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IAMICHABOD

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Posted: 07/01/20 10:46am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

carringb wrote:

Here's an article describing the process, back when they used to remount the body 5 times before pulling it from service.


I would like to see that....I had one from a RV trade magazine but it is gone they scrubbed their archives.


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Posted: 07/05/20 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

i use paper towels or napkins in-between pots and pans and wrap my mugs as well if they start rattling. Interestingly enough at about 5 miles out the rattles are less and less. One rattle i searched for the last few years came to light when the bracket holding the sway bar broke and it dropped down jamming my steering. Luckily i was just backing up.

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Posted: 07/05/20 12:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

First, they are all TRUCKS!
Second, I agree with one of the other posts that mentioned the Chevy chassis are quieter than the Fords. I've had both.
Third, check and tighten every screw or bolt in every cabinet and every where else you see one.
Fourth, follow all the good advice about silencing between pieces of "stuff" you are carrying. We use no slip material for that purpose.

Fifth, enjoy the noise! It is taking you somewhere great.


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camperdave

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Posted: 07/07/20 08:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My biggest noise originally was the microwave. Not only did the mounting design suck (the whole thing was a bit loose and could move a little), but all the sheet metal holding the filters rattled around. I removed and reinstalled the microwave with more appropriate screws, and threw away the filters and metal pieces. I've got a roof vent in the kitchen anyway, don't need a vent in the micro.

The rest of the rattles we have are contents. The first hour of a trip the kids are on a rattle hunt lol.


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Yes, they always have rattles. Generally, you can dissipate the noise level by making sure everything is as secure as possible (windows totally closed, pots & pans not touching, etc). The better one stores things, the less noise. It takes time to figure the source of each sound, but then it's relatively easy to find a solution. Yes, RVs are big metal boxes filled with so many different things! The quality of the road, the quality of the materials used to make the RV, the way one drives it, so many different reasons for noises. We have been RVing for over 45 years, and have never had a ride in our RVs anywhere near as quiet as in our cars - the nature of the beast. BUT - we've always been able to have a conversation while driving!


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