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Old 04-11-2016, 11:48 AM   #1
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Trying to get used to the sounds

We have had our 2001 Dynasty for almost 2 years and I am still trying to get used to all the little sounds I hear. Just random clicking and humming sounds. I know it is just the the way the inverter/ charger system works, but they catch me off guard sometimes.
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Old 04-11-2016, 03:36 PM   #2
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See the following link as a way to "mask" those sounds. Get one and turn it up!

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... then there's the various sounds associated with the Aquahot .... and let's not forget the sounds associated with the air suspension system. It was the air suspension sounds are what send me digging through the manuals. I couldn't figure out why it was that as soon as I turned the battery disconnect switches ON when I'd got retrieve the coach off the storage lot - there was the sound of a small electric motor running somewhere near the front of the coach. After a little reading - I realized it was the air suspension trying to compensate for whatever "settling" had occurred while we were parked.
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Old 04-11-2016, 08:25 PM   #4
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Tikitom, just as with your AF aircraft, the more you know of the system components and location, the easier it becomes to form a mental picture of exactly what makes that particular noise. I disagree with the idea of trying to mask the sounds. I like to listen to my coach, just as I did with aircraft.


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Tikitom, just as with your AF aircraft, the more you know of the system components and location, the easier it becomes to form a mental picture of exactly what makes that particular noise. I disagree with the idea of trying to mask the sounds. I like to listen to my coach, just as I did with aircraft.


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That is exactly what Tom is trying to do, learn all the systems of this diesel coach. He is learning more everyday. He has worked on aircraft since he was 18. That is almost 40 years now. I have no doubt on his ability to master the systems. He just needs more time to read the manuals and work with them. It is me who gets jumpy at every little noise!
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Years ago I overheard a woman ask a mechanic about a noise she was hearing, and what could she do about it. He told her to turn the radio up until she didn't hear it anymore.
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Sorry, Barbara-- I missed your signature in the original post. As I'm sure Tom knows, each vehicle has its own personality, and while all MHs have similar systems, each will have a few unique quirky sounds, too-- it's own "normal". The only way to move up the learning curve is time and familiarity. You will learn what's normal just as Tom will, albeit perhaps not as quickly, based on his background. In the meantime just keep your eyes on him. If he looks worried, you get worried. 😊


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