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Old 04-18-2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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Listening to the radio while boondocking.

As we still do not have our new CC can someone tell me who has a 2013 CC with the sound bar can they listen to the radio inside without having 110 power? I think you need 110 to listen to the radio inside and if that is the case I need to find a solution so can someone please post the make and model of the 12V radio in the trailer as I might have to find some speakers. It is starting to look like I made a poor choice of trailers as I do a lot of dry camping.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:18 PM   #2
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Yes speaker bar does require 110... Will be adding some standard speakers some point this summer as well. We have a "Dual" brand radio in ours... The speaker bar uses the "Amp Output" so the speaker outputs are still available to use and we will use those.
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I don't have one, but your trailer needs 110v to drive the speakers to listen to a 12v powered radio?

That sounds like pretty poor planning from the OE designing perspective.....
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:49 PM   #4
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Yes does seem like a bit of short sightedness on planning but again in our case it was not a big deal as we usually have electric at a minimum and only dry camp 2-3 times per year. This is why I am not in a hurry but will add some speakers in for the non-110 camping.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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The home theatre system is 120V. The other system is all 12V. That includes the TV, CD, DVD and Radio. If you only have the home theatre system and an 120v Electric only Reefer, most folks would say your not set up correctly for sustained dry camping.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:14 PM   #6
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I do not have the 120V refer. I do have just over 500w of solar and over 500a/hours of batteries, built in gen. and a 2800w inverter. Was just thinking that it would be one more thing I have to turn the inverter on for. But it sounds like a second set of speakers will solve that problem. Oh, and in the winter I will use a 200W Honda generator to run the heat pads. I just need to get this trailer home so I can learn about it and stop thinking to much.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:57 PM   #7
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A little of topic but to finish the above post. The wife picked this trailer and I have to make it work lol... The last trailer I picked was a complete disaster so it was her turn.
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Well then contrary to your first post, it appears that you picked the correct trailer in order to be a happy camper. Just throw a log on the fire and play the guitar. Radio problem solved...
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Portable boom box?
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:15 PM   #10
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Well then contrary to your first post, it appears that you picked the correct trailer in order to be a happy camper. Just throw a log on the fire and play the guitar. Radio problem solved...
I don't think anybody would want to hear me sing on play the guitar lol..
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