I now have two very annoying noise issues with my 06 Fleetwood Bounder Model 35E.
I'm asking if anyone who has a 06 Bounder, or another 06 Fleetwood model...have you experienced any of these two sound issues? If you have, please let me know (a.s.a.p)...what you found out...as the cause and what was the cure.
Some new information: An email from Fleetwood this am said: The bedroom floor noise could just be the raceway area - a hollow area under the floor where many of the electrical and vent components are run - and may be able to be resolved with some sound deadening material.
As far as the noise in the front, it seems as though it may be coming from the grill. This is a simple fix that tech department can advise
your dealer on.
I reported theses two problems to my dealer (Tex Earnhardt's RV Center in Mesa AZ) before my warranty expired earlier this month and they will be working on solving these issues. Over the past year, I have had very good service with Tex.
Noise #1. I have a faint popping or pinging noise under my bedroom floor carpet area between the foot of the bed over to the cabinet drawers and wall. When I step on the carpet in a certain area of the floor, I get this single "ping" noise, each time I step on the carpet in this area. It makes this ping any time of the day, or evening, each time I step on the carpet in this area. This floor area is less than 1.5 foot square. They tell me that they need my coach for more that one day, to pull the carpet up and see what is the issue.
Here is a link to the sound video of the pings, (4707KB)
Noise #2. I get a very loud sound, i.e. humming, resonating, or vibration, outside the driver's side area. Seems to be near the front outside left corner. I've taped up the outside left mirror to see if any thing there is vibrating, I came up with nothing. It hums from 30 mph to 60 - 70 mph.
My dealer is contacting Fleetwood for assistance in tracing down this humming. Fleetwood is now closed to until after the New Year's holiday. My dealer thinks it could be some aspect of the chassis, and they will need more that one day to drive, test and find the problem.
Here is a link to the sound video of the humming, resonating sound's, (3067KB)
Thanks to these groups, I found these other solutions from people who have had similar noise problems.
a. put on weep hole covers.
b. rubber seal around the front window needs replacement.
c. adjust the position of the radio antenna on the roof, so that it was straight back and slightly down, will eliminated the noise.
d. fill the front grill tubes with rope, and fill the end of the grill tubes with clear silicone.
e. use duct tape to temporally cover the ends of all bars on the grill.
f. check and pressed on the window seal to ensure it was firmly seated in its track all the way around the front window.
g. a panel that surrounds the wheel had a bolt/rivet missing. I replaced it and the sound went away.
I'm now a retired full timer and the thoughts and expenses of one or two days staying in a hotel, are something I would like to avoid.
Thanks for your help!!