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Old 03-24-2016, 09:27 AM   #1
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Angry My Audio System on my new Berkshire

Just venting on this one. You would think that spending $175k on a new RV would give you an audio system worth more than $49.99. Yes that what I got with my new Berkshire 34'. The Itrak sound bar is the biggest piece of junk with the sound quality of a transistor radio. It has no sub woofer and it can be purchased on line for $49.99.
Really? Why would Forest River put such a terrible system is a great motor home.
I bought a highly rated Vizio sound bar with a sub woofer for $150 to replace this landfill junk. Who's idea at Forest River was this?
Just venting and wondering where else that they tried to save a few dollars on the Berkshire.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:36 AM   #2
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they tried and did save on every turn . everything in the berkshire is no different then in the $15,000. TT as far as components go .
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:37 AM   #3
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Are you kidding that additional $100 would have raised the price another $5k. Laughing, but probably true.
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:41 AM   #5
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can't remember off the top of my head of the tv they use in our unit, but had it replaced under warranty last month, so the same tv, same size picture, didn't fit the bedroom cabinet door, so they had to make a piece of metal to cover the gap left by the smaller size tv, but they are both a 32"
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:06 PM   #6
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I guess its the same with all options.

I could care less, if there is even a television in the rig. I dont watch while in camping.
I wouldnt pay anything extra, if theres a " better " one.

Some want certain things, some dont.

Some are fine with the stock batteries. Some put $5k in lithium.

Kinda like when Jeep first came out with the diesel in the Grand Cherokee.
You could only get it in the highest trim. Later, you could in the lower ones.
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Old 03-24-2016, 12:16 PM   #7
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well I like being outside when it is nice enough to be out, but when we got rained in for three day while we were at Swannanoa NC, we were glad to have one, anyway, we replace the one in the front of the motorhome with one from wallmart for 300.00 while on the road in Nebraska, this was the second tv of the same brand that went out,,, just sayin, I get what I paid for, right
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:46 PM   #8
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it really is the same in all RV's , cheapest = microwave , radio/entertainment center,tires,wheels, switches, construction materials,axles,faucets, the list goes on doesn't matter if you paid $15G or $350G
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Just venting on this one. You would think that spending $175k on a new RV would give you an audio system worth more than $49.99. Yes that what I got with my new Berkshire 34'. The Itrak sound bar is the biggest piece of junk with the sound quality of a transistor radio. It has no sub woofer and it can be purchased on line for $49.99.
Really? Why would Forest River put such a terrible system is a great motor home.
I bought a highly rated Vizio sound bar with a sub woofer for $150 to replace this landfill junk. Who's idea at Forest River was this?
Just venting and wondering where else that they tried to save a few


dollars on the Berkshire.

Feel your pain, spent over 200k on a Charleston. An speakers in ceiling cut out at half volume. Complete crap, think FR would be embrassed, what would it really take to use quality speakers.
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I can tell you = $39.99 a pair. Just received them from Crutchfield for my Berkshire. Getting installed this weekend to replace the junk 2" ceiling speakers.
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