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Old 08-24-2020, 08:13 AM   #1
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Loud rain noise

We finally got our HW27SC our on the road and happened to pick the one day it rained for 30 hours. The unit was great and dry but super loud. Does anyone have suggestions for either noise dampening of the fiberglass or creative ways to keep it more quiet? We live in the PNW so will be in the rain a bit.
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A few stiff drinks before bed is the only way I have found that helps!!! You could try earplugs. I live in Oregon and have had my share of rainy camp outs, in fact I would say 7 out of 10 of my camp trips encounters rain at some point. One weekend it rained so hard that by the second night of little to no sleep, I started hallucinating and thought I saw a massive bulge of water in my ceiling, was so relived when I turned on the light & saw all was okay! We try to camp South and the high dessert area as much as possible, to try and avoid the rain. I avoid camping near the mountains, always rains there. Heavily treed sites can over some shelter, which might help dampen the sound.
Other than that welcome to camping in the PNW and congrats on the HW27SC
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I guess that you have never slept in a house with a tin roof.

As was mention ears plugs? DW and I love it when it rains hard the sound is so soothing to us.


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Old 08-24-2020, 09:42 AM   #4
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We finally got our HW27SC our on the road and happened to pick the one day it rained for 30 hours. The unit was great and dry but super loud. Does anyone have suggestions for either noise dampening of the fiberglass or creative ways to keep it more quiet? We live in the PNW so will be in the rain a bit.
Get use to it.
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You'd spend a lot of money and effort for no real gain, IMO. Each trailer we've had, including our pop up was very loud in hard rain. Almost to the point you couldn't stand it sometimes. I think the only way you COULD stop it would be to set up under a cover of some kind that would have an air gap between it and the roof.
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When it rains I sleep like a baby despite the noise. One thought of what it would be like in a tent and i'm out like a light.

'Zzzzzzzzzx zzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzz
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DW and I love it when it rains hard the sound is so soothing to us.



Same here, guess it depends how you look<listen> to it. Coming from a tent in the rain a camper is golden.
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You'd spend a lot of money and effort for no real gain, IMO. Each trailer we've had, including our pop up was very loud in hard rain. Almost to the point you couldn't stand it sometimes. I think the only way you COULD stop it would be to set up under a cover of some kind that would have an air gap between it and the roof.
Inflate several air mattresses and tie down on roof.
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Inflate several air mattresses and tie down on roof.

Don't forget your raincoat
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We finally got our HW27SC our on the road and happened to pick the one day it rained for 30 hours. The unit was great and dry but super loud. Does anyone have suggestions for either noise dampening of the fiberglass or creative ways to keep it more quiet? We live in the PNW so will be in the rain a bit.
Yep after the first 2 pop ups, we went to travel trailers. The rubber roofs made the rain nearly impossible to hear.

Now that we're back in a pop up, it's the rain on a tin roof sound again. I consider it like white noise, that I need to sleep. It doesn't affect me at all at night when sleeping but makes it harder to hear the TV during the day when you're stuck inside.
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I grew up in the Northwest. Rain noise on the roof is pretty much a way of life here.

Common refrain when rain gets heavy and the noise increases is "Do you think it's going to rain today?"

The noise of rain on the roof is much better than the sound "Drip---------Drip-------Drip----" which means you now have a leak.
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Old 08-27-2020, 11:42 AM   #12
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Yes. get used to it. It's the nature of the beast. Even with EPDM or TPO roofs you still get noise in a downpour.

As someone suggested, a few good stiff drinks will mellow your senses.

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