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Re: rattles

Post by bikeralw on Tue Apr 04, 2017 5:28 pm

Regarding rattles and squeaks from overhead cupboards, any cupboard in fact, remove the large plastic discs that cover the fixing points, a butter knife will do a good job.
Tighten the chipboard screws that are revealed. I found most of mine had worked loose as the van aged. It made a huge difference.
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Re: rattles

Post by Jaytee on Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:28 pm

Gromit wrote:
Askit wrote:What Dave.............you don't lick your plate clean to save washing up  biggrin 
Didn't seem worth mentioning - doesn't everybody??
A quick lick, a wipe under the arm, and back in the cupboard. Whistle1 snigger
Our dog does the best job  allthumbz Even licks them dry  hugegrins

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Re: rattles

Post by harrysp on Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:17 am

We too removed the crockery holder and store it in the cooler bag when travelling. I use a washing up bowl in the cupboard above the sink, filled with tightly packed -shower matting cut to size-jugs/mugs/tea pot etc. Saucepans etc packed in carrier bags and stored in plastic box in cupboard next to sink. If not for those noisy blinds the rest is pretty quiet-at least I think so as we can't hear over the blinds. Our fifth van and rattles are now a part of life  that we've (almost) learned to live with. I wonder are panel vans better?

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Re: rattles

Post by pstallwood on Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:39 am

Panel vans no better. Wife made bags from tea towels for virtually everything that can rattle but there is one jingle that we have no idea where it comes from.

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Re: rattles

Post by happyhelen on Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:54 pm

Wow, don't think I could face packing away all crockery into a cooler bag each time we travelled! I probably take too much and don't have much spare space but I do try to have everything away somewhere when travelling.

Might try and re-think the crockery storage - the paper plate idea is a good one.

Really jealous of those  who say their vehicles are rattle free though.

Will keep trying!

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Re: rattles

Post by groundhog on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:21 pm

Crockery holder was the first thing binned, followed by the splendid crockery! Now have correlle crockery stacked in a large plastic pot and packed with non slip matting. Rattles nil. Worst culprit was the crapice cooker, just about shut it up now though with the use of everything from araldite to some left over packaging! up!
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Re: rattles

Post by Eltel on Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:35 pm

Hi We also ditched the crockery holder and packed away the Autosleepers crockery, replacing it with our corralle crockery.

We use the anti slip matting in between each item of crockery.

All cups,mugs and glasses have a mesh holder as sold at the Warner shows

This is also used on bottles and jars in the fridge 

All drawers and cupboards have the material supplied in rolls at ikea for lining cupboards and shelves 

Likewise the oven metalwork wrapped in holders using antislip matting 

Cuttelery the same with elastic band round them for traveling.

All the above plus Motor Plus the Autosleepers dealers adjusted all the catches.

Only slight noise is inside is from the offside cab area above the drivers right where the cab joins the Autosleepers shell, seems to creak.

Any ideas ?

Nearly rattle free, getting there!

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Re: rattles

Post by Sunbeampizza on Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:08 pm

Have a look at the Fiamma Omni-stop, a simple device that screws on the interior of the overhead cupboard. It has a sliding arm that you lower on to the pile of plates to hold them steady and rattle free.     
Costs around £10 and believe me it works. I also fixed an extra shelf into the adjoining cupboard with large holes to hold the mugs and this also works well. Other tips include the usual tea towels in the cooker, anti- slip rubber matting in the cupboards and polystyrene strips between bottles. It doesn't take long to set up but makes the journey more enjoyable.
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Re: rattles

Post by Dave 418 on Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:19 pm

rolleyes When we bought our Rienza we were astounded how much more rattly it was compared to the Duetto. The biggest rattle was from the pan cupboard under the cooker followed by the folding splash back for the cooker. The cooker is behind the passenger seat.
We have the worst concrete road in the country, A180, so we have a good test track for rattles. Wrapped the grill pan in the anti slip matting from Wilco and hung a pot cloth over the splash back when it is folded back against the wall. The tyre pressures are now 65-50 on advise from a fellow Rienza owner. 
We can now travel at an economic 65 and have a normal conversation if required with minimal rattles.
You didnt need a speedo in our Landrovers, you judged the speed by what rattled and how far you had to turn the radio up.  lol4

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