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Old 07-09-2015, 09:25 AM   #15
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I know this is an older post, but, I thought I'd post just to get it off my chest.....rattles ? Holy mackerel, yes !
The single worst one I have is the coach door. I swear that thing is taunting me. It sounds like a pack of Hyenas laughing. Especially if the road is one of those that has cracks that been filled with that poured asphalt/oil.
I spray it, lube it, wrap it is electrical tape, put felt bumpers here, there , everywhere.... The last thing will simply be to nuke it and be done with it. I would prefer the fresh air !
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Old 07-09-2015, 09:34 AM   #16
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I did two things that help quite that noisy door;

1) I got some thin, self adhesive foam (maybe 1/8 thick) and ran it around the door frame. Buy it at any hardware store. The foam isn't dense, I can squeeze it easy and compress it to about the thickness of a piece of cardboard. Its job is to gently put pressure against the door, (and help keep mosquitoes out)

2) I installed a cabinet door magnet on the very top of the door and frame. It catches the top of the door and keeps it from rattling.

ours doesn't rattle at all.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:33 PM   #17
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And I thought it was just me. My wife thinks I am crazy about squeaks and rattles and I am pretty good and tracking them down and eliminating them. The ones that I can't, I just have learned to ignore them.
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I went on a three week long cross country trip in a beautiful nice Prevost DP. It easily cost my buddy about 8X what most common folk spend on a luxury factory-delivery-reservation-appointment DP Newmar.

It had already been completely serviced under warranty, and everything worked beautifully.

Going down the road, it had just as many pops, pings, rattles, bangs, wind noise and other unidentifiable mystery noises as any $120k motorhome.

They were "better insulated" , and "solid feeling" noises, but they were still there. The engine noises were clearly in the rear and sounded exactly like a municipal passenger bus.

But, the fact is, motorhomes make noise as they roll down the road. They are NOT quiet like a premium luxury automobile, even if the MSRP is well over seven digits.
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I went on a three week long cross country trip in a beautiful nice Prevost DP. It easily cost my buddy about 8X what most common folk spend on a luxury factory-delivery-reservation-appointment DP Newmar.

It had already been completely serviced under warranty, and everything worked beautifully.

Going down the road, it had just as many pops, pings, rattles, bangs, wind noise and other unidentifiable mystery noises as any $120k motorhome.

They were "better insulated" , and "solid feeling" noises, but they were still there. The engine noises were clearly in the rear and sounded exactly like a municipal passenger bus.

But, the fact is, motorhomes make noise as they roll down the road. They are NOT quiet like a premium luxury automobile, even if the MSRP is well over seven digits.
Thank you for this, it is nice to know that all of them have their squeaks and groans, even the big dollar versions.
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Yep, my coach rattles when hitting a pothole or other rough place in the road! I've been told that they all do!

I guess you gotta consider the fact that you're driving a big box with thousands of joints and connections, so I just accept it!
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I know this is an older post, but, I thought I'd post just to get it off my chest.....rattles ? Holy mackerel, yes !
The single worst one I have is the coach door. I swear that thing is taunting me. It sounds like a pack of Hyenas laughing. Especially if the road is one of those that has cracks that been filled with that poured asphalt/oil.
I spray it, lube it, wrap it is electrical tape, put felt bumpers here, there , everywhere.... The last thing will simply be to nuke it and be done with it. I would prefer the fresh air !

The DW snores some, don't tell her I said that though, but after all these years the little bit of annoying noise is nothing compared to having a such a great partner.

My m/h makes some noises too, but again, I'm still up compared to having a lemon.
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No creaks or squeaks or rattles unless either the awning or day/night shades were stored incorrectly.
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