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Old 01-01-2014, 10:38 PM   #1
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Question Too noisy to sleep

It's so noisy in here!

We've had our Columbus 320RLS for a month now and the biggest surprise is how poorly soundproofed it is. We've had four nights of rain and I can best describe sleeping in it in the rain as trying to sleep with your head in a metal bucket with the rain pinging off it. We also noticed how poorly soundproofed it is when we slept at a casino next to a highway and railway.

We don't have awnings on the slides and are wondering whether that would help at all. Tonight we will close the bedroom slide as it's significantly quieter that way. This isn't our first RV, but certainly the noisiest.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:01 PM   #2
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The slide roof on my humble little TT is the same kind of rubber as the main roof. Rain noise is, at worst, a background white noise.
Perhaps a roll out rubber coating would alleviate your suffering.
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:07 PM   #3
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:31 PM   #4
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Yep, they aren't super soundproof for sure. Friends had a mid 2000's Winnebago class c and it was much more quiet, especially in the rain. Part of that was due in part to a carpet like ceiling material that absorbed most of the sound.

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Old 01-01-2014, 11:38 PM   #5
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Just wait till the Rain turns to Snow,it Very quiet! Youroo!!
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Old 01-02-2014, 12:10 AM   #6
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Just wait till the Rain turns to Snow,it Very quiet! Youroo!!
:-) very true!

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Old 01-02-2014, 07:48 AM   #7
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The roof and floor of new 5th wheel RV's have good insulation. The side walls are very thin however in comparison. Wait till you have pine cones or acorns drop on your roof in the fall season. Makes a loud bang noise when sleeping.

Lots of reports of Dometic low profile AC being super noisy in bedroom of Columbus and other similar brands such as Sabre and Puma by Palomino. The people on the Columbus facebook group complained about this last summer. Bad AC units with bent shafts, loose fans, installing grommet mount kits to help with loud AC, etc. Glad I live in the north were I don't need a bedroom AC.
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The roof and floor of new 5th wheel RV's have good insulation. The side walls are very thin however in comparison. Wait till you have pine cones or acorns drop on your roof in the fall season. Makes a loud bang noise when sleeping.

Lots of reports of Dometic low profile AC being super noisy in bedroom of Columbus and other similar brands such as Sabre and Puma by Palomino. The people on the Columbus facebook group complained about this last summer. Bad AC units with bent shafts, loose fans, installing grommet mount kits to help with loud AC, etc. Glad I live in the north were I don't need a bedroom AC.
So true about the acorns and pine cones, even worse are hickory and black walnuts. When they hit it sounds like a small explosion.

We turn off the bedroom A/C when we go to bed at night. By that time the outside temperatures have usually dropped enough that the A/C in the main living area is enough to keep the entire rig cool.
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Hope you (Never) find yourself in a (Hail) storm! We were in a (Golfball) size one,lucky no damage to unit or truck,but the (Geese) on the pond at the C/G thought I threw rocks at them! Youroo!!
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White noise on sound machine and turn it up. Probably, won't completely hide the rain noise but, will be more tolerable.
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