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    Rhino Pioneer Tray Noise

    I have a full length Pioneer tray that makes a fair amount of wind noise, which is usually not a problem when going on trips but when travelling around town I could do without it.

    Because of the noise I take my tray off and store it in the garage roof but fitting it again is a pain so leaving it on would be great if I can get rid of the noise.

    Has anyone used one of these #43250 - Pioneer Wind Fairing - 1272mm / 50" | and are they worth it?
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    Do you have the Backbone mounting system? I find the Pioneer platform is not very noisy, the only noise I hear is from the side rails. I read the Backbone is a major noise source.

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    I've got a backbone with a big platform. hardly any noise. Interestingly, I have a solar panel up there which is the full width of the platform. When mounted at the rear, there was lots of noise, but when I moved it to the front of the platform the wind noise went.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irondoc View Post
    I've got a backbone with a big platform. hardly any noise. Interestingly, I have a solar panel up there which is the full width of the platform. When mounted at the rear, there was lots of noise, but when I moved it to the front of the platform the wind noise went.

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    I have backbone and platform and itís horrendously noisy compared to before.
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    Rhino Pioneer Tray Noise

    I have the wind deflector but I havnt got round to fitting it due to my custom panel layout yet. Mine was noisy until I put my Tuffants with Cooper AT's on. Now the tyres are gone the rack doesnt bother me.

    A major contributor is our roof design. It funnels the air down the back which forces it to increase in speed. Lrd414 has a half rack which starts at the back right above the hump in the roof. So less wind channelled. The back bone has holes for that channelled wind to get out of and so does the rack between slats. The one Scott has just mounted on slats has more from for the air to get out.

    I too hate wind noise. My rack is noiser with my layout compared to rhinos, but I need it that way because of how I pack it. It's the same reason the previous poster says his rack is quieter with the panel at the front. The gaps in the rack without it allows the accelerating air to escape.

    My next experiment is to put contact film off my little girls books onto the holes in the backbone system to see if it stops turbulence.

    I have previously wrapped a 600t crawler Crane boom pendant system in 6mm Line to stop them flapping in the wind. The difference was incredible

    With this being my previous experience I reckon the wind deflector will work wonders on our D4's
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    I have the big (2128mm x 1426mm) Pioneer Platform with Backbone on my D4. I donít notice any wind noise, I have more noise from the Maxxis AT980 tyres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LRD414 View Post
    Do you have the Backbone mounting system? I find the Pioneer platform is not very noisy, the only noise I hear is from the side rails. I read the Backbone is a major noise source.

    Scott
    I have the full length rack with the 3 feet mounts along the roof, not a back bone system. I also have the 3 roof bars (I bought them before the platform) and if I mount the 3 bars with the front bar above the drivers seat, same problem, a lot of noise. So for me if there is anything above the driver's seat it makes noise, hence trying to find out the wind deflector's effectiveness.
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    I've also got the full length pioneer platform with the backbone mount. A workmate donated me some lengths of plastic uni-strut lid that clips neatly into the downward facing openings along the 5x cross beams. This definitely reduced rumble, but I've gotten used to the rest of the noise. I almost bought the deflector once I saw it, but held back due to lack of feedback. Watching with interest!

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    I'd be interested to hear what you think of the deflector. Rhino stuff is so exxy that one doesn't want to spend the money unless one knows it works.

    I have a full length platform on my L322 (thanks irondoc) and noise isn't an issue if I keep the sunroof closed. Like rocket rod, I have feet and three roof bars.
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    I canít fathom those who say the backbone and full length rack arenít noisy? The difference was and still is incredible between fitted and not with the windows up. If there is a tailwind itís bearable but holy crap when you have a good headwind, itís awful. Iíve even got a full length spotlight that kind of acts as a wind deflector but that didnít help.


    I think the only variation to others is that I have two crossbars/tracks mounted to the top of mine that I mount my roof box to. Maybe that causes some additional turbulence??
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