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Old 05-30-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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Stereo options?

Escape offers an installed stereo for $300. I would like a hard-wired stereo with good sound. What model of stereo does Escape offer? Who has one? Do you like it? Where are the speakers positioned? What could be improved? Anybody installed a different one?

I would be grateful of pictures to illustrate.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Stereo options?

My buddy Keath is pondering the same issue as you.

As I understand it the Escape stereo also plays DVDs as well as CDs, but you'd need a TV. It also has an AUX jack so you can plug in your iPod, however it is installed, ie. fixed in the trailer. After our last camp Keath is realizing that we spend a lot of time outside and maybe he'd like his stereo outside. Keath would carry DVDs of movies with him. Me, I don't watch movies much, even at home, so I'm not likely to watch them at camp.

So, My Toad is out in Chilliwack having DC outlets installed. One at the front, inside, to power my Sirius satellite radio dock with speakers. I'll have another outlet outside near the wheel and another inside at the back to power a TV, if I ever bother to install it. I've got the wall mount for it, but no antennae ( I'm carrying a long coax if we really need to watch TV ).

And, it only occurred to me now, but if and when the installed unit breaks down, you have to find another unit to fit the hole.

I spent this afternoon out in the garden with my Sirius radio and dock for company, and my iPod and Altec Lansing dock when I wanted to listen to some music I'd just downloaded. I have a Sirius dock in the vehicle, which has an AUX port for the iPod and the sat radio comes with headphones with a built in antennae, so I could sit in the middle of the lake with a choice of 150 channels or so if I chose.

If you get where I'm going, I have portability and many options.

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Old 05-31-2009, 01:29 AM   #3
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Re: Stereo options?

http://www.jensenrvdirect.com/index...._details&id=18

Hear you go. Reace is planning to run extra wires for me from the stereo into the basement under the bed. In the future I should be able to hook up outside speakers routed through the ouside storage hatch.

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Old 05-31-2009, 10:09 AM   #4
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Re: Stereo options?

Thanks for the input, guys. I am going to read some reviews of the Jensen product.

I am a messy guy, and the more parts that are nailed down, the better. Edgar's idea of accomodating external speakers has merit.

Baglo, that TV antenna will be useless in the US in two weeks, but it will be two years before Canada bans analog over-the-air broadcasts. Apparently, the digital signals have a shorter range, too. There will be no TV in our RV.
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Old 05-31-2009, 09:29 PM   #5
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Re: Stereo options?

We have the Jensen stereo installed above our wardrobe closet. It is a great location for us.

When we were out in Langley I had my Ipod with us and it sounded so good. No need to bring tons of Cd's....

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Old 06-01-2009, 12:03 AM   #6
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Hi: All... Just got back from 2 days in Frankenmuth Michigan. Too windy for campfires so we watched TV. I got 4 different digi. broadcasts( it's the TV. tuner not the antenna) on channel 19, and several analog stations on other channels as well. ABC was the clearest... for being in the middle of nowhere. Alf
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Old 06-18-2009, 07:54 AM   #7
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Just got this photo from Tammy. This may be our 19' close to completion. We didn't want to block window light and Reace was able to get the stereo mounted in the corner.

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Old 06-18-2009, 09:44 AM   #8
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Re: Stereo options?

We had ours mounted in the corner like Edgar too, but at the foot of the bed though, so it would be closer to where we will eventually mount a TV, on the bedside of the gable by the kitchen area. This stereo puts out good sound for in a trailer this size.
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Hi: Edgar... Now that's accommodation Alf
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Old 06-18-2009, 04:54 PM   #10
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Heh Edgar, Yahoooooo is right! Seems like a long time since April, but it's your turn now. So glad for you. You will LOVE IT!
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