Exterior sun visor on a new Freightliner Cascadia, are they noisy?

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  1. rv4jesus

    rv4jesus Bobtail Member

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    I'm specing a new truck and thought I would want a factory exterior sunvisor but then I thought it might not be the best idea for aerodyamics or wind noise. I noticed very few of the new cascadia's I see on the road have them. Thanks in advance for your advice.​
     
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  3. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    I had one on 2016. No wind noise and don’t think it affected my mileage.
     
  4. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    I had a 2015 without one, and drove a 2020 with one. Didnt notice any noise difference, although the visor did what visors do better on the truck with one than on the truck without one. Id get the visor if it were my choice.
     
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  5. Stone Express

    Stone Express Light Load Member

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    I drove a 2013 Cascadia with an outside visor.

    I also drove a few without one. I am like you, was certain that it would make some noise and use more fuel. Can’t really say if I noticed either though.

    But, I think it looks out of place on such an aerodynamic truck. I would not get it if it were my truck. But I am all about reducing drag and fuel mileage, so even if there is nothing noticeable, it would still bug me.

    Those fender mirrors bother me too. Talk about speed brakes.
     
  6. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    I have never driven a truck without one!
    Never noticed wind noise.
    That visor is there for a reason.
     
  7. BM 58

    BM 58 Light Load Member

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    Buy a short roll of 4” tint and install at the top of the windshield. Work better than the visor and no harm to the aero of the truck.
     
  8. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    They removed the visor to cheapen the truck.
    Just like the removal of vent windows and kick vents and curb windows.
    Those were always valuable items to have and they worked.
    But the mega companies wanted the cheapest trucks they could buy.
     
  9. mnmover

    mnmover Road Train Member

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    The visor works great to mount the I Pass for tolls.
     
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