have trouble with that.. But the quilts sound promising.. Any other ideas?
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It's your fiberglass roof. When something (rain) hits a hard surface, noise happens. Either soften the surface or wear ear protection, like comfortable headphones or earplugs.


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Both our Dutch Stars had the BriteTek roofs and they were very quiet, the '02 even more so due to the extra roof insulation package we specified. The present rig is all fiberglass and even though it's insulated as well as the DSDP's we still hear the rain. Seems the softer texture of the BriteTek held the sound down.
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If you go to Home Depot or Lowes, back near the roofing products, you'll find 4' x 8' sheets of rigid styrofoam insulation. It's tinfoil lined on one side and comes in 1/4" to 1" thick, maybe even thicker. Buy two sheets of the thickest ones they sell, which will give you an 8' x 8' square, and place them on the roof, tinfoil side up. Either tie them down or wait them down as they're lightweight. They won't be obvious from the ground and should give you enough insulation so you won't hear the rain.

Here is a link to Home Depot http://www.homedepot.com/p/Thermashe...3010/100573703
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Agree with the aforementioned solutions. Other option it to get an apartment if one can be had at a reasonable price.
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Interlocking rubber floor tiles would be better than quilts. They will deaden the noise and not get saturated with water in the rain, so there won't be an issue with mold or mildew. They're also pretty cheap and if they work well enough for you, you could glue them in place with a little construction adhesive so they won't blow off in heavy wind.

One supplier: Rubber Flooring Inc- Interlocking Tiles, Exercise Mats, Gym and Garage Floors.
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"alvo's" idea is pretty good too! Costco, Harbor Freight and many other places sell the interlocking foam floors for garage. They usually come in 4' - 8' assemblies. That would also be a good choice. Again, easy to install and not visible from the ground.
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Have you tried the soft orange colored ear plug that you compress and they then form pit to your ears? I've used them for years and never experienced an sort of discomfort.
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