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Old 01-17-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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On our GS-DP, I just had both windshields replaced along with a new factory gasket. The installers glued both the gasket to the body and the glass to the gasket with some special PPG glass sealing compound.

I have no water leaks after driving in some heavy rain on our Christmas vacation but I am curious how quiet a DP (or any coach with this size front) should be while going down the road. We got rid of the first vibration and associated noise with the air bag leveling valve(s) and u-joint replacement but I didn't know if it should be quieter than it is.

When going down the freeway/highway at speed, you can hear the wind fairly clearly. It isn't whistling as if through a gap though. I am wondering if this is par for the course with pushing a 12' high box through the air. I have the two piece windshield with the two section one piece gasket.

My family and I can carry on a conversation fine but it seems we have to elevate our voices a bit when at freeway speeds.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:31 AM   #2
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On our GS-DP, I just had both windshields replaced along with a new factory gasket. The installers glued both the gasket to the body and the glass to the gasket with some special PPG glass sealing compound.

I have no water leaks after driving in some heavy rain on our Christmas vacation but I am curious how quiet a DP (or any coach with this size front) should be while going down the road. We got rid of the first vibration and associated noise with the air bag leveling valve(s) and u-joint replacement but I didn't know if it should be quieter than it is.

When going down the freeway/highway at speed, you can hear the wind fairly clearly. It isn't whistling as if through a gap though. I am wondering if this is par for the course with pushing a 12' high box through the air. I have the two piece windshield with the two section one piece gasket.

My family and I can carry on a conversation fine but it seems we have to elevate our voices a bit when at freeway speeds.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:45 AM   #3
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You are driving a truck!
Not a Lemo!
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:45 AM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Reply </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Jerry what is a lemo ?

or do you mean limo .
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:00 AM   #6
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Unfortunately there are several "lemo"s out there as well
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:11 AM   #8
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I am sorry but I can not help. I do not drive a truck, I drive a bus!
I have only driven a few different DP but I can say that the DP does seem to be a lot quieter than the front motor in the gas version. Comparative wind noise,,I don't know,,that is probably different with each design. Just MHO.
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My 96 southwind is not all that noisy, even with the Banks Power Pack. The previous owner put all terrain tires on it, so I do have tire noise at higher speeds, but we can converse at normal tones.
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My observation, based on personal experience with ours is: it depends.

First, I'll represent ours as entry level and perhaps not at the same quality of an MCI or a Prevost. That means that the fit and finish is not as good and that I expect ours to have more road and wind noise.
Second, the most important place for noise on ours is our door. The dealer worked with it after we bought it and I've done some more work since then. That area remains a challenge.
Third, the noise changes significantly based on the wind direction. Bucking a headwind is a lot noisier than if the wind is hitting the rear parts of the RV first. For any sailors out there - beam reach, broad reach or ddw (dead downwind).

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Old 01-17-2008, 09:19 AM   #11
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> I can say that the DP does seem to be a lot quieter than the front motor in the gas version. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

In my gasser I hear more wind noise than my engine unless I'm climbing hills or starting out from a stop, otherwise when I'm cruisin down the road the wind is what gets noticed.. Just my observation..
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I have two small children and a wife from a loud polish family. My coach is silent inside for all I know.
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I guess every rig is different. I think you can't expect the same quiet ride you get in your car. When at speed, I find my gasser gets a lot of noise from the mirrors. The air slides off the windshield and creates turbulance around the mirrors. I guess that is why they did not put a great radio in it. You still wouldn't be able to hear the high quality units very well. The V-10 is noisey when starting from a stop and that's another thing you can't do much about but you can invest in shelf liners to quiet the interior rattles and then address each rattle and squick as it pops up. Don't let the little stuff bug you. There is always something really important to worry about, you don't have to look for lifes little annoyances.
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They are all different. We were fortunate to have a coach that had the front end designed and wind tunnel tested; it looks a little weird but it is quiet. I cna barely hear the generator running and have no wind noise. Its kind of spooky if you turn off the stereo and are on a lonley smooth road.
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