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Old 09-16-2018, 02:14 PM   #1
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How do you carry on a conversation at 65mph?

Not that I travel at 65, more like 62/63 but the noise is still terrible, DW and I have to shout to be heard. What to other Class A owners do?

I've noticed that firemen wear head sets to communicate in the cab of their firetrucks so that thought progressed into why not in the cab of our motor home?

I'm not convinced I can sell the idea to DW to wear David Clark headsets plugged into an intercom but that is the direction I am headed with a pair of Sampson Racing crew headphones plugged into an aviation portable intercom.

Anyone else tired of the noise and shouting?
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You do realize the part where you can't talk to your wife is actually a feature. Right?
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Old 09-16-2018, 03:00 PM   #3
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I always enjoyed the "roar of the road" in our Class C, droned out the DW.
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Old 09-16-2018, 05:03 PM   #5
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I've noticed that firemen wear head sets to communicate in the cab of their firetrucks so that thought progressed into why not in the cab of our motor home?
Ya got a siren on your motorhome? Cool. Would be great on I-95 in CT.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:42 AM   #6
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Not a problem?

Hmmm, maybe it's not a problem to other owners?

I considered adding sound deadening material under the carpet but that's a bigger job than I wanted to get into. Also don't know how much it would cut the noise.

Bought a 2 place aviation intercom off ebay yesterday with assorted ear phones and mics for $79 so I'll see if this is a viable solution for us.
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Old 09-17-2018, 05:17 AM   #7
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My only complaint is it's hard to hear the radio and music. There is a lot of air being disrupted with the rig and kayaks on the roof. My 06 diesel seemed quiet when new but the newer ones make it seem like a locomotive.
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I've given up on the radio except when we are parked. Even those speakers at the top of the windshield can't overcome the engine, wind and transmission noise. First, second and third gears have an awful lot of gear noise, fourth, fifth and overdrive are much quieter. Keeping the engine under 2000 rpm helps somewhat but still difficult to have a conversation.
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Yeah, I really don't relate to this. You cannot hear the radio?
I don't think the noise is excessive at all.
My Mustang is much louder than my class C, and holding a conversation is not a problem.
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And therein lies one huge difference between a Class A and Class C. I've always believed the truck chassis were insulated better than the open frames used in the Class A's. None of my Ford trucks were noisy except for the '99 F250 with the 7.3 International engine.
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