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Vicki in WA

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Posted: 04/15/19 01:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi, new to the club! Hey, we have a 2002 Fleetood Bounder that whistles up by the driver's area near the windshield when going 45 mph or more. Hubby has checked a lot of different things to no avail. I seems like it is coming from the top left outside of the motorhome near the windshield-driver's side. Any ideas we can check before our trip coming up? It is very bothersome!

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Make sure there is not a gap between the windshield and frame.
It only takes a small gap.
Check the clearance lights to make sure they are sealed.
Caulking will seal it, at least temporarily.
Put a piece of duct tape over the windshiled/frame area and drive it. If it helps, caulk the area.
DO NOT leave the duct tape on. Remove it as soon as the test is finished.
And don't use silicone caulk.

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Posted: 04/15/19 03:06pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

might be the front of the awning roll roll if you have one.

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Posted: 04/15/19 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sounds crazy, but I have heard of Bounder owner's complaining of the whistle sound coming from the round tubes on the grill. If your Bounder has the round tubes at grill, others have suggested removing the end caps and place sand in them to deaden the sound.


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Posted: 04/15/19 03:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Also check and cover with tape, the drain holes at the bottom of the driver's side window frame. These are a known issue and plastic covers are available online for most windows. If covering them with tape works, be sure to remove the tape before the next rain.

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Posted: 04/15/19 03:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our 1999 Hurricane had what was called the "Hurricane Whistle". Never did find it, and as far as I know, no one else ever did either. But it was talked about a lot. Wish you luck.


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Posted: 04/15/19 04:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My 05 Expedition (Bounder) whistles sometimes too. I have never found it.

Mine shows up over 65 or when there is a headwind from the left side.

I got a roll of 2” blue painters tape ( comes off easy, no paint damage) and tried it every where. Window weep holes, gaps around the mirrors, windshield trim, various gaps on the front cap.

I tried a cardboard tube on my ear to isolate the sound and a mechanics stethoscope to no avail.

Gave up. I usually drive 62 anyway.

The factory was no help.


My Kharma ran over my Dogma.

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Posted: 04/15/19 04:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2 on the drain holes. There are 4 on the bottom of the window frame. The front 2 are the culprit. Just cover them, looking at them, you will see water only enters at the rear of the frame anyway. The rear 2 drains will handle any water just fine. As the RVs get older, the plastic covers fall off. They don't really help cut the wind noise near as well as some black electrical tape will. Come back and let us know what worked.

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Posted: 04/15/19 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I can't wait to tell hubby what to check now! It's not the awning as it is on the passenger side. We don't have the round tubing on the grill so it's not that. We will try all the other suggestions though! Thank to everyone for their suggestions!

If there are any more suggestion please post! IF we find out what was causing the whistling, I will post for everyone!

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rgatijnet1 wrote:

Also check and cover with tape, the drain holes at the bottom of the driver's side window frame. These are a known issue and plastic covers are available online for most windows. If covering them with tape works, be sure to remove the tape before the next rain.
Dang! We were hoping that your suggestion was the problem with ours'. Covering the holes did not work.

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