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Old 04-13-2016, 07:48 PM   #1
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Excessive Noise from Driver's Side Mirror on '15 DSDP 4369

Have I missed discussion of the terribly excessive noise caused by the mirror on the driver's side of the '15 DSDP 4369? My dealer early on made a slight adjustment, but still at times the noise is an unbelievable nuisance!
I'd love to hear that there is an adjustment that can be made to make the
noise easier to live with. Perhaps the noise is much the same for owners of
other coaches. Have some of you "fine-tuned" the positioning of the mirror
so that the noise is considerably diminished? I'd sure like to think so. Many
thanks for any & all "success stories" pertaining to this issue. Larry
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Hugh,
My 4369 doesn't make wind noise around the driver's side mirror. Don't know why I'm so lucky.
DutchStar Don did a mod on his mirror to quiet it down. Maybe he will weigh in here to help you diminish the noise. You can find the mod in the quick tips sticky. -Ron
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:13 PM   #3
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You mentioned other coaches for all practical purposes I have no noise to speak of from mine, I do drive with the windows up.
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:36 PM   #4
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I have no noise coming from my mirror, and I do often drive with the window open. Guess I'm lucky.
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I would suggest a call directly to the mirror manufacturer and see what they say.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:03 AM   #6
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No noticeable wind noise, will post a picture, hopefully you can zoom in and see how my mirrors are set up.Click image for larger version

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"Excessive Noise" in our rig comes from the passenger seat!!

Never had problems with driver side nose from the mirrors on either of our Dutch Stars.
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I've wondered if the set up with the mirror folded back instead of forward might cause the noise. I have the overhead mirrors so haven't had the chance to see if putting them out forward of the coach affected noise and was still a good way to go.
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Don't know about your mirror set-up, but with our coach I need to keep the mirror as close to the side window as possible, if not there's a lot of wind noise there.
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I also have my mirror pulled in so close the window that it looks like it is touching. That stops air from going between the side window and the mirror. My driver mirror had a terrible glare problem that made almost useless until I made a shield to stop the glare.
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When I bought my coach, I had two issues with noise at the driver's window. First, the driver's mirror was delivered with it angled back from the "A" pillar and up close to the driver's window. I felt that the wind was hitting the back side of the mirror, bouncing off and pounding the window. I also hate the look of different length mirror arms. I reversed mine so that the arm was angled forward and got the mirror away from the window. I was going to order a longer arm, to match the passenger side (an anal thing) but found that the mirror would be blocked by the "A" pillar, this the reason for the shorter arm.

Once I swung the mirror out. I eliminated a lot of the noise. I could still hear wind noise, which on my model year, was attributed to a joint in the window near the lock. I sealed up that joint, but still had noise. On one of my trips, I took a mechanics stethoscope with me and ran it along the window as I drove, I was still getting air noise near the forward bottom edge where there is a large rubber seal. I pulled up the rubber (insert) seal and used silicone to seal it in. These two steps eliminated most of my noise.
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Thanks to all for the excellent responses. Interesting that some are moving their mirror in and others out. Depends, obviously, on how the mirrors are mounted. Dutch Star Don, quite likely your 2014 mirror is mounted as mine on the 2015. Appears I'm gonna have to experiment with different positionings. I have no idea at this point if I can expect the noise to be less by moving it out or bringing it in closer. I'll first do as you, Don...move it a bit farther outward. Eventually, hopefully, I can manage to lessen the noise significantly. Again, thanks, to all.
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Larry, you won't just be moving it out, but almost rotating the head 180 degrees. Here is a photo of where mine is now.

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And Don, I'd bet one if the reasons the wind noise isn't bad for me is I have the power drivers side window option.
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