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Posted: 02/18/09 03:25pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Seneca creates a lot of wind noise in and around the cockpit at 55+.
I was wondering if this is normal for the cabover type vehicles or is there a way to reduce the noise.

I can carry on a normal conservation with my copilot but it is hard to understand passengers on the couch.

Just curious if anyone has any input on this.

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Posted: 02/18/09 06:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumpus, I have essentially the same problem and would be very interested in any answers to this.


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I don't have the Seneca but do have the Greyhawk that is essentually the same and the only noise problem I had was the foreward vent rattling. I installed Max Air vents and that fixed the problem.

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Posted: 02/18/09 06:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The wind noise I get in the Seneca sounds like a door isn't completely shut. It is a "whishing" noise right around the back of the doors.

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I thought it was air noise from the cab door. I duct taped the gap between the body and the door. No improvement at all. I now think it is either the awning or the side entry door.

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On my class C we found the seal between the cab over and the cab was dried out and leaking because some screws had worked loose. To repair we removed the trim around the top opening, pealed back the material and padding, resealed the joint and put in new fasteners. Problem solved.

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I have the same issue. I think it to be one or both of two issues. The seal between the door and cab, and the wind deflection off of the wall of the MH just behind the drivers seat.

I currently have the Seneca getting air suspension on the back axle. I will comment this issue to the tech, and see what kind of answer/solution I get.

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Could it be the little vent door for the kitchen stove exhaust fan? If not closed during travel, may cause noise.


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Posted: 02/19/09 07:14am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Try adjusting the door stop/latch. Requires a Torx driver. It is very tight and should on a socket. I moved the drivers side door in about 1/8". Made a big difference especially when wind was coming from passenger side. Also added a set of side window visor vents. They have been on since we bought MH. Do not know it they help.


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I haven't tried this myself, but someone reported noise from the mirror arm was a problem, and overcame this using AirTabs.

You can try pulling the mirror in and see if the noise is less and that would be a strong indicator that this is indeed the problem.

If so, see http://www.airtab.com/en/Product_Applications_24/29.html. Look to the bottom of the page for the text above this picture:

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I suspect that the wind problem for Class C's is not the the same, though, so this solution might not work.


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