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Old 01-28-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Are Class C's rattle and squeak prone while driving?

One of my concerns in getting a class C (or Class A for that matter) is the amount of noise that will be heard while driving from everything in the motor home rattling, vibrating, etc. Like dishes, cups, pots and pans, stuff stored in all the overhead compartments...

I have always been pretty anal about squeaks and rattles in my cars and trucks so I'm concerned about the "symphony" that may be present and uncontrollable in a Class C.

I'd be interested in hearing anyone's thoughts on this and what they may have done to mitigate the noise...other than turning up the radio really loud ;~)


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Old 01-28-2015, 02:18 PM   #2
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Yup they rattle on rough roads real bad

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Old 01-28-2015, 03:04 PM   #3
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With proper prep we have very little rattles and sqeeeeeking, and we have 85% of our cabinets full. Normal driving is great without much noise. Yes on a washboard road we will have some noise. Love my Sunseeker!
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:09 PM   #4
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Yes they do rattle on rough roads but we look to see how each one can be addressed or "improved". On highways it is very quiet. We are down to one rattle, that is the dinette table, but I have a few ideas on that one too.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:12 PM   #5
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You will figure out as you go along what is rattling and what to do to stop it. On rough roads you have to live with it. Don't think any of us are bothered too much about a little rattle here or there.
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Old 01-28-2015, 03:13 PM   #6
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Look at it this way, it's a mini house on wheels. If your wondering, will it be as near quiet as your automobile, it will not. That being said, you can isolate certain noises and mitigate them to a certain degree. The cab area on a class C is usually the most quiet.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:56 PM   #7
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Yup, the is noise but you also get some wire noise from the engine and road do I don't hear much from the back but my family does - they haven't complained you much so it can't be all that bad.
A lot if it can be easily taken care of. Dish towels for the cooktop and microwave carousel. No glass - plates or cups. We use plastic plates and disposable cups so no noise from the dinnerware but an occasional rattle from the pots was fixed with stuffing the rubber shelf liner between them.
We put food cans in a basket and lay them on the side. No can rattling now. We don't carry much in glass at all but if we do, we roll them in paper or dish towels and place them in a similar basket as the canned goods.
Been a fairly peaceful ride lately.
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Old 01-29-2015, 01:11 PM   #8
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same here . . . i'm anal about noises, too! but as most have already said, you find them & fix them - i stated in an earlier post today, i put inexpensive felt squares between pots, pans, lids, glass dishes (i'm not a paper plate kinda gal). i bought small bins to keep canned goods, cannisters, etc. in so they're not banging into each other & the bins also keep stuff from sliding as i have them fitting snugly next to each other (even if there's nothing in the bin at the time). we've also taken the front off of the sofa (jackknife) & use the underneath for storage as well, using short, rectangular bins under there to keep stuff from sliding while we're moving. i've put a towel between the shower door & towel rack we have hanging over the shower door. there's always something you can do . . . except when you're driving on teeth-rattling roads & then you just have to weather the storm . . .
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:26 PM   #9
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I've had very little noise from the contents of the rig. As noted above we did things to minimize issues. The only booger I do have is the oven rack rattling. Sometimes it does. Sometimes not. But a road full of potholes will make anything rattle.
Just my $.02

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Old 01-29-2015, 04:52 PM   #10
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That's one reason we got a diesel pusher the motor is 39'behind us and you can't hear it. I also wanted the air ride which is worth it.As for other noise i have that fixed and mine is as quite as a luxury car. I simply don't wear my hearing aids when driving! Works for me.


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