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Old 05-12-2013, 12:44 PM   #1
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Whistles, thumps & rattles... (Oh my)

In the 150 miles that I have driven our coach since we bought it, my daughter has made it a personal vendetta to locate and complain about each and every little rattle thump and whistle in the coach as we roll down the road.

The primary offender on the noises is the front passenger/navigator slide window, that starts a "teapot" whistle at about 50mph and higher. DD can eliminate the noise by pushing her hand against the stationary portion of the side window.

This got me thinking. How do you keep those extemporaneous noises from becoming overwhelming to passengers as you travel?
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In the 150 miles that I have driven our coach since we bought it, my daughter has made it a personal vendetta to locate and complain about each and every little rattle thump and whistle in the coach as we roll down the road.

The primary offender on the noises is the front passenger/navigator slide window, that starts a "teapot" whistle at about 50mph and higher. DD can eliminate the noise by pushing her hand against the stationary portion of the side window.

This got me thinking. How do you keep those extemporaneous noises from becoming overwhelming to passengers as you travel?
I turn the radio up.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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Old 05-12-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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I have eliminated maybe 50 rattles, sqweeks, and wind noises. RV's get worse with miles. We find the location, write it down, try to rein-act it when we stop and find a solution. Usually tightening loose screws/bolts, greasing, oiling, silicone spraying sqweeks stops most. I have eliminated some screws especially when plastic rubs on metal, cut out the hard blow-in insulation, stuffed weatherstripping/rags between objects, padded stove grills, mounted wall hangings tightly. The weap/drain holes on the bottom of windows filled in.
We basically can hear each other without yelling now. BUT too late we are losing our hearing...
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Fortunately I don't have any noises in my older coach. No squeeks, no wind noise, no whisteling, no rattles, nothing. If it ever starts and I can't fix it I will just turn my hearing aids down.
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The primary offender on the noises is the front passenger/navigator slide window, that starts a "teapot" whistle at about 50mph and higher. DD can eliminate the noise by pushing her hand against the stationary portion of the side window.

I think you can stop this whistle by resealing the stationary portion of the side window. Fred
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Also agree with Fred. Removing and resealing this window and covering weep holes on bottom of window with weep hole covers should help or solve problem.
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