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Old 11-21-2013, 04:23 AM   #1
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Wind noise

Just bought 2006 itasca navion-a lot of wind noise in front-at 65 mph can hardly have conversation or hear radio-is this normal
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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Just bought 2006 itasca navion-a lot of wind noise in front-at 65 mph can hardly have conversation or hear radio-is this normal
Howdy!

We bought our previous motorhome, a 2006 Winnebago View, in August of 2005. Kept it until February 2012 ... great rig! As you likely know, the Views and Navions are the same outfits build by Winnebago, just different labels, basically. Liked it so much we traded it for another.

Our View had quite a bit of wind noise, too. It was pretty common for folks back in 2006-2007 to simply add a second weatherstrip on the leading edge of the cab doors. We did ours, made a huge difference. Found a good 3M weatherstrip that fit nicely on the spot between the existing weatherstrip and the leading edge of the sheet metal and glued it on. It never came loose in about the six years it was there and the wind noise was diminished significantly.

Look for 3M weatherstrip #8650 or #8651. Self-adhesive. Clean off where you're going to stick it with lighter fluid or some such good cleaner and you'll be good!

Hope that helps. Enjoy the "Navion!"
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Howdy!

We bought our previous motorhome, a 2006 Winnebago View, in August of 2005. Kept it until February 2012 ... great rig! As you likely know, the Views and Navions are the same outfits build by Winnebago, just different labels, basically. Liked it so much we traded it for another.

Our View had quite a bit of wind noise, too. It was pretty common for folks back in 2006-2007 to simply add a second weatherstrip on the leading edge of the cab doors. We did ours, made a huge difference. Found a good 3M weatherstrip that fit nicely on the spot between the existing weatherstrip and the leading edge of the sheet metal and glued it on. It never came loose in about the six years it was there and the wind noise was diminished significantly.

Look for 3M weatherstrip #8650 or #8651. Self-adhesive. Clean off where you're going to stick it with lighter fluid or some such good cleaner and you'll be good!

Hope that helps. Enjoy the "Navion!"
I'm not quite sure I follow where you would add the weatherstripping on the "leading edge of the cab doors." Would this be an "additional" layer of weatherstripping added to the inside of the door ? Maybe if you have a pic of where exactly you added the weatherstripping, that would be so helpful

Also, I notice in your Avatar that you have a pic of the Navion without the "cab-over" (not sure what exactly they call the bulge) sleeping quarters. This must reduce wind noise quite a bit. Has anyone owned/used both and can comment ?
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I'm not quite sure I follow where you would add the weatherstripping on the "leading edge of the cab doors." Would this be an "additional" layer of weatherstripping added to the inside of the door ? Maybe if you have a pic of where exactly you added the weatherstripping, that would be so helpful

Also, I notice in your Avatar that you have a pic of the Navion without the "cab-over" (not sure what exactly they call the bulge) sleeping quarters. This must reduce wind noise quite a bit. Has anyone owned/used both and can comment ?
Yes, the additional weatherstrip is added to the inside of the door, much like the existing strip, but just ahead of it toward the forward edge (as toward the direction of forward movement of the vehicle). You don't really need the additional weatherstrip on the non-leading edge of the doors (unless you're making some very swift and frequent backup movements, I guess!).

Sorry, I don't have any pics . . . we traded our 2006 Winnebago View last year for our 2012 Itasca Navion iQ. As an owner of both (not concurrently, of course), I can report the Winnebago Profile/Navion iQ style of motorhome, which would be a 24G or 24V floorplan, is quieter than the other View/Navion floorplans that have the cab over. Just less to punch through the air. And, therefore, less to generate wind noise.
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Weatherstripping the doors often helps, Did for me.

Another thing I have is a mobile windshield, as it moves the breaks loose from the molding and it howls like you would not believe.. IT's so bad I finally put retainer straps on it to keep it in place ... And of course sealed it up with chemicals (Sealants).

If this is the issue I would have a professional reposition the glass. THEN add retainers to help keep it there

My Retainer is liek a 14 or 16 foot ratching cargo strap with a set of "J" hooks screwed into the sides of the MH aft of the windshield. They do work,, For a few years, then I need to replace 'em since sun and weather rot the fabric.
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Thanks Warren & Debbie...good to know.
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