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Upon opening the battery flap on the cab floor the following points became obvious.

 

The large plastic battery cover was unsecured which alone allows noise up through the floor as it is not drawn down on its sealing, partly because the turnkey locating quadrants were not located and partly because they are a cheap and ineffective method in the first place.

 

Also a number of spurious unused holes are in both the metal cab floor and in the plastic battery tray and blocking these instantly takes some the harsh 'bark' out of the engine.

 

Yet to try it on the road but it's a bit quieter with the engine running and at worst it can be no noisier for a total outlay of half an hour of one's time!

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Rich, perhaps some duct tape will seal the battery cover better. It is a pretty crappy set up, the cab has many spurious holes which allow draughts as well as noise in the cab.

When we had some carpets laid fairly recently, I used the leftover underlay (plus a bit extra) to make some templates to fit under our cab, lounge, bedroom carpets. These certainly give a bit more sound and heat insulation throughout the van. Cheap and effective.

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Guest Peter James
I cut some lino to do the cab floor - the original rubber floor covering is not as hard wearing as it looks. Just foam with a thin outer skin that is worn through under the drivers feet after about 30,000 miles. The lino makes it flatter and much easier to sweep out too.
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