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Old 10-06-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Satellite Radio - anyone add it?

Has anyone added the Sirius tuner to their Berkshire? After two years of ownership I have grown tired of pressing the seek button while traveling!

If anyone has, where did you go thru the front cabinets with the antenna? My thought was just place the antenna on top of the cabinet between the front cap and cabinet.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:03 PM   #2
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EMJM - just put one on my rig. Just laid the antenna on the front dash, against the window, in the center. Put a strip of the stuff you put on cabinets to keep stuff from moving. Ran the rest of the wire under the dash, through the lid that come off. Mount the radio to the drivers side window with a suction cup holder. Just drove 1800 miles with this setup from Upstate NY to San Antonio, Texas. Great reception all the way. Craig


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I have had it since purchasing my rv in 2010. It works great.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:36 PM   #4
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EMJM - just put one on my rig. Just laid the antenna on the front dash, against the window, in the center. Put a strip of the stuff you put on cabinets to keep stuff from moving. Ran the rest of the wire under the dash, through the lid that come off. Mount the radio to the drivers side window with a suction cup holder. Just drove 1800 miles with this setup from Upstate NY to San Antonio, Texas. Great reception all the way. Craig


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Where did you get power from? Aux port on drivers side?


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Yes, aux port on drivers side.


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I did a little more research this morning since I wanted the head unit in the dash to control the sat radio compared to having a separate Sirius controller.

My coach came from the factory with a Jensen JRV212TB I phoned the the company who supplies these units to the RV manufactures and spoke with customer service. I had two options: 1) Install the SCC1 tuner (but this is no longer produced and expensive via Ebay for a used one OR 2) Purchase a SCVDOC1 docking station and the Sirius Stratus 7 controller. All components were purchased from Crutchfield with FREE shipping. When the SCVDOC1 is plugged into the back the Jensen it will use the Stratus 7 as a slave unit thus I will be able to control the Sat radio thru the original head unit. I will be able to tuck these components under the dash and be clutter free!
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Nice! I also have a Stratus 7 radio. I will have to look to see if I have the same connections on my 2011 unit. Thanks for the information!


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Craig -

Have you had any reception problems with the antenna puck in the front windshield? In our first motorhome (Class C) I place the puck on the front bumper. All worked well when I was in the North East but when I hit Southern Virginia (only heading South) the whole way to Florida I would receive no signal until our trip North.
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No reception problems. 2 to 3 bars of reception all the time.


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Old 10-08-2014, 10:24 AM   #10
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On my 08 Berkshire I velcroed the puck to my tv antenna. Ran the wire down behind the weather stripping under the carpet and thru the dash. Wouldn't be without my satellite radio while driving. Took my old unit from my truck when I had a fifth wheel.
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