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Old 06-20-2020, 11:33 AM   #1
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Door squeaks,etc and driver shade noise, squeaks, etc

I own a 2018 Newmar newaire. Recently purchased with 4K miles. Any advise on minimizes these noises?. Thanks
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Old 06-20-2020, 03:21 PM   #2
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I seem to use a lot of silicone spray lube and have very few annoying noises on the road.
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Old 06-20-2020, 03:29 PM   #3
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Dry silicone spray works well without liquid lube remaining where it gets touched and distributed all over the place.
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Old 06-21-2020, 05:17 AM   #4
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Door squeaks,etc and driver shade noise, squeaks, etc

Iíve had similar issues with my 2018 MADP. The door squeaking is usually caused by the door not being closed all the way. There are two catches and it must be closed all the way to avoid the squeaking.

As for the shade noises, for me it was caused by the loose fitting of the shade motor into the tube. I removed the motor and wrapped the end of it with Teflon tape and reinserted. This took care of the problem for me.
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Old 06-23-2020, 02:36 PM   #5
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For the door noise are u using a "travel slam the door"

Or what I did for the door noise was to put black heavy duty tape around the door post....cut tape to approx..1.5 to 2" and place 90įx4 around post 1 to 3 plies Ö.Read this on this site a few years ago I believe and it worked pretty dern good.
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:25 AM   #6
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Closing the front door to the second lock....if you're not doing that, it will solve some of your issues. Once or twice a year, I like to spray Pledge all around the door opening and frame. I then wipe it clean. It not only lubes the door area, it cleans it at the same time.

Some of the squeaking of the front shades can be solved several ways. They can bounce and make noise for several reasons. Slightly unbalanced front tires, shocks and how you position the shades. Even though the shocks are new, many of us have changed them out to Koni Evo's, which eliminates a lot of what I call "short chop".....causing the quick bouncing of the shades.

When I drive, I set the front shades (visor and shade) so that they line up in the same position (height). By doing this, you make the fat part of the shade (weighted bottom edge) line up in the trough so it's harder of the shade to move around. You should also check that the six or seven screws holding the shade to the ceiling are tight. Lastly, you can take a small piece (2" x 2") of stiff foam and stuff it alongside both ends of the shade brackets (between wall and shade). This keeps the shade from moving side to side.

As the rest of the squeaks go, you need your copilot to identify those as you drive. As you eliminate one at a time, you'll eventually quiet up the cab area. Other things can make noise, like the glass plate in the microwave. We use a silicone disc on top of the microwave plate when we cook. When we drive, I place the silicone under the plate. Eventually, you'll find that you'll quiet down the coach and have a reasonably quiet ride.
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