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Old 05-24-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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Just pick up our new XLR 395 and am real happy with it so far but don't understand some of it. First is why do they install an automotive radio head for the main entertainment system? Can't use a remote to control DVD or sound for DVD and don't get surround sound for regular tv. Then in the back radio there's no Bluetooth which is what the outside speakers use.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:51 PM   #2
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There's a few reasons I can think of (1) manufacturers want a lot of features, but want to spend as little as possible putting them in. (2) Car systems are all set up for 12v power, and when boon docking you may want to use stuff without firing up the generator (if you have one).

When I recover from the camper purchase and all the stuff I've added since, I plan on talking to the guys who put the stereo in my truck about options for the camper.
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:05 PM   #3
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Dave961, I think your are right most toyhaulers are built for basic comfort and being run outback or off the beaten path....our 27HFS is that way for sure.......for the longest time, most purchasers were ATV riders, now they are becoming more popular with all motorsports.....

The nice thing about them though is you can add stuff all day long....we have added LG sound bars, TV system, extra outer storage....all cheaper than dealers and camp world....we added some LED motion lights all the way around for about $60. they have been out there for year now.

And you can add the extras alot cheaper than the dealers....we added a storage box on tongue....in process of adding some extra undercarriage storage and tanks....think we are even going to buy one of the washer/dryer all in one units...we can take it in and out depending on type of trip....which by the way you can buy manufacturer direct cheaper than dealer or camp world...

just remember when adding don't overload frames....

The nice thing about the garage is using it as an outdoor patio......

I think toy haulers are some of the most versitle campers out there......We spend alot of time in ours.

Of course some of the high ends like the Cyclone, Raptors and other stuff having nicer interiors, but we spend some much out door time and on the beaches you wind up with dirt, sand and damage if it is too nice...LOL...LOL..

good luck and enjoy the weekend
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:30 PM   #4
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Old 05-27-2014, 07:33 PM   #5
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Here's the new unit. Have been looking at the so called entertainment center and am thinking of changing it. My only problem is that if I change it to a home theater can I keep the kicker amp and will I have to do so wiring to get the speakers to work, the 4ohms verses 8ohms thing.
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Old 05-28-2014, 01:21 AM   #6
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You're so lucky that yours actually showed up at your dealer. Mine is still nowhere in sight, ordered 3/15. Who knows...? Very nice looking unit, good luck with it!
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Old 05-28-2014, 12:02 PM   #7
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Mr Wilson, I have the same unit as you and know exactly what you are going through. Not sure if you would be interested in this but we did it and it worked out great.... had the dealer hook up an hdmi cord to the tv and run it down through the hole in the cabinet under the tv. We then hooked a blu ray player up to the tv and for surround sound I purchased a plug from radio shack that has the 1.8 plug(I believe thats what its called) on one end and the red and white rca plugs on the other end. Plugged the rca to the back audio outs on the blu ray and the other plug to the front of the radio. Surround sound plays though AV1 on the radio and not only does it sound great, we have a hi def picture from the blu ray. I gave up on dvd. Whats the point of a hi def tv if your gonna watch regular dvds and this way you dont gave to worry if the kicker stuff will work or not. Give it a shot.

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One more thing... if you want surround from the tv you can buy another cord like I mentioned before and you or have your dealer hook it up to the audio out on the back of the tv. Then all you have to do is buy a y adapter for the 1.8 plug and plug it to the radio. Seems like a lot but it will definately work and cost way cheaper than a new home theater system.

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Mr Wilson, I have the same unit as you and know exactly what you are going through. Not sure if you would be interested in this but we did it and it worked out great.... had the dealer hook up an hdmi cord to the tv and run it down through the hole in the cabinet under the tv. We then hooked a blu ray player up to the tv and for surround sound I purchased a plug from radio shack that has the 1.8 plug(I believe thats what its called) on one end and the red and white rca plugs on the other end. Plugged the rca to the back audio outs on the blu ray and the other plug to the front of the radio. Surround sound plays though AV1 on the radio and not only does it sound great, we have a hi def picture from the blu ray. I gave up on dvd. Whats the point of a hi def tv if your gonna watch regular dvds and this way you dont gave to worry if the kicker stuff will work or not. Give it a shot.

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Old 05-29-2014, 08:48 AM   #10
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Didn't think of doing it that way. Might have to start taking it apart to make it better. I am not the kind if person that let's the dealer do much so I will take it apart and do it myself. I have put in several of these in cars so I am familiar with them. Thanks for the idea.
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