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Old 02-13-2019, 01:22 AM   #1
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My Vegas sounds like an airplane

Seriously, I get about 65 or over (the RV, not me, lol) and something starts vibrating. It sounds like it's right outside the drivers side but I've checked and double checked everything. There was a piece of black vinyl that seemed loose, but I super glued the heck out of months ago. I have had the rear fender trims fall off (warranty replaced one and the warranty will replace the other. Today I was head into a 10+ mph wind and had to keep it near 60 to have something not vibrate like it sounds like an airplane. This has been going on since I bought the Vegas 9 months ago and will talk to the dealer tomorrow. Anybody ever have this problem before? Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:35 AM   #2
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Never heard of this.

Was that black vinyl part inside the front fender well? I could see that making a racket if flapping around from the wind and/or rubbing on the tire.

I would put some screws into anything like that under the fender wells. Or maybe drill some holes and add a few zip ties?
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:40 AM   #3
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How loose is your hood?
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:43 PM   #4
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Never heard of this.
Was that black vinyl part inside the front fender well? I could see that making a racket if flapping around from the wind and/or rubbing on the tire.
It's the trim around the trimless windows. The one that was loose was right outside where the passenger sits and also the one on the driver side was loose, but the super glue fix didn't work on this side.

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Never heard of this.
I would put some screws into anything like that under the fender wells. Or maybe drill some holes and add a few zip ties?
Or maybe duct tape, LOL...It's still under warranty, so I'm holding Thor's feet to the fire to fix everything. The dealer I've been working with has been fantastic and has accepted everything. However, the snow birds have jammed up the place, but I feel if I identify during the warranty period, then I should have it covered.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:45 PM   #5
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How loose is your hood?
Yes, that's one of the places I suspected. It is very tight and firm and snug.

My current suspicion is the tarp that rolls out when the living room slide is extended. Don't forget I've got the 24.1 floor plan that has the enlarged living room.
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Old 02-13-2019, 12:52 PM   #6
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Yes, that's one of the places I suspected. It is very tight and firm and snug.

My current suspicion is the tarp that rolls out when the living room slide is extended. Don't forget I've got the 24.1 floor plan that has the enlarged living room.
We also have a 24.1 but have not experienced this noise. (I did have the weatherstripping on the passenger window loose at one point but it never made a noise.)

The slide topper could cause the issue: Get up on a ladder and see how easily it unrolls.

Is your front fender trim loose (You did mention you lost the rear trim). Perhaps the side view mirror is loose?

You probably have the shorter front window--did you check how well the front window is sealed? Perhaps that weather stripping is vibrating?
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Or maybe duct tape, LOL...It's still under warranty, so I'm holding Thor's feet to the fire to fix everything. The dealer I've been working with has been fantastic and has accepted everything. However, the snow birds have jammed up the place, but I feel if I identify during the warranty period, then I should have it covered.[/QUOTE]

I gave up on Camping World and started fixing everything myself. I was able to get them to order a few parts that I needed (after 9 mo) and just install myself. Most of my stuff was minor so it was not a big deal.

It got to the point its not worth waiting on them to order parts, put up with the aggravation of the situation and waste my time dropping off and picking up two or 3 times for very little being done, then I find the RV is filthy dirty inside and out (I keep a clean ride and have inside storage and they park on a gravel parking lot and track the stuff inside the RV). Plus they killed my OEM batteries and would not replace or discount new ones.
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Old 02-13-2019, 02:04 PM   #8
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Or maybe duct tape, LOL...It's still under warranty, so I'm holding Thor's feet to the fire to fix everything. The dealer I've been working with has been fantastic and has accepted everything. However, the snow birds have jammed up the place, but I feel if I identify during the warranty period, then I should have it covered.
I gave up on Camping World and started fixing everything myself. I was able to get them to order a few parts that I needed (after 9 mo) and just install myself. Most of my stuff was minor so it was not a big deal.

It got to the point its not worth waiting on them to order parts, put up with the aggravation of the situation and waste my time dropping off and picking up two or 3 times for very little being done, then I find the RV is filthy dirty inside and out (I keep a clean ride and have inside storage and they park on a gravel parking lot and track the stuff inside the RV). Plus they killed my OEM batteries and would not replace or discount new ones.[/QUOTE]

I have to give Kudos to Grezny in Bradenton. They have treated me very well, although Snow Bird season has caused them to get slammed with a ton of RVs.
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I gave up on Camping World and started fixing everything myself. I was able to get them to order a few parts that I needed (after 9 mo) and just install myself. Most of my stuff was minor so it was not a big deal.

It got to the point its not worth waiting on them to order parts, put up with the aggravation of the situation and waste my time dropping off and picking up two or 3 times for very little being done, then I find the RV is filthy dirty inside and out (I keep a clean ride and have inside storage and they park on a gravel parking lot and track the stuff inside the RV). Plus they killed my OEM batteries and would not replace or discount new ones.
"I have to give Kudos to Grezny in Bradenton. They have treated me very well, although Snow Bird season has caused them to get slammed with a ton of RVs."


I bought my Super C from them. There's a service tech back there named "Bubba". Not only is he a very nice man, he's the best and most knowledgeable service technician I've ever met. If you can get hooked up with him...it will be done right. If you run across a "Sales Goober" name Colin Campbell, run like Hell. Truly worthless as a human being.
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Old 02-14-2019, 07:15 PM   #10
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"I have to give Kudos to Grezny in Bradenton. They have treated me very well, although Snow Bird season has caused them to get slammed with a ton of RVs."


I bought my Super C from them. There's a service tech back there named "Bubba". Not only is he a very nice man, he's the best and most knowledgeable service technician I've ever met. If you can get hooked up with him...it will be done right. If you run across a "Sales Goober" name Colin Campbell, run like Hell. Truly worthless as a human being.
Indeed I have had work done by Bubba and he does an excellent job. I'll be sure to mention him to the new service manger Larry (the guy with the New York accent.)

I've learned that 99% of RV salesman don't know jack about RV's, LOL.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:18 PM   #11
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Most of them are just "in training" for a career in "Buy Here, Pay Here" auto sales...where the customer really has no choice.
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:29 PM   #12
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I talked to the dealer repair folks and they are not sure either. However, they are so swamped right now with the snow birds, I'm not sure if they gave it much thought.

However, logically thinking, in order for the sound to be produced, there MUST be something vibrating. In order for something to vibrate it MUST be not as secure as it should be. Ergo, I MUST check any and everything outside of the RV because something is causing the noise. How's this sound?
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Have you checked the front tires for cupping, or they might need to be rebalanced
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Old 02-15-2019, 01:46 PM   #14
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Have you checked the front tires for cupping, or they might need to be rebalanced
Thanks, I hadn't thought of that angle. From previous cursory tire examinations, they appear fine, but now that you mention it I will take a much closer look. I really don't feel anything on the steering wheel, but hey, the one thing I do know is that it MUST be somewhere.
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