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Old 12-31-2015, 06:59 AM   #1
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Chassis Rattles

I need help here. For the past year I have been trying to find the source of a rattle in my BERK. It first sounded like it was coming from the retractible steps. I had them replaced with no change in the rattle. Then they suspected the chassis itself saying the rattle was coming from the front passenger side leaf spring but the local Frieghtliner dealer said nothing is wrong. Does anybody else have any issues like this?
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:19 AM   #2
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Check the plastic mud flap right behind the front tire.
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Old 12-31-2015, 03:23 PM   #3
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Tom, as usual, is correct. You need look no further.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:18 PM   #4
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Chassis rattle

I had the same problem with my 2014 Berk 400QL when it was only 6 months old. I solved the rattle by installing a 1 inch square tube brace from the fender liner to the frame. I showed the fix to the techs at FR last summer during the rally and they were impressed that an old retired 1SG could have came up with that idea.
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Old 12-31-2015, 04:35 PM   #5
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When I took mine on a test ride it had the rattle. A tech went for a ride with me. Yes the mud flap behind the step.

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Old 12-31-2015, 05:15 PM   #6
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My rattle also comes from the mud flat however I have yet to figure out how to fix it without welding in a new support.

Would love to see photos of solutions
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Old 12-31-2015, 05:21 PM   #7
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Well Id take a pic but mine 1100 mile from me. I be there Monday Get a pic then

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Old 12-31-2015, 06:28 PM   #8
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We had the same problem. Could not have conversation with my wife. We where at the Rally this August and they put a 2 1/2 screw in the front wheel by the step. Haven't heard a sound since that time. ( in the wood frame )


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Old 12-31-2015, 08:40 PM   #9
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Mine is loose on the engine side of the mud flap ... not the wall side. There appears to be nothing to secure it to.
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Old 01-03-2016, 10:36 PM   #10
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I had a rattle that sounded like it was coming from above the door. I finally figures out it was from the awning above door.


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