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Old 07-01-2017, 07:39 PM   #1
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We bought a 2011 Lance truck camper (1181) this past winter. When we drive down the highway, it sounds like the wind is coming right through our windows. As the winds shift and as we change directions the horribly loud wind will shift from driver side to passenger side window (and back).

We've had the truck to the dealer (F-350 dually 2012). Dealer re-sealed one side of the windshield, but only out of desperation. They could never find a problem.

Is this normal? Is it caused somehow by the wind against the overhang of the camper over the truck cab?

Any ideas? Suggestions?
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Old 07-01-2017, 08:55 PM   #2
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It could be air diverted by the overhang. You might use duct tape and or other objects to try and figure out what's causing the noise. On some cab-over Class C RVs it's been reported that mirror brackets cause noise. This was discovered by filling the gap with bubble wrap to change the air flow. Not a permanent solution, but put them on track to correct the noise.

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Old 07-01-2017, 09:15 PM   #3
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It is the wind noise created when the wind is forced between the cab over of the camper and the roof of the truck. When we had our Lance Camper they used to sell a blow up type cushion that fits on the roof of the truck, at the leading edge and eliminates that wind noise you hear. It also adds a little cushioning to the ride and makes the Camper ride a little smoother. It is made of a stronger rubber material, and it is the approximate size of the roof of the Truck, and lasted us for many years. You might still be able to find it through Lance or maybe CW or some other RV supply store. Good Luck.
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:37 AM   #4
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I have an arctic fox on a 99 f350. It definitely makes some wind noise, but nothing i cant deal with. I wonder if its just difference in opinion or if you actually have a leak somewhere making it worse. dont have a sunroof do you?
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Typically it is the rear door seals causing this noise. Stuff some nylon rope into the seal gap to verify if this the source of your noise.
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