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Old 03-25-2013, 12:50 AM   #1
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what is that Rattle???

So I just purchased a new 2013 Berkshier bunkhouse and headed out on our first road trip. For 600 miles all I could hear is this rattle coming from the stairwell entry. Mife wife said it sounded like the mud flap banging. I told her they don't put mud flaps on the front. So our first stop I get out to investigate the rattle and low n behold theres a mud flap. Obviously to protect the mechanical step. But it seems to be very firm in place. So my search continues. Hope somebody has had this problem and figured it out. Thanks for the help.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
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No answer but same problem. It makes me crazy. I thought it was the awning but can't locate it.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:01 AM   #3
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Mine had a similar noise. It was the top of the door- the arm that holds the door open. I added a felt piece on the door jamb where the arm would fold in at rub. Try that. Ken
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #4
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Thanks ken. I'll try that when we get it out next week. It's hard to find when DW doesn't drive the MH.
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Also pay attention to the map lights. On both sides depending on the position of the light they rattle also. I found mine are quiet when they are pointed up toward ceiling while driving.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #6
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We had the same problem on our 2012 Berkshire. Took it back to the dealer, and he put an "L" type bracket on the mud flap, and all was corrected.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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I'm picking up the MH Friday and heading south Monday so I have some time to track it down. Where did they put the bracket. Would you be able to take a picture of it. Of its in storage no big deal.
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I'm pretty sure I found the problem based on others having same issue. Mud flap. Easy fix once I get home. Thanks for help guys.
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:58 PM   #9
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The fix I made mention of before in my previous post was not an "L" bracket, but a threaded bolt that they put through the flap, and into the square channel bracket which is behind the flap. The flaps have one bolt usually in the lower outer corner. We added the second bolt in the middle of the flap and into the channel. It is the flap hitting this channel that causes the noise. I can send a picture if you need it. I would attach it to this reply, but I do not see a method on how to do it. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:09 PM   #10
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I think I can take it from here. Thanks for your help.
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