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Old 03-30-2016, 03:21 PM   #1
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"Doink" noise in Coach

We have had our '07 Allegro Bay QDB for 14 months now. LOVE it! Have had it in State Parks, RV parks and Boondocking at Jamboree in the Hills. Last fall we bought a Surge Guard 34850 RV Power Protector because you never know what you are going to get when you plug in.

Jim is Boilermaking at a Power Plant right now and we are camping 6 miles from work. Nice working man RV park. Ever since we pulled in and plugged in I have been hearing a "Doink" noise in the front of the coach several times a day. NEVER heard this noise before. This noise seems to come from the cabinet where the Monitor and slide controls are, then it sounds like it's coming from the cabinet where the DVD player is, then it will sound like it's in the ceiling. Just a "Doink" and then nothing for hours until the next Doink.

We never heard this noise before we bought the Surge Guard. Is there a connection? Is this the Surge Guard working? Is there a problem with the shore power? The readout on the Protector is always good. Is there a larger underlying problem that will eventually rear its ugly head? Do we have metallic alien mice eating our wiring? Should I buy more wine? Any response is appreciated!

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More wine is always good. Are you parked under a tree?
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More wine is always good. Are you parked under a tree?

No trees near us at all.


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Before you get too far into the wine, it could be the surge guard cutting in and out due to low voltage at the shore power pedistal. Check the voltage at the post.
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Buy more wine. I looked up "doink" in the dictionary. There is no such word. Hence, you will never find the source of the sound as it's undefinable.
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Before you get too far into the wine, it could be the surge guard cutting in and out due to low voltage at the shore power pedistal. Check the voltage at the post.

Every time I go to the post the numbers "look" normal. The noise comes from all over the coach like its traveling randomly. Oh, well. It may be nothing and the Surge Protector is doing its job.


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Buy more wine. I looked up "doink" in the dictionary. There is no such word. Hence, you will never find the source of the sound as it's undefinable.

Bwahahahaha! Good one! At least the noise I keep hearing was as close to the spelling as I could get. Good thing it wasn't harder to come up with letters to spell a different kind of noise.



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I found doink, you need to get that out of your cabinet

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Two thoughts...

Satellite noises... possibly binding as it turns

Noises from sun on the roof, heating and cooling, expansion and contraction.
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Two thoughts...

Satellite noises... possibly binding as it turns

Noises from sun on the roof, heating and cooling, expansion and contraction.
I think Larry nailed it. Cooling and contraction causing the coach to make these sounds. Once you said the noise is traveling around the coach, this makes sense.

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Your noise is most likely the same one that has driven me nuts(short walk actually) for a year. I found it to be the return spring on the leveling jack,when walking around in the coach,occationally we would here a dooiingg noise.Wine or beer did not help at all,I reproduced the noise by moving the spring, while my wife listened inside. I have not figured out how to make it stop,maybe wd-40 at top and bottom of spring, where it hooks to mounting point,have not tried it yet.
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I was going to say check your leveling jacks too. We don't have return springs as ours are hydraulic both ways, but we had a similar experience. We had parked and leveled the MH, at least we thought, and kept hearing the doink noise you are talking about. Noise in MH's seem to travel all over, and like you we couldn't pinpoint it and it was random. As I was walking around the MH I didn't like they way it looked level wise from the outside. The jacks also looked like they were extended more than normal. So I re-leveled the MH, and put some of those square plastic blocks under all the jack pads, and manually re-leveled the MH. We have never heard the doink sound again. So you may just want to try that, in some CG's the auto level just doesn't get it quite right for some reason.
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Is the noise kinda like doinkkadu or more like a chakadoink and is it two quick noises or just one long noise.


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