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Old 06-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #11
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A note to the moderator. Seems non Solera owners chime in on questions like this, that tend to be Solera specific (i.e. antenna location on the solera, reception). I'm not sure if you can suggest to them, that the vast FR forums can be unit specific, and they might want to limit posts in this Solera specific forum, on topics that are more unit specific. IMO
That's an interesting perspective, which I can understand and respect. I do pay attention to the forum area and don't post when rig-specific questions are asked.

Let me point out that you have a 2012 Solera and yet you posted advice for the owner of a 2013 Solera. It might well be that, as a cost-cutting measure, they removed the roof-top antenna for the radio and have the common little piece of wire back there now so that your advice was as misdirected as mine. Either way, I think that checking the back of the unit to see what (if anything) is plugged in back there is good advice in any case.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:18 PM   #12
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Sorry I guess that was me chiming in where I guess I don't belong. I just thought that my feedback was general to most radios. Won't happen again.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:21 PM   #13
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Bluetooth with Pandora using your smartphone is the only way to go
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Old 06-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #14
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The 2013 have a roof mounted whip
Magnadyne sounds great when you get good reception , like in the city.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:24 PM   #15
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Magnadyne sounds great when you get good reception, like in the city.
In a city, a small wire connected to the back of the radio would work fine too. Oh wait - RVers tend to drive between cities and into the boondocks.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:59 PM   #16
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When actually on the road going camping we stream our iPhone music
When I bring it home to load I use the radio
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:07 AM   #17
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My AM reception is terrible too on my 2013 Solera. You can hit Scan and it will not stop on any station even in a major city. One of these days I will pull and check connections, but FM is terrific so I doubt if it is the antenna connection. Right now I use I heart Radio and connect to input 1. Great sound.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:10 AM   #18
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I 2nd the iPhone via Bluetooth...or third I guess.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:09 AM   #19
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At the risk of a Sunseeker owner chiming in here...the roof top antenna on mine is for outside entertainment radio only. The dash radio uses the Chevy fender mount antenna which is not great because it is blocked partially by MH body. That said there is a distance/local setting on the Magnadyne radio. Make sure it is set to distance. Local setting would be used in a big city with many conflicting radio stations near each other--hardly an issue in a MH. Even with that set to distance, reception is not great. Added SiriusXM to mine and have a small iPod attached with my favorites.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:19 AM   #20
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Or replace it with a Kenwood unit ... Sorry, couldn't help myself. But we get HD radio on it and the reception is fantastic.
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