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Post by merv on Fri Jun 23, 2017 3:59 pm

Just back from York Beechwood Grange site and a rattle that we've had since last year has been cured! It was driving me mad (as they do if you let them) and having tried all the usual suspects I couldn't get it even though I thought I knew its location. For months, I've have been trying to persuade my wife to try listening to various bits of the van but she's always refused to take her seat belt off and get up while I've been driving. On the approach to Beechwood Grange there is a rough road that has very little traffic so, up she gets and she found it straightaway!  One of those round push button knobs on the locker doors was the culprit....a little Vaseline and away it goes.
Some trips are very worthwhile!
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:04 pm

A little lubrication makes the world go around .  up!
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Post by Paramedic on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:20 pm

Yep, can identify with that. Since taking on our present Broadway sixteen months ago, have endured an infernal rattle somewhere about the over cab skylight on hitting potholes or general bad road surfaces. Wife agrees to stand up on the passenger seat if necessary but only when moving on private land. Hope to find the irritating cause in the near future....Perhaps.

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Post by Cymro on Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:55 pm

You're lucky to have such an obliging squeak-detector, Merv! Mine adamantly refuses such a reasonable and practical request.
Incidentally, I didn't know that those push-button catches could be the cause of squeaks. I'll bear that in mind when I run out of other squeaks to cure!
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Post by Quilter on Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:37 pm

I can identify with this.

We had a really annoying slamming type noise for almost 2 years when in the move. We wedged the polystyrene shower doors, the door waste bin, shelves and everything we could think of. 

One day I had a walk around while driving down an empty stretch of Spanish motorway, and traced to noise to the bike keys which always hang from a plastic hook in a locker and had been banging against the side of the locker.

So simple: so annoying.
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Post by groundhog on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:13 pm

Cure for all rattles.....drive in France... allthumbz
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Post by Hattie on Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:26 pm

Hi We have just broken one of our Little Red Hen China plates. White with silver rim. Does anyone know where we can get a replacement or does anyone have any we could buy? Thanks
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Post by Libraryman2 on Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:19 pm

Infernal rattles are like a good ventriloquist, they make you think the noise is coming from the wrong direction clever little beggars !
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Post by groundhog on Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:52 pm

After a few years sticking, screwing and padding reckon we are about as rattle free on our travels as it is going to get, today being another wet one thought I would attack the slight rattle in the cab door blinds.
Goodness what a quality item they are, a piece of plastic tube poked through a hole in the frame for the guide with no method off attachment, no wonder they rattle.
Easy to do, just whipped out the screws securing them, including the one that missed the blind frame altogether confused3 and glued the rods in place. Another little rattle gone I hope allthumbz

Of course if ever I want to take them apart I am now in trouble. hugegrins
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Post by Eltel on Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:36 pm

merv wrote:Just back from York Beechwood Grange site and a rattle that we've had since last year has been cured! It was driving me mad (as they do if you let them) and having tried all the usual suspects I couldn't get it even though I thought I knew its location. For months, I've have been trying to persuade my wife to try listening to various bits of the van but she's always refused to take her seat belt off and get up while I've been driving. On the approach to Beechwood Grange there is a rough road that has very little traffic so, up she gets and she found it straightaway!  One of those round push button knobs on the locker doors was the culprit....a little Vaseline and away it goes.
Some trips are very worthwhile!
Likewise 

I have been putting a thin sliver of a index card in each of the offending buttons, but I will be trying a little Vaseline.

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Post by bikeralw on Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:05 am

Cymro wrote:You're lucky to have such an obliging squeak-detector, Merv! Mine adamantly refuses such a reasonable and practical request. 
My wife has the same response when asked to hunt for rattles when the van is moving, even at little over walking pace on a rough road.
 Surprisingly though, on the occasions we use our bus passes, she has no problem at all walking the full length of a fast moving swaying bus while it's manic driver is attempting to keep to his timetable..
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Post by Quilter on Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:19 am

bikeralw wrote:
Cymro wrote:You're lucky to have such an obliging squeak-detector, Merv! Mine adamantly refuses such a reasonable and practical request. 
My wife has the same response when asked to hunt for rattles when the van is moving, even at little over walking pace on a rough road.
 Surprisingly though, on the occasions we use our bus passes, she has no problem at all walking the full length of a fast moving swaying bus while it's manic driver is attempting to keep to his timetable..
Al.

You need the Mk 1 Gromit Infallible Rattle Detector: rattles sourced from the comfort of your cab seat at your chosen speed.
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Post by Cymro on Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:51 am

I wish!
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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:21 pm

Re the buttons: It you cut a square around one of the holes in the edge of an A4 plastic wallet then place that over the thread under the button (see photo) that stops rattle:

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It wasn't actually the buttons rattling but the guide wires in that version of Heki - pull fly screen 75% across to stop that rattle.

I stripped gas fire while Chris was driving through Glencoe on first trip out with Wilton as rattle was so annoying.

The worst offenders are bottles, jars or tins banging against the side of a locker/cupboard as the sound boom's throughout the interior woodwork and is very difficult to locate.
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Post by Eltel on Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:30 pm

One trick I do is put the beer bottles in clean socks, then into a cardboard bottle holder.

Bottles in fridge with bubble wrap held on with elastic band.

At the Warner’s Motorhome Exhibition a company called Surfow used to sell a rubber elasticated expandable wrap that I also use around bottles and cans 

Hope my tips help

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Post by Paulmold on Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:05 pm

Eltel wrote:


At the Warner’s Motorhome Exhibition a company called Surfow used to sell a rubber elasticated expandable wrap that I also use around bottles and cans 



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Post by Eltel on Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:13 pm

Correct
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