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Old 11-21-2008, 09:20 PM   #1
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Concertone question

I am seriously considering purchasing a Flagstaff 831KRSS. I think the features on the FS vs. other brands really makes them a great value. However, I have reservations due to the reviews of the Concertone systems. I want a sound system that works. The FR I am looking at has the Venturer HD TV and the Concertone DVD/Cd with IPOD dock. Is this the combo to avoid? Has the system been fixed for 09 models?
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Old 11-22-2008, 07:37 AM   #2
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I cannot tell you about the latest models reliability but--
if I had it to do over again, I'd want my trailer to come pre-wired for speakers.
Maybe even having the --cheap-- speakers installed but no concertone or TV.
Then I'd want a significant credit or discount for not getting the concertone and TV
and then I'd go and get a good one somewhere else.
Possibly something like a JVC unit, model #: KD-DV5400.
Then I'd get a nice LCD TV to go with it.
TVs will be on $ale big time this season, especially on "Black Friday".

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Old 11-22-2008, 09:52 AM   #3
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we have had to get ours replaced they put in a model 600 replaced the model 500 so far so good i havent had any trouble with TV other than you have to make sure tv is in the right mode
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I have often voiced the same thinking expressed by Dan. I would also install a component system as opposed to a stand-alone. Better to replace a part than the whole darn thing.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:04 PM   #5
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I have the new Concertone 600 with the Venture LCD TV and am very pleased that it works as supposed to. After reading the posts on Concertone I was expecting the worst . So Far Great. My TT is a 2604 09 model.
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:45 AM   #6
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I cannot tell you about the latest models reliability but--
if I had it to do over again, I'd want my trailer to come pre-wired for speakers.
Maybe even having the --cheap-- speakers installed but no concertone or TV.
Then I'd want a significant credit or discount for not getting the concertone and TV
and then I'd go and get a good one somewhere else.
Possibly something like a JVC unit, model #: KD-DV5400.
Then I'd get a nice LCD TV to go with it.
TVs will be on $ale big time this season, especially on "Black Friday".

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If you are going to buy a TV this might be the time to buy before Black Friday while they are in stock. Wait until you are with in 15 to 30 days to buy before Christmas then take your receipt back to the store and get the sale price. Example, Best Buy offers a 30 day price guarantee on GPS units. If the price is lower on let say a Garmin 780 for $499.00 and it go's on sale with in the 30 day purchase time Best Buy will refund the difference. Best Buy offers a 15 day price guarantee on computers. FYI the Garmin 780 will be on sale Black Friday at Best Buy. Check with the store you may deal with on there policy.
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Old 11-24-2008, 06:35 PM   #7
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Mine has your setup, and I replaced the Concertone unit right after I bought the camper, the surround sound in the main living area quit, and since I got a new Concertone, it has worked flawlessly. Mine has the 600 unit, also. PS You'll love the TV reception and if you do any 12v camping, the TV works with all of that, also!! Randy
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My Concertone ZX500 went on the blink today. I had the camper plugged in and wanted a little music to listen to while flushing out the winter ant-freeze and getting it ready for the season. I turned it on heard some static type sound,smelled something burning and noticed that the led lights weren't working. Unscrewed it in a hurry and unplugged all the connections. Now let's see how good the company is on replacing it. Luckily I didn;t leave it on and go for a coffee. I might have lost my whole trailer and warehouse that it parked next to. Howard Page,Seabrook,NH Trailer purchased from Cold Springs RV in Weare,NH New May of 08
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:10 PM   #9
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Hi, I have an 08 8317SS with a concertone. It's been replaced a couple of times and never worked right and warranty is expired. Do you know who I complain to? The manufacturer or dealer or concertone.
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Old 09-29-2009, 09:46 PM   #10
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I would not let the Concertone problems stop me from ordering an otherwise great camper! Yes; it is a problem for some of us, including the one I had to replace, but otherwise, the TV....22"Venturer digital 12volt HDTV, on mine has been great. It's just a small issue for a good company. My 2 cents worth. Randy
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