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Old 11-30-2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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The outside porch light that Fleetwood mounted on the side of my Providence seemed extremely inadequate. I had seen some bright florescent lights on the sides of some MH's that I liked, so I did a little research and found that they are made by Thin-Light. It took some internet searching, but I found a distributor and ordered one. See photo below.



What I didn't take into consideration was the angle in which the leading edge of the light sticks out from the side of the coach. Since the light is mounted just behind the entry door, I now hear a great deal of wind noise when driving at freeway speeds. My wife immediately said, "Take the stupid thing off"¯, but that's not an option since I had to drill new mounting holes, which would extend beyond the edges of the factory light.

My next thought was to have some sort of wedge made, and mount it in front of the light, but I imagine that would look silly.

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The outside porch light that Fleetwood mounted on the side of my Providence seemed extremely inadequate. I had seen some bright florescent lights on the sides of some MH's that I liked, so I did a little research and found that they are made by Thin-Light. It took some internet searching, but I found a distributor and ordered one. See photo below.



What I didn't take into consideration was the angle in which the leading edge of the light sticks out from the side of the coach. Since the light is mounted just behind the entry door, I now hear a great deal of wind noise when driving at freeway speeds. My wife immediately said, "Take the stupid thing off"¯, but that's not an option since I had to drill new mounting holes, which would extend beyond the edges of the factory light.

My next thought was to have some sort of wedge made, and mount it in front of the light, but I imagine that would look silly.

Any suggestions?
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:08 PM   #3
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I would try some sort of fairing (wedge) and attach it temporarily to see if it reduces the noise enough to be useful. If so, maybe you can get a more elegant one made so that it looks like it was designed that way..
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Old 11-30-2006, 06:16 PM   #4
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You might try some form of rubber spray coating to dampen the noise. The auto industry uses a rubber coating on radio antennas to reduce the noise they make in the wind. Also, if you really have to remove it, and your side in flat, you might get a thin sheet of metal and cut it to fit over the entire area you drilled in, (such as the kick plate on the front bottom of the door) then remount your old light. s/Toby
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Try using the loop side of some velcro on the front edge to stop the wind noise. Black would probably be unnoticable.
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All good ideas, thanks!


Think I'll try the velcro idea first. Never thought of it as a wind noise elimnator, but it just might work.

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Wouldn't the velcro get full of splattered bugs?
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Hey Craig,

I'm going to take a SWAG and say that the orange cover looks like others that snap on and off other 'thin lites.' If that is indeed the case there will be a slight opening at the edges allowing air to enter the light. When that happens it is probaly making noise the same way a musical wind instrument in a band makes music. Could the edges of the orange plastic cover be sealed to prevent this? That cover itself is probably vibrating from the wind and making noise.

Just my two cents worth.
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