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Old 05-12-2013, 12:12 PM   #1
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Rattle problem Thor tuscany Microwave

Thor tuscany. How do we stop the microwave vent rattle when traveling? We are new to this. Thanks
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Could you explain it a little more ?
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #3
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The vents under the microwave rattle when we are driving. Sounds like a flapping sound like air is getting in from the outside vent. Nonstop when moving.
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We had the same problem, I fabricated a small latch that attached with an existing screw. I can latch or unlatch with my awning rod. Rattles can be nerve wracking
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I have an anti rattle kit I travel with. This kit includes tape, glue, tie wraps, Velcro, rubber bumpers, and a host of nic nac's . With our 99 HR gasser, finding and fixing rattles was a part time job. I still have them from time to time with our current coach and get after them as they pop up.
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Old 05-12-2013, 04:50 PM   #6
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Thor tuscany. How do we stop the microwave vent rattle when traveling? We are new to this. Thanks
are you sure its the vent and not the plate?
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I pulled the fan off and jammed the metal flat by pushing up. The plastic flat closes on the outside unless the air is on. Then you have some cold air escaping. There is a tab on ours on the outside that I have used to lock that flat closed. Just a thought.
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I have an anti rattle kit I travel with. This kit includes tape, glue, tie wraps, Velcro, rubber bumpers, and a host of nic nac's . With our 99 HR gasser, finding and fixing rattles was a part time job. I still have them from time to time with our current coach and get after them as they pop up.
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How's the Dutch star on rattles? Any, many, or just a few?
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I had the same problem and it was driving me crazy. Solved it by taping over the exhaust vent outside.
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How's the Dutch star on rattles? Any, many, or just a few?
Initially I had some rattles that I had to fix. The mechanical slide lock mounted behind the drivers seat rattled even when adjusted, so I stuck a tennis ball between the slide lock and the slide-- no more rattle. I placed felt and rubber bumpers on most cabinet doors. I had a plastic on plastic squeak in the dash that area that took some experimentation, but solved it with a drop if silicon lubricant. We don't have a gas oven and that was a major source of rattles on our last coach. We do have to take the glass dish out of the microwave before each trip and wrap it in a towel. Compared to our 99 HR gasser the Dutch Star has fewer rattles. On really rough roads, or over bad bridge transitions almost everything in the cabinets and drawers rattles-- but typical for every Motorhome I have been in.

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We thought we had noise issues with our vent as well. Turned out to be the shelves (convection microwave). Solved it by storing the shelves elsewhere until needed.

May not be your issue but thought I'd throw it out there.
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Our vents over the kitchen and bath would rattle on windy days going down the highway. If you would almost over tighten them they would not sometimes. I cured that with the smoked max air IIs. No more rattle I passed a rig on the interstate last week. He had both vents wide open, we had a terrible head wind and it looked like they were about to rip off. Had to be hard on them.
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Initially I had some rattles that I had to fix. The mechanical slide lock mounted behind the drivers seat rattled even when adjusted, so I stuck a tennis ball between the slide lock and the slide-- no more rattle. I placed felt and rubber bumpers on most cabinet doors. I had a plastic on plastic squeak in the dash that area that took some experimentation, but solved it with a drop if silicon lubricant. We don't have a gas oven and that was a major source of rattles on our last coach. We do have to take the glass dish out of the microwave before each trip and wrap it in a towel. Compared to our 99 HR gasser the Dutch Star has fewer rattles. On really rough roads, or over bad bridge transitions almost everything in the cabinets and drawers rattles-- but typical for every Motorhome I have been in.

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Our Baystar is fairly rattle free. Sometimes on a corner the pocket doors will slam open or shut. It has three of them. I adjusted the little locks on the tops of the doors and they quit for a while. Then one may start again. They seem to loosen up while in motion. Newmar could use a little better design on the catches I think.
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I used the self stick door and window sealer tape.

Our rattle was when the flap hit the outside cover. A few pieces of the tape and no more rattle.

This solution allows you to still use the fan at any time as I would probably forget to undo any outside latches.
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