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tri5ron

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Hello, I am posting this inquiry for a friend who is not yet a member of ORF. (but I am forcing her to join soon, hahaha).

A couple of weeks ago she purchased a brand new 2018 Dynamax Isata Series 3, From Dillon RV in Westminister, Ca. A few days after the purchase she took her "Maiden Voyage" of 2000 miles, and has just returned.

Naturally, She has a few issues with this new rig that popped up during her trip. I'm sure I will be inquiring here on some of the other issues later, but for now I would like to find out if anyone has ever had this particular experience or have any knowledge about it.

She explained to me that while driving the rig at normal highway speeds, and in normal good road and weather conditions, she would hear a voice speaking, (I'm assuming from some sort of on-board systems?). This voice would repeat periodically, but not necessarily at any identifiable or specific intervals or condition(s).

The voice would say, "Warning, You are in RV Violation".
So before anyone says it,.... Yes,... I know this sounds nuts, but this is what it is saying.

There were no accompanying indications like warning lights on the dash, or no handling or vehicle performance issues, no rattles, no shakes, no NOTHING. Just this strange voice is all.

Can anyone here shed some light on this ?
Has anyone ever heard of this ?

Thanks in advance for any replies.

PS- Yes,... She is sitting here next to me as I type this, and Yes,... we are getting a kick out of how this must sound as a crazy question, LOL !

She is laughing while asking me, "Are these just voices in my head ?" hahaha.


Happy trails,
Ron

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It's in her head - I can hear it to. [emoticon]


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Does the unit have some sort of GPS system that warns you of potential hazardous conditions ahead based on the route you're on?
Or, could it be some sort of toll road warning message from the same type of built in navigation system?

First time I've ever heard of anything like that.


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Interesting. Please give us an update when your friend figures out if it's the RV or, she's losing it. [emoticon]
I agree, it sounds like some sort of GPS warning. Maybe it's automatic and can't be turned off for safety reasons?

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It sounds like a "too close" proximity warning similar to a voice in my daughter's car whenever she follows too close to a vehicle in front of her.

The voice response may have been designed-in using a poor/confusing choice of words .... maybe an "English as a second language sort of thing" on some engineer's part.


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The GPS in my son's truck vocalizes something about speeding violations when he is 10 mph over the speed limit. Perhaps something similar?


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pnichols wrote:

It sounds like a "too close" proximity warning similar to a voice in my daughter's car whenever she follows too close to a vehicle in front of her.

The voice response may have been designed-in using a poor/confusing choice of words .... maybe an "English as a second language sort of thing" on some engineer's part.


This sounds like a possibility. I was not riding with her to hear it for myself... but my buddy and I were thinking it might be something like this.

I failed to mention that she WAS towing a Tow'd, but she said she had a good 1000 miles on the road before she heard it for the first time.

I even asked her if she was driving in the fast lane, and could it possibly have been a Highway Patrolman speaking to her through his PA system, but she assured me she does not ever go past the right 2 lanes. Even when she is NOT towing.

The GPS sounds like a good possibility too. I will ask her if she was using the GPS next time I talk to her.

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I believe that RV comes standard with the Rand McNally RV navigation system. That system does vocalize certain violations... check out page 17 of the manual. Could it be one of those?

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Was she in California? Isn't the maximum highway speed limit set at 55 mph if you're towing in CA? Not sure how the GPS might know that she's towing, but it certainly would know the speed limit of the road she was on. Or, perhaps she was travelling at >65 mph and the alert was because she was over 65? Just guessing. Certainly will be interesting to find out what it was.

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I pulled up the manual that Dave linked, and it seems likely to me that the GPS is in RV Mode (vs Car Mode) and it's verbalizing a warning for Height, Weight, Speed, Propane on board, perhaps another.


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