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Old 11-19-2011, 02:28 PM   #1
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the joy of screaming in a gasser

I'm tired of havin' to yell at my honey over the engine noise.
Is anyone using earpiece/mike setups to speak softly as they roll down the road .... wireless preferred but hardwire would be better than nuttin' !
thanks, Al
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Old 11-19-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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Get some good insulation under the dog house and some carpeting over it. After I did that mine was so quiet you could barely hear it run unless you were going up a very steep grade.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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Seriously, if it's that noisy then maybe its time to invest in some insulation. Insulation would probably be less expensive than a good communication device.
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Old 11-19-2011, 03:39 PM   #4
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Get some good insulation under the dog house and some carpeting over it. After I did that mine was so quiet you could barely hear it run unless you were going up a very steep grade.
Totally agree, a little extra insulation and / or carpeting sure makes a difference in the noise.
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AN here I thought the JOY was for the lower gas prices between a DP & GAS coach.
I agree insulation blanket under dog house housing will help.
If its a Ford it will help the lower Workhorse motor mounting is a plus.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:22 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone..... I'll be scouting a roll of insulation.
Only a couple days before we head out on a 1400 mile ride so no time to mail order... will checkout the local RV shops.
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I think you might have better luck going to an auto parts store or a speed shop.
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Wow, I can't imagine it being that loud. Do you get alot of radiated heat too? Insul blanket should help alot.

I can barely hear my WH gasser engine running, have to look at the tach to be sure.

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I'm tired of havin' to yell at my honey over the engine noise.
Is anyone using earpiece/mike setups to speak softly as they roll down the road .... wireless preferred but hardwire would be better than nuttin' !
thanks, Al
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Our 2008 coach with v10 is not noisy at all unless punching to climb. No problen talking to DW all the way to the back of 35' or side by side. I think with the hight of the coach to get a very tall bastment and the 22.5 wheels we are 5 steps from the ground. Only have 4" dog house so engine is lower and quiter IMO.
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My answer would be DP
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Even though we do not get much noise from our doghouse, if you add what little we have to a radio playing, and a house air conditioner running along with some hearing loss, normal conversation can be an issue across the void between front seats. We bought an inexpensive wired sound set that uses a bud in one ear and a microphone, both run through a cheap set of personal walkie talkie type radios. Allows the driver to still hear road noise and still talk to one another easily. We kind of got used to using headphones flying small planes and it just works for us. Sounds like you need some insulation, but you can also buy a cheap sound system and try it out.
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My answer would be DP
If you buy me one I'll take it.
Not because of the noise, for all of the other goodies. Air ride, Towing cap.,
CCC, etc.
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Sometimes not being able to hear The DW is not a bad thing, Just shake your head and grin a lot and everything will go good.
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