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Old 06-14-2016, 09:02 PM   #21
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Bluetooth transmitter $32.46 on Amazon.
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Old 06-14-2016, 10:39 PM   #22
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For those wanting hard-wired, cables could exit through the floor and lead to jacks in a protected location (such as above the bumper or tongue). This is still a shell penetration, but it's not going to let water in... provided that you don't go fording rivers.
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Old 06-14-2016, 11:19 PM   #23
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We're putting an Alpine AM/FM/sat receiver inside our 21. We have the same unit in our 19 but the sound isnt really audible outside where we spend most of our time unless we crank it up which doesn't make the neighbors (or our cat) happy. We're exploring weather proof outside speakers but really don't want to cut holes in the shell to mount them.

Anybody have luck with outside speakers?

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Hi Gregg . Like you didn't want to make holes in trailer but needed speaker . Actually better sound for the TV .Another choice not too much money but quality . Sony SXS X5 NFC . It is wireless , Bluetooth . Lot's of ways to connect usb, aux . Has a nice case ,chargeable that also has a case . Sound is really good . Besides TV ,hook it up to I-pod . Looked at lot's but Costco had this marked good . I have seen on Amazon too .there are even pricey Sony models but this one is very good for the money . What we like portable . Has lots of custom buttons . Good reviews . Just another choice . Pat
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:07 AM   #24
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For those wanting hard-wired, cables could exit through the floor and lead to jacks in a protected location (such as above the bumper or tongue). This is still a shell penetration, but it's not going to let water in... provided that you don't go fording rivers.
In my 19 I had Escape run wires from the built-in stereo to the access hatch on the passenger side to play outside. I never did get around to wiring something in, as playing a stereo inside while we were outside just didn't seem the best to do.

What I have been using for some years now, is an older but decent construction radio with a bluetooth receiver connected to the input, and just used my phone which has about 8,000 songs on it.

While bluetooth works decent, you must stay within range with the transmitter and receiver, or the music cuts in and out. Either that or you leave your phone behind. I know some people just use an old smart phone as a dedicated music player.

What I have been using at home lately is Sonos components, which work via WiFi over my home network. They offer really good sound quality, and the range is only limited to that of the network for control. As well, you can access music from any device on the network. Radio streamed at home via our IP is WAY clearer than that received over the air too. The Sonos system can be operated from any device on the network too, from phone, to tablet, to PC. You can listen to different music on ever speaker too.

I have considered bringing a small Sonos speaker (or two) along in the trailer. Though to use, one does need a router to set up a network, but I have full intentions of adding a WiFi repeater and can use the router from that setup. The main drawback for me with this system is that it requires 120V to operate, so if camped off the grid with music playing a fair bit, it would tax your battery capacity a fair bit. I plan to try it out though, and just monitor the batteries to see how it fairs, probably using their smallest speaker.

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Old 06-15-2016, 08:42 AM   #25
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The previous owner of my father's 19 had a set of marine speakers wired to the passenger side access hatch. Aftermarket install in our case, but according to Jim above, Escape can do this as well. This works quite well and the speakers can also be positioned to play inside complementing the permanent indoor speakers if they are pulled out from under the bed.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:11 AM   #26
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I use a xm sat boombox pluged into a external 12volt plug. I can also use it inside. Plenty of good bass and volume for camping, I mostly boondock. I also have a good power station so I can move it away from trailer if need be. The reciever goes from boombox to truck to garage to house etc.
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