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    This is our first Motorhome! We are finding it really noisy when travelling. Anyone got any ideas on how to quieten things?

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    Take it down to the weigh bridge and get it weighed. You need the front and rear axle weights. It needs weighing with all your normal stuff in it including passengers, fuel and water. Then you can work out the optimum tyre pressures for the axle weights and then let the tires down. If it's come from a Dealer they are probably 80 PSI all round.

    If that doesn't work sell it and buy something with better sound proofing

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    Is it under warranty.. ?
    If so.. Now is the time to find out how good the dealer is.
    You could try talking to Swift.
    Good luck.
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    I suspect you are experiencing rattles, bangs and squeaks as we did with our Bessacarr. Our first step was to reduce the tyre pressures to 58psi all round. Second step was to fit buffer pads to doors and drawers. Third step was alter the locking mechanism on the oven door which was so badly fitted I could fit my fat fingers into the gap at the top of the door. Fourth step was tighten all brackets that secured the table and tv whilst in storage, Fifth step was to put felt between all the pots and pans, Sixth step was wrap the utensils in towels. Seventh step was to secure everything in the lockers so there was little to no movement.
    All of the above worked but the biggest improvement was fitting air suspension.

    Good luck.
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    Yes they're noisy. With a whole house full of stuff to rattle around!
    Careful packing all helps.

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    Run foam draught strip tape around cupboard door openings, washroom door, and drawers to stop these rattling. This tightens things up. Use bubble wrap in storage areas for plates, pans and cutlery.
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    Ear Defenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synchronicity View Post
    This is our first Motorhome! We are finding it really noisy when travelling. Anyone got any ideas on how to quieten things?
    You need to identify the noises
    Is it road noise, tyres, engine
    or
    cupboard rattles, such as pots, pans glasses
    or
    cables vibrating or tv rattling

    Just identify one by one and pack things better

    Tyre pressures come into play, but depending on how heavy you run your van.
    Our tyre pressures are pretty high, but our van does run at full weight and no rattles. If ever we have a rattle, it is through bad packing
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    You need be realistic, all motorhomes make noises when driving along. The better the quality conversion generally the quieter the drive.
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    I turn my hearing aids down when it gets too much

    Iíve got rid of dozens of rattles using the methods everyone has mentioned, but thereís one I canít fix: we have a small on-board safe right at the back, in a cupboard, and the locking mechanism inside the double skin door of the safe rattles. I guess theyíre not designed to be mobile!
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