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Old 03-30-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Have any of you fixed a door leak and/or wind noise? What did you find that was best to use?
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Have any of you fixed a door leak and/or wind noise? What did you find that was best to use?
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:50 PM   #3
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My 07 DIP is in for the same issue. I will let you know what the fix is as soon as I know
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Old 03-30-2008, 05:58 PM   #4
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Guys...Here and HERE are photos of two different things Monaco does...
There is a thread from Feb 8th here



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Old 03-31-2008, 03:37 AM   #5
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We had this deflector and a additional seal installed at Wildwood last week and still have the wind noise. It seems to be coming from the area of the top hinge but no air leaks into the coach. Keep us informed on what you do to fix it.
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This may sound strange, but if I don't give my door a good hard pull shut when we are driving, I get some air noise and the step will activate. A give it a good solid closing and then lock it with the dead bolt.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:06 PM   #7
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My fix:
I bought some half-round ribbed weather seal that has double-backed tape on the flat side. I installed it just inside the door frame next to the outermost 1/4" raised flange.
The door hinge at the top is where the leak was. I placed this same weather stripping barely above the top of the door as close to the hinge mechanism as I could get. It actually ends up above and outside the door when closed, but water running down from the door awning drips over the weather strip and does not get into the inside of the door.
It has been so rainy, I haven't driven in the last 3 days - also, I've been waiting to take the driver's portion of my Texas Class B non-CDL. I passed the written on Monday. Took it along with 3 (stated) Professional drivers, none of whom passed the written.

All of my questions were on combination vehicles and taxis. Not one question on pre-trip inspection, air brakes, or anything at all to do with bus.
"What is the maximum number of trailers that can be hooked behind a semi?" I said 3. Wrong. They say 2 is the correct answer. "What is the maximum height red reflectors can be on a flat-bed trailer?" WHO CARES!?! I want BUS questions!

I'll have to let you know later whether I got the wind noise fixed. I'll be pleasantly surprised if I did.
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Old 04-01-2008, 05:32 PM   #8
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Bud, I think (heavy on the think) I have a mental image of your fix, but I think (again) you owe us a picture, ....
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">All of my questions were on combination vehicles and taxis. Not one question on pre-trip inspection, air brakes, or anything at all to do with bus.
"What is the maximum number of trailers that can be hooked behind a semi?" I said 3. Wrong. They say 2 is the correct answer. "What is the maximum height red reflectors can be on a flat-bed trailer?" WHO CARES!?! I want BUS questions! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bud,
Know what you mean. I studied and studied and carried around the Drivers handbook through out a 2 week cruise. Most of the questions were non-bus related. On the plus side though, all that study was a good refresher. Don't sweat the driving portion. The only gig I got from the officer was not being aggressive enough. Go figure. Some will ask you to explain or demo the air brake system and some will ask you to parallel park. I did not have to demonstrate parallel parking (thank God) - it would have not been pretty. I practiced it but I'm sure I made a lot of folks chuckle. When the officer said she was not going to ask me to parallel park I told he it was her lucky day - she would have to spot and it was raining. Try to schedule a late morning driving skills test. Less traffic and the officer does not want to be late for lunch.

Thanks for the tip on weatherstripping the door, I'll give that a try.

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Sorry Guys for the delay in posting.
The weather-stripping I described above worked. Not a whisper of wind even at expressway speeds. I'll take some pictures and post them.

And Mark; the officer didn't even want me to describe air brake checks or see my flares, fuses, and fire extinguisher or even hear about a pre-trip inspection! He did have me parrellel park, RIGHT NEXT TO A FIRE HYDRANT. I passed, and that's the fun part.
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We are all looking forward to the Pics! really looking forward to a solution for that wind front door wind noise!

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Congrats Bud, for solving your noise problem and passing your driving test. While I did not have to parallel park I was really grilled on the air brakes and had to demo the leakdown test.

Look forward to your pictures of your weather seal. I've never had air leaking and I think you hit on the solution. Lettinb some of the seal ooze a little to the outside. My seal does exactly that and may that I why I've never had a problem.

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