Remus blinds and rattling (1 Viewer)

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I know , I know all motorhomes tend to rattle but I’m out case it’s really just the Remis side blinds that make the most noise . Has anyone got any natty tips to help reduce the noise
 

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I know , I know all motorhomes tend to rattle but I’m out case it’s really just the Remis side blinds that make the most noise . Has anyone got any natty tips to help reduce the noise
I leave mine very slightly open
 
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On a Ducato?

I inserted small pieces of 10mm closed cell foam between the casing and door at the rear, lower corner.

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I was shoving a large piece of foam between the blind and the window - which killed the rattle but dropped out :) I’ll try your method ta
 
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I assume you mean slightly “closed” and I’ll give that a go as well - thanks
…. About 2 inches open but not either top or bottom works here. Never ever Tavel with the roof blinds closed or they can be blown out of the channels
 
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I know , I know all motorhomes tend to rattle but I’m out case it’s really just the Remis side blinds that make the most noise . Has anyone got any natty tips to help reduce the noise
Is this when traveling? We don’t get any rattles when driving but we do have them all open so the blinds are all compressed.

Id love to know a way of stopping them flapping about in the runners when we sleep with windows open.

Mainly using our van in U.K., we can often keep the windows closed at night but summer times it gets blooming hot when the sun in morning makes it to hot.

Don’t think for me it’s the noise that prevents us from leaving the windows open a bit for ventilation but the wind blowing and chance of them buckling.

Would love to find a solution as leaving them slightly open let’s the light in early :rofl::rofl:
 
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Is this when traveling? We don’t get any rattles when driving but we do have them all open so the blinds are all compressed.

Id love to know a way of stopping them flapping about in the runners when we sleep with windows open.

Mainly using our van in U.K., we can often keep the windows closed at night but summer times it gets blooming hot when the sun in morning makes it to hot.

Don’t think for me it’s the noise that prevents us from leaving the windows open a bit for ventilation but the wind blowing and chance of them buckling.

Would love to find a solution as leaving them slightly open let’s the light in early :rofl::rofl:
Tbh we very rarely use them as we use the silver wrap around - sometimes with a window open but the blind on the roof window does pea me off with the wind
 
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Tbh we very rarely use them as we use the silver wrap around - sometimes with a window open but the blind on the roof window does pea me off with the wind
We have the cab blinds and silver screen. Our bed is a cross one over garage with a small window above it and others in main living area. We get so hot being so high up in the van sleeping.

We’ve had one window blow out in the wind above the bed but luckily it happened in the morning on day we left. Not lucky that it totally wrote the window off. Found the main part smashed to pieces on the roof at front of van, bed was totally drenched and had to drive home with no window in really bad rain.
Cost lots to repair it and now don’t trust any wind at all. Would love a little breeze at night but also don’t want to wake up to broken blinds.

Maybe we’ve just been unlucky :rollingeyes: wouldn’t be fun in our van in Spain in hot weather
 
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I was shoving a large piece of foam between the blind and the window - which killed the rattle but dropped out :) I’ll try your method ta
If you lift the Remis "Frame" in the back corner, you will see a tab that should have a foam back on it 10mm foam on there...

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Those little sticky felt pads you can buy for chair legs do the job nicely. I got a bigger rectangular pad that I was able to cut into strips but I can't remember where it came from.
 
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Our passenger side Remis door blind rattled when I first fitted then and it turned out to be the Remis frame rattling against the cab window frame.
I stuck a blob of black tack on the back of the offending area on the Remis frame, push it against the cab window frame and have not heard a peep out of it since.

 
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Some good suggestions there sticky back foam things for furniture and blacktac are my first options , thanks , it drives me mad , will be great to get rid of the rattling 👍😉
 
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The rattles on the drivers door were literally driving me to distraction.
I tried putting sections of bike inner tube between door frame and blind, it had little effect.

Pipe lagging worked for a while, but I kept losing it.

I eventually found the perfect solution.
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Indoor fluffy sox.
Lined and very thick.
They stopped the rattles instantly and have the added bonus you can wear them around the van when stationary.

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Is this when traveling? We don’t get any rattles when driving but we do have them all open so the blinds are all compressed.

Id love to know a way of stopping them flapping about in the runners when we sleep with windows open.

Mainly using our van in U.K., we can often keep the windows closed at night but summer times it gets blooming hot when the sun in morning makes it to hot.

Don’t think for me it’s the noise that prevents us from leaving the windows open a bit for ventilation but the wind blowing and chance of them buckling.

Would love to find a solution as leaving them slightly open let’s the light in early :rofl::rofl:
Small rubber wedges used to be sold in Homebase which I found were the perfect solution. or you ca get them here.....

Amazon product ASIN B09HL1ZB3Z
 
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We travel with the blinds on the central rooflight half and half, i.e. the sunshade half open and the blind half open, meeting in the middle.
 
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Our blinds are down/open when travelling-no rattles.
I can never see the point of having windows open & blinds shut. If it’s hot and sun coming in the window we fix a towel over the outside of the open window so the opening is in shade. Would never leave windows open at night whilst asleep!
Been burgled once….that was enough!
 
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Put some self adhesive insulation strips but from a roll between the Remis case and blind (and a couple of other gaps) will report back when next on the road
 
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After collecting new in Jan 2023 1st thing I noticed was driver's door rattling 🙈 Yes drives you mad, anyway I shoved a screwed up paper mat down inside gap and it disappeared (Temp measure) Then my pal popped in to check new van out and he noticed the rail bar for sliding blind across was bent inwards touching the plastic cowling, so he simply bent it away so it was clear and been perfectly quiet since.
So worth checking, as could be as simple as that !
 
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Is this when traveling? We don’t get any rattles when driving but we do have them all open so the blinds are all compressed.

Id love to know a way of stopping them flapping about in the runners when we sleep with windows open.

Mainly using our van in U.K., we can often keep the windows closed at night but summer times it gets blooming hot when the sun in morning makes it to hot.

Don’t think for me it’s the noise that prevents us from leaving the windows open a bit for ventilation but the wind blowing and chance of them buckling.

Would love to find a solution as leaving them slightly open let’s the light in early :rofl::rofl:

Best accessory we bought for our van,won't keep the light out but keeps the van cool and cuts down the wind when the windows are open 👍

 
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Best accessory we bought for our van,won't keep the light out but keeps the van cool and cuts down the wind when the windows are open 👍

Best eccessory for rattles I have is yea towels - duel purpose

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Hi James, Yes it was whilst travelling, so annoying after driving car's all my life, and 1st drive in my new mh I thought is this how it's going to be. But tbf it was nothing to do with the blinds, it was the plastics in the door, which as said turned out to be a bent rail, so an easy fix !
 
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