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Old 11-22-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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NOW It's Funny---Strange/Scary Noises

Here's a story that all newbies like us will like. We were getting used to our "New to us" diesel pusher, and were not having too many unexpected worries, but always noticed a strange sound(s) when driving thru traffic, or anytime at lower speeds. It sounded like something was not right mechanically and we were fearing the worse everytime. Just couldn't figure out what could be causing it. At highway speeds=no problems, so???? Then one day while it was driving us crazy, I had one of those "Wait, what will this do??" moments, and just turned down the rear camera system audio volume level. It was never touched since the day we bought the rig.....
Just had to pass that one on...............

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Old 11-22-2010, 09:55 AM   #2
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That's a good one. Just seems to me that those things are less than useless on DPs. We tried ours as newbies while backing into a site and DW had to yell so loud to be heard over it that I could hear her better through the window than over the speaker! It did provide some entertainment for our neighbors though I guess.


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Old 11-22-2010, 03:11 PM   #3
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My first use of the rear view camera was backing into my driveway. I did turn the volume up. That's when I found out that WHOA! in Texan means STOP.
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Old 11-24-2010, 05:35 AM   #4
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Radarman never let it be said that anyone can sneak an elephant past you in the daytime. You are really ''snart'' and I am proud of you....lol....
Dont feel bad. I once dragged the front tires off my GEO tracker because I forgot to unlock the steering on it. Me and Linda, my first wife, kept hearing a ''whining noise'' and could not find it. At a stoplite 30 miles down the road from the campground a lady told us that we might need to look at the Tracker front end. The tires were shredding off .............
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:21 PM   #5
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My wife and I use FRS to back the trailer in the driveway, hopefully missing the front porch, gas meter, neighbors fence, and the garage. And it works really well.....if.......and I mean if.........you remember to turn both radios on. If not, the garage will suffer a small amount of damage when you back into it, when you wife is on the radio telling you to stop, and your radio is off. Opps......:banghead :
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Old 11-27-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
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DW and I have a system of hand signals and an agreement that if I can't see her hands motioning me to move... the coach stops until she does. She seems to get a twisted little pleasure out of controlling me with hand signals...

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Old 11-28-2010, 01:53 AM   #7
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Family Radio Service.. those little 5-20 mile walkie-talkies..
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When we got the Newmar we had finished the PDI and they parked it outside for us to drive home. I got in and when I shifted I got the loudest noise. I shut it off and the noise stopped. I did this about 3-4 times and every time I would put it in gear the noise was very loud. There was a crew doing some work in the dealers parking lot and that was when I realized I had sound on the backup camera. I had a camera in my previous MH but no sound. I would like a volume control a lot more conveniently placed than on the monitor.

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