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Old 09-24-2014, 09:06 PM   #1
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Precept Windshield Noise

Hi everyone. I'm Chuck. My wife and I are taking delivery this Saturday on our new 2015 Jayco Precept 31UL. We test drove it tonight. Everything about it was great except for an excessive amount of whistling wind noise at the top of the windshield. Has anyone else experienced this?

I told my dealer that they need to address this issue before we pick it up Saturday. Thanks to anyone for advice. I am enjoying reading your comments in the forum and I plan on being a regular.
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Old 09-24-2014, 09:51 PM   #2
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Welcome to JOF

Chuck,

Hopefully some Precept owners will chime in with some feedback in respect to the windshield wind noise you noticed.

If you get a chance, feel free to post some pics of your new Precept (interior/exterior), not many folks have seen this new MH up close.

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Old 09-25-2014, 09:41 AM   #3
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Hi Chuck and Cindy WELCOME to the forums and YAHOOOOOOO.....CONGRATULATIONS on your 31 UL

Be sure to do a search of Precept on this and Irv2 forums for a variety of topics and discussions. There is a lot of info to digest and if you can't find a specific answer in a search, try pm one of us. Always eager to find answers.
We have had our PRECEPT 31 UL since mid July. Our longest trip was the first weekend we had "Bertha" with about 350 miles. Other than that we have been within 40 miles of home with our adventures.
Other 31 UL owners have many more miles and trips so hope they will see this thread.
To answer your question, we have not noticed an excessive amount of noise from the windshield area. Depending on wind direction and strength there will be different noises at different times. I realize it is very difficult to describe a noise so others will understand.
The only wind noise we noticed .... somewhat excessive... was when I didn't slide the driver's side window completely shut.
We have a really large windshield so it definitely needs to be sealed in properly.
Let us know what you find out.
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Welcome to JOF

Chuck,

Hopefully some Precept owners will chime in with some feedback in respect to the windshield wind noise you noticed.

If you get a chance, feel free to post some pics of your new Precept (interior/exterior), not many folks have seen this new MH up close.

Bob

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Good morning Bob. I have finally posted some pics of our 31 UL in albums and "Pics of your Jayco" threads. More next week with interior. We've been having such a good time, taking pics was on a back burner. lol
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Good morning Bob. I have finally posted some pics of our 31 UL in albums and "Pics of your Jayco" threads.....snip
Yep, I seen the pics earlier, very nice coach! When the Precept first came out I seen one at an RV show and thought that they were a sharp MH, nice standard up-grades (compared to others in it's class), and still competitively priced

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Yep, I seen the pics earlier, very nice coach! When the Precept first came out I seen one at an RV show and thought that they were a sharp MH, nice standard up-grades (compared to others in it's class), and still competitively priced

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Thanks Bob. I believe they did their homework. They didn't just throw out something to be in the "class A gas" market. Owners overall seem to have very positive reviews. The upgrades are very nice. Sometimes challenging to work through the "new" kinks.....always is.
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Thanks Darrell and Bob. Bob asked me to be more specific about the wind noise. Our test drive was only about 5 miles and we got up to 60MPH. The noise was constant from about 25MPJ on, but, of course, became more noticable the faster we went. It was a whistling noise almost like wind blowing through a screen. Rather high pitched. The front of the Precept is quite vertical and takes on direct wind without deflecting it as are many other motorhomes but I doubt if they all make that noise. We also drove the FR3 which has a more slanted and wind cheating front end. Makes the rig a little more "slippery". Not a bad idea. Perhaps Jayco should incorporate that design as well. Probably improves gas mileage too. The good news is I spoke with another dealer who had a Precept 29 and he told me he took it out and drove it 75mph and it didn't make any wind noise. I'm hoping my dealer can figure out the problem. Maybe it's as simple as re-sealing the windshield. I live in Kentucky. We fix everything with duct tape and I'm sure it would work but I hope they don't resort to that option. Take care y'all!! Chuck
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Hey neighbor! We're in Cincinnati and have been debating about going back to a class A. Love the Precept 31 ul, but all the plans I've seen have the short queen bed. Am I wrong?
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We have a 2015 and have had no wind noise. The only noise in the front is a creaking sound which seems to be coming from the cabinets above the passenger seat. Only seems to happen on rougher road surfaces. No major issues. Some drawers pop open while driving, the closet door always opens while moving, the microwave light needed tape around the door to stop the squeaking, etc, etc. Our dealer prep was terrible, we have not heard a word from them since delivery. Have called numerous times and get answering machine. Not one returned call. Like the unit, but am worried about any warranty service.
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Chuck,

I would think that to produce a constant whistling sound something "fixed" is definitely catching the wind, especially the fact that the noise increases with speed.

Is it possible that it could be an item on the roof near the windshield?

But I do agree a compromised windshield installation could be the root cause.

Just thinking out loud here.....

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