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Old 09-20-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Noise in cab while driving

I own a 2010 forest river Solera on a 2008 Sprinter Chassis. I have three issues: #1 After a few Month of using my Rv I started to hear what sounds like a rotating noise in the cab and the noise got louder as i accelerated,this noise does not happen all the time and seems to be worst when it's cold outside. Any idea what going on? #2 when i apply the brakes the pedal goes all the way to almost the floor. Is this normal? #3 I get absolutely no AM Stations on my Radio (factory Radio). Both the noise and brake issues we taken up with the local Dodge Dealer and the Sprinter Tech. was unable to solve them. The Radio issue i took up with Forest River, still no help. can anyone help?
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Old 09-20-2011, 04:36 PM   #2
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My 2011 Solera is in the Freightliner shop now for a brake problem. My brakes go almost to the floor and will pump up. I was told this morning that it had to do with the master cylinder. According to the service dpt spokesperson, Sprinter has strict guidelines for problem resolution on vehicles under warrenty; so, it may take longer for them to get my Solera back on the road.
I also hear a noise when accelerating and the speed is near 50 mph or so. I would also describe it as a rotating noise... just figured it was the quirky noise trucks have....Don't hear it after getting up to 55 or so.

Is your radio antenna connected properly?


Check your owners manuals for a help number and they may be able to tell you if you have to go to a Dodge repair shop. You might be able to use Mercedes as well.
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Old 09-20-2011, 05:04 PM   #3
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Thanks for your input. My radio antenna has been checked and rechecked,according to radio installer,only solution is to install exterior antenna, which i refuse to do. Also the noise in the cab happens at all speeds on my RV.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:54 AM   #4
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We do not hear the "rotating noise"; ours is an '09.
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Old 09-21-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for input, have decided to return RV to dealer and have them deal with this problem, tired of this noise !
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Old 09-27-2011, 01:26 AM   #6
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Cab noise and radio reception

I have a 2010 Solera and was baffled by the cab noise until I discovered that there is a speaker for the rear camera mounted in the rear view mirror. It was picking up wind noise as I drove the mh. Once I turned down the volume on the mirror, the noise stopped. Problem solved. Hope that helps you. I too am unable to get any AM radio reception and not much FM either. Where is the antenna located? I've thought about taking it to an auto stereo shop, but hate to replace a factory unit.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:29 AM   #7
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I have the speakers in my '09 to, but I don't thing the camera picks up sound...but...I guess I should check LOL!
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:50 PM   #8
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I 'll look into the camera speakers to see if that the problem but i don't think so. My radio antenna is now mounted on the windshield, the original one was located above the cab between the cab roof and the sleeping compartment.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:39 PM   #9
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Got my Solera back from the dealer today and they seem to have solved my problem regarding the noise i was hearing !!! They discovered a bad carrier bearing on the propeller shaft on the right front wheel. don't know what this means but it's fixed. It's over! thanks for your input.
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Old 10-13-2011, 09:31 AM   #10
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I had the same problem with the radio i.e. no reception. The dealer found the antenna was located between the cab roof and the overhang. It was also not grounded. The dealer had an audio store put an electronic antenna inside on the windshield. Works great and they didn't drill my fender for an outside antenna that would have led to rust.
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