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Old 06-11-2020, 01:20 PM   #1
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Location of radio, Safety, Work around ideas

In my 2016 Itasca Sunstar, the radio is very difficult to access for three reasons, 1. distance from me, I can reach it if I lean over a little (dangerous),
2. It faced straight back leaving an angle to see it
3. Any glace makes it impossible to read the screen.

How do you overcome this?

NEED IDEAS--I'm hoping to hear about some alternative ideas so I can see it and safely operate it when needed.

PIC taken from driver's perspective.

thanks, Randy
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Old 06-11-2020, 01:31 PM   #2
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The INTENT models have the radio mounted in a swivel. Maybe you could do something similar?
It has a pretty good swing, so that both seats can access it. It's still too far away for the driver to do anything but the volume or change stations, but at least I can see it.
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Old 06-14-2020, 11:57 AM   #3
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You could always upgrade to a nicer receiver. I was surfing Crutchfield looking for a radio for my older (2003) Toad. I like the apple play feature and noticed some higher end Alpine units with a 9” touch screen that sits in front of the radio and is movable so you can change angle etc.

Our 2019 31BE has the radio on an angle which helps, but no apple play and the screen is tiny. I like navigation maps on the dash, Pandora on the screen and the modern features newer receivers have. Bit disappointed Winnebago chose older base model receivers to save just a few bucks.
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Old 06-14-2020, 05:21 PM   #4
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I put this $6 glare screen on a different one that had glare and contrast problems. It made a massive improvement. This material can be cut with scissors.


It can now be easily seen from both seats and mine faces straight back as well. And since it comes with three, it's really a $2 glare screen with spares.


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Old 06-20-2020, 11:20 AM   #5
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Thanks.......I ordered them, RB
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Old 06-20-2020, 11:21 AM   #6
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I'll check out Crutchfield........thanks for the tip, RB
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Old 06-24-2020, 09:22 PM   #7
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I upgraded to a radio with a remote control and just surf the available channels without having to lean over or take my eyes off the road.

You really should not be taking you eyes off the road to read a radio screen while driving anyways as that is just about as bad as texting and driving. It is not safe to be distracting by looking at a radio screen while driving.

Anyways with the remote I can still be looking at the road and just listen for when the volume level or content I hear is pleasing to me.
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