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Old 06-27-2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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loud wind whistle at 50+mph - 2008 Lexington 283 GTS

We have a 2008 Lexington 283GTS that we got back in Feb and are on first long trip. We have a very loud high pitched whistle at 50+ mph and higher. It appears to be coming from the door area but may be coming from the outside of the coach near the top. It gets progressively louder the faster you go. The long awning on the door side has the optional metal wrapping. Any suggestions as to where the noise is coming from and what thing I might do to fix the problem? It is very annoying. Thanks
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:18 PM   #2
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Had the same thing on my 265GTS. Caulked outside around door window with clear caulk and stopped.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:30 PM   #3
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Sometimes is right were the awning meets the sidewall. Just a tiny little gap at that speed becomes a whistle
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:01 PM   #4
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Can you be a bit more specific as to where the Awning Gap would be and what I could use to fix the problem? Thanks
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Old 06-27-2013, 11:23 PM   #5
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Actually, I was thinking of the power awning which has a leg that rests on the sidewall. Wasn't thinking about this being a manual awning...which only mounts on the bottom and the top. So, it could be the door or the front edge of the metal wrapped awning.

Maybe try some plastic wrap to cover the front edge of the awning just for process of elimination. If there is still a whistle...move to the door.
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Look on the roof. The awning material is in a metal slot. About 4 or 5 inches of slot (channel) is left open. Caulk the channel noise will be gone. I have 2006 283 and it took a long time to finally find the real noise location. Dave
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:41 PM   #7
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I ran clear packing tape a few feet down the awening leg crack Whistle solved.
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