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Old 01-06-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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Ways to Reduce Overall Noise Level

We just bought a Forest River FR3 30DS. It's a Class A, gas. We love it. However, it's a bit (a lot) loud - a lot of road noise, items in the motor home shaking, etc. I have put cushioning between the plates, bowls, glasses, etc. I think one of the reason's it is so noisy is due to having a vinyl floor, again, I love it for cleaning purposes. We added some runners. Any other suggestions???

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Old 01-06-2015, 11:02 AM   #2
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We just bought a Forest River FR3 30DS. It's a Class A, gas. We love it. However, it's a bit (a lot) loud - a lot of road noise, items in the motor home shaking, etc. I have put cushioning between the plates, bowls, glasses, etc. I think one of the reason's it is so noisy is due to having a vinyl floor, again, I love it for cleaning purposes. We added some runners. Any other suggestions???

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Howdy and welcome to iRV2! Sorry to say, but once you have cushioned glassware, pots, etc. and found random squeaks and rattles, you'll basically just have to get used to it. After a few trips you won't notice much any more, and you will learn how to better pack and insulate things. Enjoy your new motorhome.
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I have never done this but I would if I had too.
I would take a heavy blanket and hang it just behind the front seats, It will keep the Heat/AC up in front and will cushion the noise from behind the blanket. Something pleasing, on-coming traffic will see it.
If you are talking noise from under the dog house I am going to add some sort of noise barrier material under the dog house.
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Are the wheels and tires balanced? Do you by chance have 19.5 wheels? Are the shocks in good shape? (you said bought, didn't say new or year).
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Ways to Reduce Overall Noise Level

If it has a traditional dog house between the front seats, you may be able to get some Dynomat sound deadening material to both insulate and knock down some noise. I believe it is rated for such an application but you could check. Good luck with the rig. I really have an interest in those and hope it rides well for you
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