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Posted: 06/30/20 02:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Waffle shelve liners between the plates and pots n pans. The silverware draw is our most noisy draw. All metal to metal things get protected to the best of our ability. Its fine on the open road, its noticeable on the dirt roads or passing thru a city with patched potholes.
My drums are set up in my man-cave music studio, my DW welcomes a rattling drive in her MH. [emoticon]

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Posted: 06/30/20 02:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

most rattles can be found and fixed.

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It's s matter of opinion. I do most of my driving on Pennsylvania roads. Everything rattles. [emoticon]

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Posted: 06/30/20 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All rvs rattle and some a lot more than others. I don't think one can say a brand A is quieter than brand X necessarily. I'm constantly chasing rattles and eventually will narrow them down to just one or two. I can't stand rattles like others who just ignore them and drive on like there are none. I would not let any rattling rv that is for sale deter me from buying it but as soon as it's in my hands I'm right on working to quiet things down. Silence is golden.

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I have one rattle---I say its behind the front TV and DW says its under the dash under the TV---either or, I can't find it---YET!

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carringb wrote:


Also, do you know for sure the body was original to your chassis? For a long time, Cruise America used to swap old bodies onto new chassis. Until they finally realized the chassis is the longest lasting component. But I think they did this though the mid-2000's.


While this somewhat true the practice was stopped in 1976.


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IAMICHABOD wrote:

carringb wrote:


Also, do you know for sure the body was original to your chassis? For a long time, Cruise America used to swap old bodies onto new chassis. Until they finally realized the chassis is the longest lasting component. But I think they did this though the mid-2000's.


While this somewhat true the practice was stopped in 1976.


I looked at a bare chassis from them around 2005 or so. Might have even been as late as 2007.

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


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After some time you recognize most of what the rattles are LOL. One sure way to cause rattles and have a horribly rough ride is to inflate the tires and air springs to max pressure. Referred to as riding
on bowling balls!

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We did real good in quieting down our class B+ SHOWN HERE WITH MANY PICTURES.

- Lined cabinets, drawers, and utencil trays with foam mat cabinet liner material
- Placed a paper towel in between pots and such
- Added thick felt pads under the feet and wing tips of the roof antenna
- Replaced wood screws with threaded spiked T nuts and bolts to secure the microwave oven much tighter
- Place silicone pot holders over the stove grates before driving
- Added thick felt pads in strategic places on the flip-up counter hinges
- Opened up the TV and placed thick felt pads to quiet the internal sheet metal
- Attached the B+ cap cabinetry better
- Put in the proper tire pressure, not any more than required
- Carry a full tank of fresh water, it dampens noise fairly nicely

Though our 2007 E350-V10 rig drives very quietly, I am not done yet. I have one more thing planned. Our front suspension is light-weight, under-loaded, over-rated, because most of the weight is on the rear axle, much behind the rear axle, the teeter-totter effect. I will be replacing our front coil springs with the next rating less. The front springs on our E350 are the same as an E450. A softer ride up front should make things even more quiet as well as more comfortable, and maybe even level the rig better because the front sits a bit high.

Before you say it, I will get a wheel alignment after.


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Installed Koni FSD shocks and the ride quieted down a lot. Like others have said , typical places for rattles and noise: Stove and stove cover, pots and pans in cabinets, screen door spring. Door fitment and latch tightness (can be adjusted somewhat). Never gonna be like a car....

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