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Old 03-26-2014, 08:26 PM   #11
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Tom Keilman, Would you have a Camping World part # for the Hardwood Cutting Board Top ?, Thanks Rick !
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:58 PM   #12
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We purchased a 2014 Greyhawk 31FS. The engine noise, squeaks, rattles etc were so loud my wife and I struggled to carry on a conversation over the din. I was tasked with locating and eliminating them. They came from many sources:
Engine cover - solution: install Hushmat under the engine cover
Under seats - solution: Jayco installed a residential carpet pad under the entire front cab area and under that I paid for and had Hushmat installed first before the carpet pad
Front outside area noise - spray undercoating and duct insulation
Cabinets none of the cabinets / drawers had rubber or felt pads to stop them from rubbing together- solution install felt pads in every cabinet door and drawer, install rubber shelving protector inside all cabinets and drawers to stop items from moving and banging together.
Microwave - solution use rubber shelving mats under the glass
Undercarriage noise - solution install foam rubber insulation, zip tie all wiring to secure it, spray on undercoating as appropriate.
Noise from back area (kids too) installed a heavy curtain between the cab and house areas

The results have been nothing short of amazing. Now we can have a normal conversation. An added benefit is less heat in the front cab area. We still have the occasional squeak or rattle but it is tolerable.
Nice job fixing what Jayco should have done before selling it to you. I had to do the same with an Embark so it is not just the price of the unit to be an excuse for total lack of attention to detail and pride of shipping a quality unit.
I could have throw a box of tambourines on the floor and you would not have noticed the extra noise over all the stuff that was rattling.
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Old 03-30-2014, 07:19 AM   #13
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Your ideas sound great, Michael!
Question: as far as the underside of the unit, how do you feel the "duct insulation" and "foam rubber insulation" will stand up to wetness from the road? Also did you put that stuff in yourself or have a dealer do it?
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:11 PM   #14
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I did it myself. I carefully cleaned the surface and then stuck the ducting insulation against it. The insulation I used is quite tough and I believe it will hold up well. On top of the insulation I sprayed rubber sealant. The rubber sealant will protect the insulation from most damage as well as keep the water out. It will also help keep the edges from coming up.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:13 AM   #15
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For anyone who is interested in what product I used here it is: http://www.amazon.com/Thermwell-FV51...uct+insulation
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Old 04-03-2014, 10:47 AM   #16
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Two children do wonders for squeeks and rattles... Seriously though I didn't think our 05 is that bad. I did put some felt pads back on the cabinet doors is the only thing I noticed.
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:19 PM   #17
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Two children do wonders for squeeks and rattles... Seriously though I didn't think our 05 is that bad. I did put some felt pads back on the cabinet doors is the only thing I noticed.
Yes we have 3 two 10 month olds and one 8 year old. That is why we put a heavy curtain between the cab and the house part.
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:40 PM   #18
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YES! I've spent the last two years trying to track down the rattles. Some I found. Some not! But the best thing I did was to super-insulate. I cut down so much noise from the road and the engine that YES, the squeaks are bit more prevalent, but the general feeling is more like a car now. I actually was shocked by the improvement. Here's what I did for those who care:

Full sound deadening underlayment under rubber padded carpet.
FAT MAT or equivalent- 3 layers behind engine hump. In wheel wells, under cab. Inside doors and under hood.
Spray foam sound insulation under cab, in wheel wells, under hood and under plastic steps by driver's and passenger doors. Denim insulation under dash.
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YES! I've spent the last two years trying to track down the rattles. Some I found. Some not! But the best thing I did was to super-insulate. I cut down so much noise from the road and the engine that YES, the squeaks are bit more prevalent, but the general feeling is more like a car now. I actually was shocked by the improvement. Here's what I did for those who care:

Full sound deadening underlayment under rubber padded carpet.
FAT MAT or equivalent- 3 layers behind engine hump. In wheel wells, under cab. Inside doors and under hood.
Spray foam sound insulation under cab, in wheel wells, under hood and under plastic steps by driver's and passenger doors. Denim insulation under dash.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:20 PM   #20
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They are noisy...no doubt about it

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Nice job fixing what Jayco should have done before selling it to you. I had to do the same with an Embark so it is not just the price of the unit to be an excuse for total lack of attention to detail and pride of shipping a quality unit.
I could have throw a box of tambourines on the floor and you would not have noticed the extra noise over all the stuff that was rattling.
I don't think we can pick out Jayco as a singular offender. My only experience with a class C came late last year when I rented a Cruise America class C. I forget who makes them, but two things stood out. The quality of the unit was quite high and it was noisier than I could have imagined. I have never heard anyone say that one particular brand or model was so quiet or quieter than another. You'd imagine that Trailer life or it's motorhome cousin might report on such things, but I've never seen it done.
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