Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-22-2014, 03:51 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 87
Engine noise Reduction

Has any one tackled the job of reducing sound in the front part of a Georgetown 360. I have padded the doghouse which reduced the sound somewhat. I looked under the hood stuck my head under and looked up there was only foam there....if I pad this will this help..
__________________

__________________
Dogpound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 04:48 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Iggy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Desert SW - Arizona
Posts: 6,360
I know one person here that spent a lot of time buying expensive sound proofing for the dog house and in the engine and wheel wells.
If I remember correctly the issue was how to install them that they will stay in place in the engine compartment top area.
I don't think you can stop it but the dog house is the only place I can see spending the money. The rest of the areas are hard to get into and personally not worth the effort. This is my thoughts only and not others.


Someone may have more information or the actual installer may still stop by here.
__________________

__________________
2012 Georgetown XL - 378TS 60,000 miles
Life is a journey, not a destination !

Iggy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 05:43 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
I know one person here that spent a lot of time buying expensive sound proofing for the dog house and in the engine and wheel wells.
If I remember correctly the issue was how to install them that they will stay in place in the engine compartment top area.
I don't think you can stop it but the dog house is the only place I can see spending the money. The rest of the areas are hard to get into and personally not worth the effort. This is my thoughts only and not others.


Someone may have more information or the actual installer may still stop by here.
Its not sound proofing the wheel welds ,,,I believe the noise is coming from under the dash ....if you open the hood and look up after you put your head inside you will see that there is only a foam pad under the portion of the dash that is over the engine compartment,
__________________
Dogpound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
jergeod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central upstate New York
Posts: 258
What I found that reduced a lot of noise for me was 1 1/2" insulation board (foam) did the complete dog house area sides and top. You need to cut lots of peices to make it solid and attach with liquid nails, been on 1 year and counting. You could add up in where you are talking also. HD or Lowes both carry it.
__________________
George & Jerri
06 GT 340 TSSE
USMC
jergeod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 08:14 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 87
Quote:
Originally Posted by jergeod View Post
What I found that reduced a lot of noise for me was 1 1/2" insulation board (foam) did the complete dog house area sides and top. You need to cut lots of peices to make it solid and attach with liquid nails, been on 1 year and counting. You could add up in where you are talking also. HD or Lowes both carry it.
Did you add insulation board in the hood area,,,,open the hood '''put your head inside then look up. I only saw a foam pad
__________________
Dogpound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-2014, 11:33 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
jergeod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Central upstate New York
Posts: 258
Mine might be a little differant being and 06, no I didn't even look in that area but when I wake her up from her winter nap in the spring I sure will look at that.
__________________
George & Jerri
06 GT 340 TSSE
USMC
jergeod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2014, 06:52 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
abjb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 548
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iggy View Post
I know one person here that spent a lot of time buying expensive sound proofing for the dog house and in the engine and wheel wells.
If I remember correctly the issue was how to install them that they will stay in place in the engine compartment top area.
I don't think you can stop it but the dog house is the only place I can see spending the money. The rest of the areas are hard to get into and personally not worth the effort. This is my thoughts only and not others.


Someone may have more information or the actual installer may still stop by here.
here's the thread.
Soundproofing
__________________
2012 Georgetown 360
SHE wanted "a new motorhome"
abjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2014, 06:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
43D18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 261
Hmm. Never considered the noise that much of an issue to us.
__________________
Mike & Suz
2014 Georgetown 351
Pontiac Vibe toad
Buck & Patsy, the boston-mix guard dogs
43D18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 11:54 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
kenandterry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eastern Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,332
The only time we can REALLY hear the engine, is if it shifts down a couple of gears for a significant hill climb.

Other than that, it's basically wind noise and/or tire noise on the pavement.

I improved the speakers significantly in our cabin using the stock in-dash stereo system, and for the most part..........ambient noise is not an issue.
__________________

Ken and Terry
2010 Georgetown 330TS being pushed by our
2017 GMC Terrain toad (4 wheels down)
kenandterry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2015, 12:19 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Alabama
Posts: 87
There is some noise that comes from under the dash which for the most part is a piece of plywood with a foam pad on the bottom. Rather than try putting more insolation under the dash, probably add a dash cover.
__________________

__________________
Dogpound is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:22 PM.