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Old 04-18-2016, 02:43 PM   #51
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I called Forest River and the service guy admits this is a problem and their fix is the black foam they put around the bottom of the door. Sit on the steps and see if you see daylight if so probably need to re-caulk helps but certainly does not get rid of all the noise

I wanted to bring attention to this post b/c I think it is right on. We have the door wind noise, not rattling, but swooshing sounds like a window is cracked open. I really took a look yesterday and I could see daylight from inside the bottom step against the wall (close to the circuit break door). I crawled under and saw no spray foam where the stair case box and the side wall meet up on that side. The other side was plumb full of factory spray foam. Got a can of great stuff out and got as good seal as I could in there. Some of it even crept into the stairwell in the camper! I'm guessing it will be much quieter when we head out this weekend.

Something to check with an easy fix.
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Old 04-18-2016, 05:54 PM   #52
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I wanted to bring attention to this post b/c I think it is right on. We have the door wind noise, not rattling, but swooshing sounds like a window is cracked open. I really took a look yesterday and I could see daylight from inside the bottom step against the wall (close to the circuit break door). I crawled under and saw no spray foam where the stair case box and the side wall meet up on that side. The other side was plumb full of factory spray foam. Got a can of great stuff out and got as good seal as I could in there. Some of it even crept into the stairwell in the camper! I'm guessing it will be much quieter when we head out this weekend.

Something to check with an easy fix.
On my sun seeker there are two round holes in the battery box area under the step that allow road noise to enter. I believe the holes are there for ventilation of any battery gasses.

I have factory foam in the area between the steps and the propane compartment. My propane compartment is just behind the steps. Anyway that was a good find that you made.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:59 AM   #53
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I was also wondering about the battery box under the steps,,, where the wires inter the box,,, at the bottom the foam has pulled loose !!!
I plan to look under it as soon as I get MH in the driveway !!!
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Old 05-01-2016, 01:27 AM   #54
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weather strip at the bottom of coach door

Someone, I believe in another thread, that I can't find, mentioned that their automotive type weather strip under their coach door did not extend the full width of the door and that was a source of wind noise.

I originally thought that I just had a door sweep and no seal. However, I have discovered that I also have a weather strip. That seal does not go to the outer edges of the door there is a gap of a few inches on both sides.

I don't know if that gap is correct of if I should have a longer weather strip there.

You have to get under the door to see this weather strip which is why I didn't notice before.

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Someone, I believe in another thread, that I can't find, mentioned that their automotive type weather strip under their coach door did not extend the full width of the door and that was a source of wind noise.

I originally thought that I just had a door sweep and no seal. However, I have discovered that I also have a weather strip. That seal does not go to the outer edges of the door there is a gap of a few inches on both sides.

I don't know if that gap is correct of if I should have a longer weather strip there.

You have to get under the door to see this weather strip which is why I didn't notice before.

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I see no reason for the weather strip to not be the same size as the door !!!
Very good chance it was cut short,,, or it has shrunk ???
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Old 06-11-2016, 04:22 PM   #56
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Awning noise

It seems that every time I pronounce my noise problems resolved another one appears or is noticed.

While washing the passenger side that there were noises coming from the rear rolled up awning arm when I was moving the wash brush against the wall.

There is some play in the mechanism that causes this noise and it sounds exactly like the noise I hear on bumps and rough roads.

I don't see anything to tighten or adjust to alleviate this noise. Any suggestions?

Should the black knob be tight?
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I tighten mine in the full out (or upward) position for travel.
They will rattle otherwise.
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Thanks. I will make sure they are tight.

All the noises are irritating. I started taking things our of the RV so I can isolate the various causes. Some are not constant, they come and go even over the same crummy road sections.
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I tighten mine in the full out (or upward) position for travel.
They will rattle otherwise.
The front one was loose which may explain the noise from that area. The rear was almost snug.
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I guess I thought those nut had to be loose before moving awning in ???
That is the way the old manual ones worked !!!
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