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Old 08-17-2015, 09:30 PM   #191
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I spoke to someone else at Patrick industries today, and they told me that it's normal for the equalizer display to not correspond to what audio is playing, but I'm skeptical (why bother having the display then ?)
I also don't recall the old unit behaving like that (perhaps someone could check theirs for me?)
I might hang on to the old unit until next weekend and check the display on that, before returning it (unless someone can confirm that really is normal)
I never paid attention to the equalizer until the sound quit... then its movement indicated to me output was occurring. Not sure it actually represents highs, lows and mid ranges... might be more decor than anything... but will check and get back to you
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:40 PM   #192
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Bob, I emailed customer support with this and got a confirmation that it is how it works. But, let me voice my sincere displeasure at it...

Every time we turn the radio on all 3 zones play. This means that the living room plays (typically we want), the bedroom plays (almost never want), and the outside plays (only occasionally we want). We have to then turn off 2 of the 3 zones. But, since the last time the kids played it at rock concert level- in the bedroom you hear a heart stopping squelch of music that is then stopped and outside you hear a slightly longer belch of music that is then stopped. If you're especially lucky, you forget that the radio turns all of the zones on and your front-side neighbors get to endure 44 minutes of cartoons before someone wanders up to the bedroom as has an "ugh, crap" moment.

At a minimum, the radio should remember the zone settings for the last use; I'm guessing that this should be something that you should be able to offer up as a software patch.

Maybe better would be a configuration screen that allows you to specify "on power on" zone settings since you typically have a TV that you can have a menu system. This may or may not be something you could software control.

Even better, throw a watch-battery on the mother board so that it can remember whatever settings across the removal of power totally (shore and battery power since many of us use battery disconnects).

I raise this as today I was on a conference call with 3 customers and in the middle of me talking *twice* my kids turned the radio on in order to have some tunes in the living room. Having to explain what sounded like radio squelch and stay professional was tricky. My work doesn't care that I RV and work as long as they can't tell. Those kind of flub-ups make my life difficult. At this point, I'm debating just disconnecting the bedroom speakers but it still leaves the outside speakers as an issue.
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:23 AM   #193
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Bob, I emailed customer support with this and got a confirmation that it is how it works. But, let me voice my sincere displeasure at it...
100% agree that this is terrible.
My car stereo remembers it's settings even when disconnected from battery.
My home theater receiver remembers it's settings, including which zones are on, even when power is cut.
Surely this could remember settings, with or without 12v power.

Also, independent volume levels for each zone would be good, but I'm guessing that they're driving all the stereo speakers from a single amp stage (so my outside speakers are pretty quiet unless the inside speakers are deafening)
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Old 08-18-2015, 06:24 AM   #194
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I never paid attention to the equalizer until the sound quit... then its movement indicated to me output was occurring. Not sure it actually represents highs, lows and mid ranges... might be more decor than anything... but will check and get back to you
Thanks KamperKen
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Old 08-19-2015, 10:25 AM   #195
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Hey guys got my replacement radio put in to day. Volume works fine I am not sure about the DVD player yet as I don't have shore power at my storage place.

I noticed my left outside speaker is not working so I will need to figure that out. This brings me to the wires and color codes, my intended question should have been is there a chart that tells me which wires go to bed room, outside, living area surround sound(front back) speakers etc..

Thanks for the help, this forum is great....

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Old 08-19-2015, 11:12 AM   #196
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There was a wiring diagram on the top of my iRV 33
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Old 08-19-2015, 02:52 PM   #197
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Hey guys got my replacement radio put in to day. Volume works fine I am not sure about the DVD player yet as I don't have shore power at my storage place.

I noticed my left outside speaker is not working so I will need tog figure that out. This brings me to the wires and color codes, my intended question should have been is there a chart that tells me which wires go to bed room, outside, living area surround sound(front back) speakers etc..

Thanks for the help, this forum is great....

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Yeah, there is a wiring pin number/color chart on top of the unit. However I noticed that the wiring colors on the harness inside my Rockwood did not match the wire colors on that chart, or on the harness provided with the new unit. (If the same is true for you then you should be able to work out how to translate from one to the other by comparing the harness wire colors and using the chart)
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Old 08-21-2015, 10:58 PM   #198
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Just ordered Sat.

This is not looking well for a rig not even starting construction.

Will a Jensen fit the same hole? My old Sony Boom Box may have to travel along with the laptop for a DVD player. Not good!!!!!!

I will really look into the PDI when the new one arrives.

Here's a thought: Crutchfield!
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Old 08-22-2015, 10:37 PM   #199
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I would like to say thank you to Nelson for his help with my IRV 66 radio at the Goshen rally. The unit works perfect now.

Thank you Tim
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:27 PM   #200
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We bought a 2016 2703s Rockwood in April. While we love the unit , the radio (iRV66) has been nothing but problems. The latest is the radio will only power up from the remote, unable to shut it off !! must pull fuse !! Put in DVD and will not eject. The only controls that work are the volume and tuning knobs. Radio is stuck on FM1. WHAT A PIECE OF JUNK. Shame on Rockwood for not putting a decent radio in such a nice travel trailer.
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