Soundproofing

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  1. Melchior

    Melchior Read Only Funster

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    Can any of you fun folks give any advice on this subject? Our MH is on a Ducato 230 with 2.8 id TD engine which is somewhat agricultural and unrefined. I like the sturdyness of it but the noise is so draining and tires me terribly even on 2-3 hour stints.

    A little Googling brought up www.noisekiller.co.uk and I wonder if anyone has recent experience of them. There is a thread or two on here (and a certain other 'factual' MH forum) but they are not so recent.

    My debate is whether to go for a pre-made kit like the one they seem to offer or to do it myself using whatever materials seem to make sense.

    Perhaps there's a knack to it with this type of Ducato which is handy to know? A hidden hole where noise comes in? A cheap yet effective material (carpet?) which does the job for a fraction of the cost?
     
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    I bought their full kit for our merc sprinter. I have not fitted all of it so can't judge it fully. I think that the blanket makes the biggest difference but it is expensive for what it is and I would prefer a different design.
     
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    We have the 2.0 JTD and it's really loud - but not all of it is the engine. In fact not much of it is. Driving along the motorway having to shout to the passenger, we then rolled onto a stretch of freshly laid billiard table flat low-noise road surface and the difference was amazing. We could talk at normal levels all of a sudden. Next to no road noise and no jangling from the back due to the shaking caused by undulations on the road.
     
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    Apparently, a lot of road noise enters the cab via the door panels which act like a drum. Adding something to the panels to deaden vibrations reduces the noise. Some people use sticky backed rubber sheets - these sheets don't need to be thick, just not ridged.

    We haven't done this yet but have it on our "to do" list.
     
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    On my rapido the engine noise is at a very low level. Can't say the same for road noise though but highly dependent on the road surface.
     
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    But upon which van is it based? Ducato? Also what build year.
     
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    That's probably why it's much quieter! :BigGrin:
     
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