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Old 06-16-2016, 10:18 PM   #1
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FR3 Outdoor Speakers

On our Memorial day trip my Jenson outside speakers started sounding terrible. I blamed it on David Robertson's blown save in Kansas City but whatever. It sounds like a blown out speaker, bass sounds are just static.

These are 5-1/4" Jenson speakers, I found some that seem to match on Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/JENSEN-MS5006...ZEPB3T1SJBZMD1

but before I pull the trigger I thought to ask the forum for recommendations. I know from other threads that there are some audiophiles around who know a lot more about this stuff than I do and I'd appreciate advice.

What are good 5-1/4" water proof speakers suitable for the FR3? Any funny business in switching them out or is it just un-screw, replace, re-calk and re-screw? I don't want to go with larger and have to resize the hole, just a quality direct replacement.
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Old 06-17-2016, 04:03 PM   #2
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TLAK great question. I'll be standing by with ya.
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Old 06-18-2016, 10:27 PM   #3
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I have a 2015 FR3 just purchased last August and have the same issue on the outside and the cockpit. It's currently getting a diagnostic test done to see the "issue". The manufacturer is telling Campers Inn it's the radio (which does not make sense to me). I'm waiting to hear what the issue is but will share once they call me. I'm still very new to this but will share any info I find out.
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Awesome man!
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Old 06-24-2016, 02:07 PM   #5
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Same.


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Old 06-24-2016, 04:28 PM   #6
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Hi. I'm new to the forum (been reading for a while, but first post). My wife and I bought 2014 FR3 30DS in April and we've been very happy with it so far. One of my outside speakers was bad and I replaced the pair with Pyle PLMR51B Dual 5.25'' Waterproof Marine Speakers from Amazon. They were $20 for the pair when I bought them, but they are $17 right now. I thought that they would fit with no modifications, but I had to enlarge the holes slightly to get them in. If you have a Dremel, you can easily enlarge the hole. I used a file, and it took some time. I also drilled 4 new holes for each speaker. When removing the original Jensens, there was a white caulk that was very sticky and rubbery that held them in and it required some prying to get them loose. After cleaning off the old caulk, enlarging the hole and drilling the new holes, I used clear outdoor silicone caulk to seal the new ones. I'm not an audiophile, but the new speakers sound MUCH better and the price is right. Time will tell if they hold up.

We've camped 14 nights since we got the FR3 and we're very happy so far.

The modifications/fixes that I've done so far are: replaced outdoor speakers, replaced the toilet (Dometic sent new one for free due to leak/odor issue), added shelves to entry cabinet, paper towel rack, towel rings in kitchen and bathroom, black tank flusher, cup holders, Dish VIP211K receiver, fixed incorrect audio wiring and replaced screen door handle.

Let me know if you have specific questions about the speaker replacement.

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Looks like I'll be doing an upgrade shortly here too. One speaker is sounding like crap...now that we're on vaca.
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Installed them today. I used the same Pyle PLMR51B's as crahmes did and followed his lead on the installation. Rather than silicone I used the same plumber's putty that Forest River did. I also enlarged the hole using a file (almost 2 hours in 90 degree heat to do both of them) and moved the holes.

Big thanks to crahmes for his step by step. They do sound pretty good, hope they hold up and we get our 17 buck's worth out of them!
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Pyle plmr52

Would the Pyle PLMR52 fit? That speaker has actually a slightly smaller diameter, so less filing, but instead of the 1.37" depth of the plmr51, the plmr52 has a depth of 2.12", couple bucks more but 150watt output instead of 100watt...
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Would the Pyle PLMR52 fit? That speaker has actually a slightly smaller diameter, so less filing, but instead of the 1.37" depth of the plmr51, the plmr52 has a depth of 2.12", couple bucks more but 150watt output instead of 100watt...
I dug one of the original Jensen's out of the trash and it measures 1-1/2" deep from the inside of the mounting flange to the back. My camper is put back together and caulked in so I can't measure the hole directly for you.

If I were to do it again I would have brought my router with a rabbeting bit and been done in 5 minutes. A 1/8 by 1/8 rabbet would have done the trick.

Or you could put a speaker plate adapter (spacer) under it.
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