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Old 07-28-2013, 03:59 PM   #1
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Tech questions

Hi all,

I am new to the Foreest River Forum and I thought it would be a great venue to get techinal insight and support from those wo might have alreaady experience the same difficulties I am having.

First,my name is Randy and within the past two weeks I purchase a new Forester 2861 DS, which I love, but I cannot get any assistance from the dealer about system questions I have (I guess that's what I get for buyer from an out of state dealer; out of sight ot of mind).

Anyway, the unit came with an in dash Magnadyne stero receiver, which I guess was a manufacturer install and I cannot for the life of me figure out how the get the bluetooth function to connect with my phone. I am following all of the simple directions, but to no success.

The second thing I am trying to figure out is how can I get the Sirius satelite function installed (after the fact)? The unit was suppsoed to be pre-equipped and satelite radoi ready, but mean doesn't have the satelite icon on the Home page screen, and the dealer keeps ignoring my inquiries.

The third thing is, the RV comes with a spare tire, but I have yet to find where the jack and tire changing tools (lug wrench) is fidden - any insight?

Thanks,

Randy.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #2
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I can help with the Sirius question.

"Satellite Ready" typically does not mean it has the receiver installed; just that the remote can control the radio tuner if you install it.

You will need to buy and install one of these to make your radio work on Sirius.

Satellite-Ready Products - Shop - SiriusXM Radio
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Welcome!

1. Call Mike oral at Magnadyne. They can walk you through the Bluetooth set-up
800-638-3600
Also have them instruct you yo insure you have the last eat updates installed.
2. I would go to a local Auto Audio store. The unit requires removal from dash and Sirus installed as well as antenna located for optimum reception. Mark or Mile would also be helpful here. They are VERY GOOD.
3. Trust me you do not want to change a tire. Have road service and supply tire if needed.
Anything else, the people here are great and very knowledgeable.
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:16 PM   #4
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Welcome randy. Hope you get your issues resolved. Good people here love sharing info.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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On the changing of the spare tire, we just use the big foot jacks with blocks, and if changing a rear, chock the front wheels. We also carry a large hyd bottle jack just in case. We carry a 3/4" breaker bar, extension and the appropriate deep socket for lug and spare removal. Can't remember the socket size, but I believe it works on the nut on the spare too. Some opt for road side service, and I can't say I wouldn't do that, but these wheels / tires are smaller than an F-350's, and way smaller than the 22.5" on our previous class A. On the A, we carried a 4:1 torque multiplier which made for easy loosening / tightening of the lugs. We also carry a snap-on torque wrench for proper lug torque. So maybe I'm a little overkill, but my tool assortment comes from previous events and experiences. Definitely not getting us in a bind in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:13 AM   #6
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Hey Big John,


I like the torque multiplier thing. How do you get the spare tire down?

I don't think I can do it by myself.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:15 AM   #7
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I have all the tools and breaker bars and a 20 ton short throw bottle jack but I can't get over the hump of the getting the spare down. It's just chained up.
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I have a #3051S and don't plan on changing my tires if flat. That is why I have a Coach-Net policy to handle those times. Also, I can not carry the extra weight of a hydraulic jack and other tools required.

Best buy for the Sirius Tuner Antenna Kit #SXV200 is Amazon.com. Make sure you install the antenna on the roof of your RV, not on the dash.

Amazon.com: SiriusXM SXV200v1 Connect Vehicle Tuner for SiriusXM-Ready Car Stereo Receivers: Car Electronics

Blue tooth function works for me. Make sure you turn the Blue Tooth on in your phones settings.
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Make sure you install the antenna on the roof of your RV,
Did you install yours yourself? I need to install mine and I'm looking for tips for where to install it and how to access the roof with the coax.

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Got this in the mail yesterday

Sirius Connect Universal Vehicle Tuner SCC1 | TSS-Radio

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