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Old 11-07-2018, 11:50 AM   #1
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Vista 30T 2014 excessive wind noise

Hi, this is my first post to the forum. We purchased our 2014 Vista 30 T about 6 months ago, and it is our 4th motorhome. I do a lot of mechanical work myself, and have already done the CHF, which I found to be amazing. Not too many problems on this coach yet, but in the 6 months or so we have owned it, we have put over 11,000 miles on it. Most of our problems were just understanding the new systems. I searched hundreds of posts of this forum to see if anyone else has experienced this. Our BIG problem is the wind NOISE coming from the front of the coach. It is intermittent. It sounds like it is coming from the trim around the windshield, and my wife thinks it is from the passenger side, but it sounds to me like it is from the driver side. When I say NOISE, I mean really LOUD, like 100db, that will cause your ears to ring after a while. The source seems un-defineable, but it is somewhat dependent on vehicle speed, and wind direction. I am able to reduce it somewhat, or at times entirely, by taping with wide blue tape, around the hood gap at the windshield (WS) and up the sides of the WS. The last time though, we were headed west in Iowa going against a 30mph wind off our left side, and it couldn't and wouldn't be stopped. The sound is similar to a buzz, or like a Kazoo, and can be intermittent or constant. Due to the volume of the sound, and the level of "ear ringing" this caused, I am sure this could cause permanent hearing damage. I have attached 8 x 10 glossies as evidence, and a sound recording (video, no image, for sound only). Please Help!
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Old 11-07-2018, 01:06 PM   #2
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"Vista excessive noise" sound recording

Hi, apparently I exceeded my allotted time to post an attachment to my post, so I have attached it here. The sound is actually at a lower frequency than the recording, because it was recorded on an iPhone, which isn't the best way to record something, but it's what we had.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:04 PM   #3
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Are you missing the covers over the weep holes along the 2 side windows? They can make a lot of noise.

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Old 11-08-2018, 10:45 AM   #4
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Wind noise, weep holes

I don't know if I am missing the weep hole covers-are they the rubber stops at the glass, or are they something that actually covers the weep hole slots?
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:40 AM   #5
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I have a 31BE and the wind noise is definitely more when the wind is just right. I need to put a little dab of silicone in the weep hole covers (one rattles). It also sounds like the driverís side vertical trim on the leading edge vibrates.
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Old 11-08-2018, 04:59 PM   #6
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I can't tell from your photo - but missing weep hole covers on your drivers/passenger side windows makes a HUGE amount of wind noise and is a common problem on Winnebagos.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:22 PM   #7
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I took a closer look, and there are 2 weep hole covers on the drivers side, but none on the passenger side. Now I know what they look like. Do they have to be ordered from Winnebago, or an aftermarket place?
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I bought mine on Amazon. On my Adventurer there are separate covers for Left and Right sides. So, pay attention to that.

If you want to test if that's the noise - put some clear packing tape over the uncovered holes and take it for a drive.

You'll be shocked at the difference. Those little holes make a huge noise.
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Hi, apparently I exceeded my allotted time to post an attachment to my post, so I have attached it here. The sound is actually at a lower frequency than the recording, because it was recorded on an iPhone, which isn't the best way to record something, but it's what we had.
Wow, what a horrible noise.
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Old 11-08-2018, 10:58 PM   #10
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Hi,
I have 4 weep holes with covers on each side window on my 2016 30T. Several were missing when I purchased it used. I replaced them and found that a couple had been knocked off again when I had the RV washed/waxed. This has happened twice. I now carry extra ones with me. I got mine from a Winnebago dealer. They usually have them in stock because this is a common problem. I hope that this is causing your loud sound. Good luck.
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Old 11-09-2018, 07:42 PM   #11
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Pop the covers off and apply a small amount of clear silicone adhesive to the bottom of the cover, then reinstall. Seems to work well.

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