Noise reduction

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  1. MuddyPuddle

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    Does anyone have any recommendations on how to reduce noise further in autotrail Tracker? Is it worth fitting additional floor coverings in locker boxes?
     
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    felt type carpet insulation under the cab rubber mats and up the firewall will help. for the doors you can buy self adhesive sound deadening pads.

    locker floors tend to be covered by the content of the locker, but any vibration will be amplified by objects like plastic boxes. adding some extra insulation may help a little, but not by much
     
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    I recently waxoyled our van, the road noise has been lowered drastically.:Smile:
     
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    What is 'waxoyled'?
     
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    Hi Motobanker.. We got some carpet offcuts from our local shop and covered the floor in each side locker which helped and also you can buy rolls of rubberised mesh mat from any camping type shop and cover the bottom of all storage lockers and cupboards. We also use it between plates etc.. Also as some one else said, plenty of tea towels around the grille pan and saucepans.. ALSO.. Don't go over 85 mph. !! :Rofl1:

    Mitch . :thumb:
     
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    For us it was the damned tyres ! Never really took any notice of the noise level until we happened to change the tyres from Michelins to Hankooks

    The difference was staggering to say the least.. Suddenly we could talk in normal voices..
    As I say, we never really noticed it was so loud in the cab ( MH is a 4 ton 7 berth C class on a Pug boxer chassis ) until the change
     
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    Rather strangely, when changing from Pirelli Citynet tyres, to Yokohama mud and snow, all-terrain super earthmover tyres, there has been no perceptible difference!:Eek!:
    New tyres have the new noise, grip and fuel economy ratings applied to them, I don't know whether this can help a buyer at all.:BigGrin:
     
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    The Hankkoks I fitted are M & S too.. To be honest I did not give the noise level any thought at all... just wanted to chuck a decent set of bowler on as the original Mich Camoping Car ones had started to crack.. Local place could only get the correct sized tyres quickly in the Hankook make, so that's what we went for.. pure luck they have turned out to be so good ( and REALLY good at getting out of muddy fields, something the old Mich's could never do )
     
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    GAG the other half:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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