Just out on our first camping trip in our new to us unit. 2007 rockwood 8287SS fifth wheel We plugged in our camper to the CATV with coax cable and had a worse picture than I would have expected with rabbit ears in a concrete bunker. I have no idea what model it just says concertone amfmcddvcmp3 stereo or something like that.
It also makes a buzzing noise all the time.
Last night I went nuts and ripped the whole thing out of the cupboard, I was appalled at the wiring job done by the factory, and the holes they knocked into the wall panel behind the cupboard.
I basically took every wire apart, separated them, found the coax wire running beside romex AC line voltage wiring, wrapped it in aluminum foil as I figured it would be the cheap stuff with no shielding. Nothing has shielding, the speaker wires are getting noise from some of the electrics in the unit, every time I turn on a light fixture I get another set of buzzes, and there is a hum all the time in the camper that goes away every time the tv or radio is off.
My previous Jayco trailer, also had a "cheaper" AV unit, but it was simple and always worked great.
I have to say that the Concertone unit has to be one of the best concepts I've seen for an RV system as it covers the bases in terms of what you would want to plug in, came prewired for an XM with a mount in the wall. (not sure If I would subscribe again, just cancelled a couple of years back.) But nice they thought of it. It seems in reading through the comments that those with problems are upset and rightly so. Those without problems aren't upset, and If my unit worked flawlessly I would be very pleased, as the concept is excellent. You can hook up computers, AV equipment, video game consoles, the system runs on 12V power, handles, CD, DVD, television from air, sat and catv, radio from weather band, am and fm, apparently can play MP3's no idea how, but if it just had a mini RCA and or Ipod hook up it would be perfect.
That and a good installation, a manual for the unit itself.
So if anyone has solved the buzz please let me know. If bob is aware of the issue he can let me know. I really appreciate the fact that the manufacturer is here to discuss and help resolve issues. Interesting to hear that the forest river folks may switch suppliers. In my case though I'd say the bigger issue is the installation not the head unit itself. I am tempted to circumvent the whole thing and put in all my own stuff, I feel I may have enough older equipment in my house to do it, but the wiring is still pretty suspect.
Al, Travelling with wife, daughter 5, son 3, 3/4 tons of 2013 Ram CCLB, five tons of fifth wheel Rockwood 8287SS still showing my kids north america one campground and road trip at a time.