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Old 04-14-2019, 07:08 PM   #1
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No antenna for AM/FM radio

Anyone know if Dynamax installs a radio antenna in the sprinter chassis 2019 Isata3 FW ?
No reception on FM or AM
The tech at the dealer has no idea !
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #2
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Anyone know if Dynamax installs a radio antenna in the sprinter chassis 2019 Isata3 FW ?
No reception on FM or AM
The tech at the dealer has no idea !
Itís in the drivers side a pillar but it doesnít work there. Iíve heard some people take it out and lay it on the dash to get reception. I havenít tried it as I use XM.
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Old 04-14-2019, 10:16 PM   #3
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So if one spends over $100k for a new Motor Home and pay additional $1000 for AM/FM/GPS they knowingly do not provide a workable Antenna!
Wow!
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Itís in the drivers side a pillar but it doesnít work there. Iíve heard some people take it out and lay it on the dash to get reception. I havenít tried it as I use XM.


Yes, thatís true. They provide an amplified dipole antenna and couple it to the chassis (ground) with double stick foam tape on the ďA PillarĒ. Tear it loose and lay it on the dash, it will work a little better. If you look behind the radio youíll find the cable and connector from the stock antenna. The manufacturer tells me that the cable wasnít long enough to reach to the top of the camper shell. They didnít have any problem making the XM antenna cable reach though. Iíd like to know where the other end of the stock antenna is but I donít care to go digging for it.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:02 PM   #5
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This motor Home is less than 5 days old, I suspect the manufacturer should pay to have someone correct their problem !
Their dealer does not have a clue what to do !
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:27 PM   #6
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I have tried several antennae. Found one which works but side mount outside antenna would be the best way to go. Read my post.
I do not dare to drill through rv wall and mount antenna, I do not know if other owners attempted to install antenna on roof or wall.
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Old 04-14-2019, 11:35 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input, but
This is a new motor home
Less than a week old !
I want the manufacture to take care of this/their problem!
Their dealer is clueless about what to do !
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:34 AM   #9
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So if one spends over $100k for a new Motor Home and pay additional $1000 for AM/FM/GPS they knowingly do not provide a workable Antenna!
Wow!
That's correct! The radio antenna is in the driver's side front window piller. I know because when I picked up my unit last year not only did the radio not work, but the Kenwood unit was installed with the dongles behind the dash so you could not use Apple Car Play! My dealer removed the unit and reinstalled it correctly. At that time we identified the antenna in the left pillar. The FM radio works some but not the AM. My dealer said nobody listens to AM radio anyway!
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So if one spends over $100k for a new Motor Home and pay additional $1000 for AM/FM/GPS they knowingly do not provide a workable Antenna!
Wow!
As others have mentioned there is a power antenna that is mounted in the A-pillar. The tech not knowing what to do is just lazy on the tech. All they need to do is call. These things notoriously have bad reception because we can't use the Mercedes antenna that would install on the roof of the cab...because we build stuff there.

It could very well be that the antenna in the A-pillar, the power feed came loose?? happens. Then you have no powered antenna. Also, depending on when this is built, we actually stopped putting it in the A-pillar to reduce the interference.

The extra $1000 that you spent was not for AM/FM/GPS.....it was only for RV Specific GPS. The GPS antenna is mounted in a different location and is a different antenna. Are you saying that you don't have GPS reception either?

Also, the XM antenna is mounted differently. Do you have XM reception?
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