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RE: Room Soundproofing

We do not like noise or echoes in our home especially in our living room. No fun trying to watch TV or listen to fine music or having a conversation with other people in the room with having to speak loud enough to overcome the unwanted background noise. When we moved our living room to our 2 story addition we had built on the rear of our home, we fully carpeted one inside 24' long wall, put in very thick carpet and pad, put in an acoustical drop ceiling 3" below the hard ceiling, added a 3rd pane on the 4' X 10' on the inside of the thermo-pane picture window on the rear wall, a 3rd pane on 4 other 36 X 54 other windows, plus an insulated storm door on the outside of the wide to deck insulated door. Simply staggering how dead silent the room became! Sound level is about like in a recording studio. You honestly can hear a pin drop on wood surface while 10 feet away! We no longer hear vehicles on our road, neighbors lawn mowers, or even airplanes anymore and everyone can talk softly. Also much warmer in the cold months in the room as it has 3 wall exposed to the outside. It is fantastic! You should be able the mount sound absorbing carpet etc on the inside of his office French doors. Have good carpet in there, sound absorbing curtains/drapes, upholstered chairs absorb sound waves, sound absorbing acoustical ceiling which will really help! Sound bounces off and around a room etc hitting wood or glass or other hard surfaces.
travelnutz 01/31/21 09:16pm Around the Campfire
RE: Cost of new fiberglass roof on a 32' Winnie

Judging from the condition of our Rhino sprayed in bed liner and up over the sides too on our 2004.5 Chevy LB truck bought new and had the liner sprayed in before we drove it, the Rhino liner lasts and looking very good 17 years later. Ours of course is black and has hardly faded much at all. I have the color renew kit that was sent to me from Rhino in about 2012 and never used it yet as the OEM liner still looks quite good. What they sprayed on is really tough and sure is lasting. Nothing slides around on bed liner like other brands which are so well noted for doing. When a tornado went over us and ripped the breaches off the big pines in February in 2015 when snow birding in our Carriage 29' 5th wheel and the sharp ends of the branches falling on the 5th wheel rubber roof put 6 holes thru the rubber roof. I wanted to have a Rhino sprayed on roof to replace it but the insurance wouldn't pay the cost. Thus, and additional layer of 1/4" marine plywood was put on and a new rubber membrane glued on. Cost was $4460 done here in Michigan and included a new 15' awning material installed that had 3 holes in the old one from the branches that pierced it. Got 2 estimates down in Florida to have it done there and the same was quoted at $7700 and $7400 they both quoted just patching the holes in the OEM plywood roof . Insurance said it was too high. I had patched all the holes in the roof with Dynaflex 230 hours after the tornado so the insulation wouldn't get wetter or saturated. Always carry a tube of it in both of our RV's just in case of need. Very good stuff for caulking and works on wet wood also as it is water soluble before curing in the air. Sorry now that I didn't pay the additional costs ourselves to have the Rhino roof sprayed on. So far superior!!!
travelnutz 01/30/21 12:07pm General RVing Issues
RE: Anybody still tow with an old GM?

Still have our ordered new 2004.5 Chevy Duramax 6.6 diesel Allison crew cab long box 4X4 truck and has way over 200K of only towing miles on it. With either the 11'3" Lance TC on the back or towing our 29' Carriage 5th wheel behind it. Brake lines are still not rusted but one front line had to be replaced 5 years ago as a large rock hit it and nearly flattened it in one spot. We heard it hit but didn't notice any damage at all. Didn't look at the brake lines etc but should have! Oil change place saw the damaged line. The bright red paint is still shiny yet and there is no rust on it as I always have our vehicles undercoated properly and before we even drive them. It works! Has a sprayed in bed liner up and over the top sides and the tailgate, so no rust there either! We live in West Michigan on the Lake Michigan shoreline and they do salt the roads here in winter. Hadn't planned on keeping the truck so many years but it has been such a fine truck, so why spend gobs of $$$ to get a new one. The one we have does everything we want it to do and the truck has had only 2 not expensive repairs needed so far. Happy campers we are! The inside and upholstery is still in very good condition. At 79 years of age why do I even need a newer truck??? Much rather keep the money in our own accounts!
travelnutz 01/26/21 10:01pm Tow Vehicles
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