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Old 03-04-2008, 07:53 PM   #51
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good to hear hopefully it is the improved one
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:08 PM   #52
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I'm currently waiting on a replacement unit from our dealer. Hope to have it soon. Mine has the low volume noise too. But, what is worse is that after the unit is on for about an hour the remote or the front panel controls no longer work!

The only way to turn the unit off is to pull the fuse, then plug it back in. It is a pain.

I can only hope I get one of the "Fixed" units.

We had absolutely no problems with the Concertone that was in our 2601, it was simple and it worked really good.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:09 PM   #53
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Ok..Let`s just say for who`s and ha`s.. Is there a another brand that one could purchase?? I`ve just been surfing the net with no progress! I cannot even find the concertone website! Is this the only manufacturer that makes a stereo with these features???? I find it kinda hard to swallow...theres gotta be more!
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jenson system in fleetwood porducts has all the same features and works great.
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So.. I stopped down at my dealer today..explained the problem. Yes, of course they know of the continuing problems with the unit. They put in a call to someone at forest river and his response was this.. he would like me to check for the noise with the tralier running on park power then disconnect it to see if it still makes the same noise on the battery power. Apparently some of these radios are picking up the humm from the converter! (a consistant problem would be nice) So if the humm is still there on the battery, my dealer said I could pull the unit out myself and bring it down for replacement!
Thank god..there`s no way the whole trailer is movin for the next couple of months!
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When you take the stereo out, dont let the mess of wires scare you, there are a couple of wire harness plugs and rca wires that need unplugged, if you have a xm, make sur that is disconnected also.. when you have your stereo all the way out , check all speaker wires, sometimes you will find they are loose in the wire nut, it is a good idea to check all that stuff since the unit will be out, also dont forget to take the coax wire off of back of unit, that is your antenna wire!!!
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Ya...thats quite the big ball of spagehitti back there! I took it out once already with my brother-in-law (he`s an electronics genius). It was reassuring to have him there, we did go thru all the wires to make sure they were installed into the head unit correctly.
Yep.. I will definatly pay close attention to the coax wire! that would be a definate bummer if that went back to the dealer!
I will most likely have help with me when it does come out again..well since the wires are not long enough to travel all the way to the countertop! It gets close..but no dice.
Thanx for the attention Rockinwood!!
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"Ya...thats quite the big ball of spagehitti back there! I took it out once already with my brother-in-law (he`s an electronics genius). It was reassuring to have him there, we did go thru all the wires to make sure they were installed into the head unit correctly.
Yep.. I will definatly pay close attention to the coax wire! that would be a definate bummer if that went back to the dealer!
I will most likely have help with me when it does come out again..well since the wires are not long enough to travel all the way to the countertop! It gets close..but no dice."
Thanx for the attention Rockinwood!!
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That is tooo funny!!! Yea I am a tech by Trade, mostly in Home stereos, DLP LCD and Plasma, the ball of sphagetti even scared me a little!!!! No Problem Joel, anything I can help out I will do my best, otherwise these guys on this forum are great, helped me out a bunch with other stuff!!!
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Old 03-21-2008, 10:28 PM   #59
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After a few e-mails back and forth with Steve Rollins at Forrest River, and talking to Jim in their electronics department, they shipped me a replacement unit earlier this week. I put it in this evening and so far everything is working okay. I plan to let it run all day over the weekend to see if it holds up.

I cleaned up the wiring some by taping over the wire nuts on all of the power wires so they do not come loose. I also used wire bundle string (waxed string) to tie all of the wire pairs together and then tied the bundles together behind the connectors to relieve the stress on the wire nuts and connectors.

While I was in there I noticed a capped off wire that was paired with the 12+ power lead. I plan to check this weekend the see if it runs back to the converter. If it does, I plan to connect it to an empty convert fuse slot and hook a 12 cigarette lighter style plug to it so I can plug in my cell phone to charge. The 12- (gnd) is a heavier gauge, so it should be able to handle the load for both circuits. I will let everyone know how that comes out.
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very very very long history of this problem.i think they just ship the returned units around to different unsatisfeid customers. i would just look for a different option
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