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Old 04-02-2014, 11:40 AM   #11
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We've been very happy with an iPod/iPad and this Anker Bluetooth speaker: Amazon.com: Anker® Portable Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker (fully backward compatible) Mini Speaker with 3.5mm Aux Port, Enhanced Bass Boost, Built in Mic Speaker System, 10 Hours Playtime: Computers & Accessories
Technology changes so rapidly, we didn't want anything permanent.
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:20 PM   #12
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We have the Ipod Classic with all or music on it--(use a small Bose unit at home) and in the trailer we use the factory stereo with the ipod--so good speakers... Only thing it doesn't charge the ipod--so just use a 12charge either in the car or trailer as needed...
We do take our laptop with us, but haven't gotten around to watching movies or anything else on it...
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Old 04-02-2014, 12:56 PM   #13
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Like others, we use a bluetooth speaker with our IPhone and IPad. We like our Jambox from Jawbone located here: https://jawbone.com/speakers/jambox.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:02 PM   #14
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The Wirecutter is a great site for reviews and assessments of tech devices.
Link takes you to Bluetooth speakers, but go to Home as well to see reviews of TVs to hand mixers.

Music on The Wirecutter
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:08 PM   #15
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I'd be wary of any unit that doesn't have Bluetooth speaker capability. It would have to be at high volume to entertain outside the trailer and that could be problematic for other campers.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:46 PM   #16
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I use a bluetooth receiver that is about 1.5"x1.5"10.5", paired with my phone. I love being able to select something to play from where I sit, and even let others choose too. I have about 10,000 songs on my phone, so anybody will find something they like.

What I like about the receiver, is that I can hook it to any stereo with and input jack. I mostly use my jobsite radio, but also can use the stereo in the trailer, my stereo at home, the one in the vehicle, at a friends house, and so on. The only thing I don't like is the range is not so great, but the convenience is fantastic.

I most definitely would not put a stereo any other trailer I get.
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:48 PM   #17
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I've also got an adapter that lets us use the MacBook Pro as a TV the few times we are at a commercial RV place with cable TV hook ups. I think we have used it once...
I bought one of those when I bought my trailer, and it got used just once in 5 years with my laptop. We just don't care to watch TV that much when camping. We have in that time watched maybe a couple dozen movies on the laptop, which along with a set of USB speakers, worked great for us.
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:08 PM   #18
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? are people pre-wiring for stereo for resale ? or is all this just becoming a thing of the past - cause I'm thinking in a few years most of us are going to be using computer/ipod technology .... unless you want an actual TV hanging in the trailer - which we've decided against.


Thoer - we have MacBook Pro also ? I thinking you don't need to do any prewiring into the trailer for anything - Its all wireless ?
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Old 04-02-2014, 02:21 PM   #19
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I went wireless in my new unit, both the radio/iphone/ipod and tv play thru blue tooth speakers, in or out.
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Old 04-03-2014, 05:11 PM   #20
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That is the stereo we have in the Lark. I am pleased with it except for the RFI from the LED lights. The current antenna is a piece of wire that lays in the overhead cabinets above the reading lamps and the light over the kitchen sink. When we turn those lights on, the reception goes to heck in a hand basket. We were going go install an external antenna, but will be putting our 17b up for sale after we return home next month.

We have an HDMI cable that goes from the radio to the TV. Works great for playing DVDs. We are getting another 975 in our 21.
Leon, did you replace the original incandescent bulbs with LEDs? Have you tried turning on a LED light with the converter turned off? The converter is a know source of RFI.
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