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Old 07-20-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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The RV Radio that came with my 03 unit is a POS. I see that they've made some minor improvement on the current unit...But coming from the same vendor, it is probably still a POS. They want $315 for this newer radio. I saw that Pioneer makes a 1.5DIN cd radio. Anyone install that radio in their rv? If you installed a 1DIN radio, was it hard to retrofit?

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Old 07-20-2006, 09:33 AM   #2
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The RV Radio that came with my 03 unit is a POS. I see that they've made some minor improvement on the current unit...But coming from the same vendor, it is probably still a POS. They want $315 for this newer radio. I saw that Pioneer makes a 1.5DIN cd radio. Anyone install that radio in their rv? If you installed a 1DIN radio, was it hard to retrofit?

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Old 07-20-2006, 01:22 PM   #3
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The RV Radio is made by Magnadyne. It is not a POS however it is very low quality. I immediately ripped mine out and replaced it with a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/HDFM/Sirius radio that I bought at Crutchfield.com. It was a 1 DIN but the local car stereo installer had a face plate to cover the empty space. He said it was easy to install, no issues at all. It is much better.
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Old 07-20-2006, 01:37 PM   #4
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I replaced mine with a Clarion. The dealer had to install a different faceplate to cover the hole but it was no big deal. The part I like best about the Calrion is that it has a remote so I can change stations and go from AM-FM-CD and increase/decrease the volume, pause the CD and mute all of it without having to lean over and look at the radio. My wife has to change the CD's though because I chaeped out and only got the single CD player. Other than that it's great. Sorry, don't remember the price.
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Old 07-20-2006, 02:24 PM   #5
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I must not be very discriminating - I am not unhappy with mine.
What is bad about the existing radio?

Not trying to pick a fight, just thought it seemed to work okay.
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Old 07-20-2006, 03:58 PM   #6
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I'm with Clay L. I like my RV Radio, particularly since it has the audio tape option (one of those things made before electricity).

It would be nice, however, to have a remote to control volume, etc. It's a VERY LONG WAY up to the front to adjust it.

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Old 07-20-2006, 06:47 PM   #7
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Hmmmmm .. mine has a handheld remote and one on the steering wheel. (plus weather band)
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:12 AM   #8
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Mine's like John's. It also ties into the Siriusand surround sound. No complaints.
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:31 AM   #9
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It would be nice, however, to have a remote to control volume, etc. It's a VERY LONG WAY up to the front to adjust it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Winnebago started adding the remote feature on 2004s in in late August of 2003 or thereabouts.
In any case it was about two weeks after mine came off the assembly line.
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:00 AM   #10
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My only problem with it is that it won't play my ripped CDs!
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Old 07-21-2006, 05:29 AM   #11
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My '06 Vectra was like John describes... steering wheel and hand held remote.
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Old 07-21-2006, 07:58 AM   #12
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Think mine is a Panasonic - dash mount - single CD - No Auxillary port - that is about the only thing that I would change. Since I listen to the radio more when driving then stationary - it seems just fine -The remote control would be nice, but, just another one to misplace.
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:20 AM   #13
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I think those of you with the remotes received a newer unit than the one I have.

Let's see (and this was discussed in prev years)
1. Can't see the dial
2. CDs skip when I hit bumps
3. Scan, but does not seek (or the other way around, or I don't know how to use it)
4. CD always returns to track 1 after radio has been turned off...
5. Can't see the dial (oops that's twice I said that)
Other than the above, I guess one can say it is functional...
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Old 07-21-2006, 08:56 AM   #14
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have 04 vectra - not to crazy about factory
radio. installed inexp. Delphi SkyFi tiesinto
the coach sound system,works real nice. sat.
system costs 9.00 peer year. systems radio can
run upto 300.00. it is mounted just below existing radio.
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