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Old 08-01-2007, 12:13 AM   #1
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We purchased a 07 flagstaff with concertone radio/dvd/cd/tv player. After playing 1 cd, the player quit. In checking website, found product seemed faulty with no real repair being done. Checked our unit found a multitude of wires due to the many speakers etc. for the unit. Found a capacitor with rubber heat shield rated to 200 degrees. I couldn't touch it due to the heat. I didn't want that kind of heat hidden in a paneled and glued compartment so I disconnected the unit and used a supplied 110v to 12 v adapter to run tv. This worked for 6 months and then the tv picture quit. We have not gone to the dealer because the complex wiring of the unit seemed more than the average rv repairman could handle and we didn't like the high temp of the capacitor, so we didn't want a replacement. My only recommendation is if you are puchasing an rv and have the option of no concertone, take it.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:19 AM   #2
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I have a Concertone CD/MP3/Radio/WX system...no TV/DVD.
The system works pretty well so far.

I have read many complaints of faulty units (same model as yours) on different forums. Seems like FR is replacing newer ones under warranty...but that's about it.

With heat build up like that...I think you did the right thing. I'd have it worked on by the dealer to avoid fire.
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Old 08-04-2007, 12:05 AM   #3
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Concertone=junk!
we are on our 3rd unit so far so good. the original one went out the day after we picked up the TT when new. the 2nd replacement was no good from the start. and so far the 3rd has been good since the beginning of the year.
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:41 AM   #4
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On a new '07 - I sure woundn't let FR or the dealer off the hook on replacing defective unit - even if you aren't going to use it - it should be there for resale down the road. May be a lot of wires but not very complex compared to other critical pieces of an RV (Furnace, AC, electric brakes). Dealer most likely simply unplugs old unit and plugs in new. My '03 works fine - not worth the suggested retail value but functional. Even on new cars the sounds systems are marginal and overpriced 4 fold.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:09 PM   #5
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Mine in our 06 Cherokee works and sounds great hope you get it squared away
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Hmmmm. I noticed this weeked...one of the button lights goes out on occasion.
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quit rolling over on the remote.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:38 PM   #8
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I don't think that's the problem. The Concertone is located about 2 feet above the floor...in other words...it's not grandaughter-proof!
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ours gets pretty hot after a few dvds so i added a 12v electronics cooling fan to the back area that draws cool coach air in and pushed hot out through the units head
so far its helped some. found some pics, never mind the dust
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