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Old 03-20-2011, 08:06 PM   #1
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Cherokee 28BH Audio System Question

We just took delivery of our new Cherokee Grey Wolf 28BHKS and love it.
A question regarding the Audio system. We have the Touch Audio VD-400i.
The clock and illumination light on the panel are always on, even in stand by mode. It is dimmer compared to when it is powered up but won't this drain the battery when the trailer is in storage for weeks? There seems to be no way to completely power it down other than disconnecting power which resets the clock, presets, etc.

I don't want drain the battery and just wondering if I am missing something.

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Old 03-20-2011, 08:26 PM   #2
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We just took delivery of our new Cherokee Grey Wolf 28BHKS and love it.
A question regarding the Audio system. We have the Touch Audio VD-400i.
The clock and illumination light on the panel are always on, even in stand by mode. It is dimmer compared to when it is powered up but won't this drain the battery when the trailer is in storage for weeks? There seems to be no way to completely power it down other than disconnecting power which resets the clock, presets, etc.

I don't want drain the battery and just wondering if I am missing something.

Thanks!
that's not the only parasitic battery drain you have. there are a number of power drains on nearly all RVs. some come with battery disconnect switches but most of us have to add our own.
do a search on it, at any RV forum and you'll find hundreds of suggestions.
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:38 PM   #3
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I agree with the Battery Disconnect. We pick up our Cherokee 28BH in two weeks, and that is the first Mod I am going to do, put in a disconnect switch. There is a good example of it here with pictures.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:21 PM   #4
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Why not get a small solar charger to keep the battery charged? you can get them cheap enough this will keep you from needing to disconnect the battery and reset things all the time.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:30 PM   #5
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how to set presets??

Our TT arrived yesterday with the touch audio VD400i unit and the manual leaves a bit to be desired.

I want to set the radio station presets but nothing seems to work...the unit itself or on the remote.

I assume I tune to a station, then on the remote press the 'memo' button - i see the main unit display shows 'preset' but it never sets it. I can surf the presets but none are set.

Any advice is most welcome!
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:54 PM   #6
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You don't need the remote.
Tune to your station and then press the store/clock button on the touch screen. "Memory" indicator diplays. Press the arrow key>> to the next number for the preset in line you wish to use (1-9). Then press the store/clock button again and it is saved. The preset button recalls saved stations.
I put a marine battery disconnect switch on the coach as some have suggested and of course all presets and clock settings are gone when I use the switch to save the battery.
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Old 04-27-2011, 11:29 PM   #7
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How do you turn off the NOAA alert? Ours keeps tripping - alarm sounds, but no broadcast. With all the severe weather we're having I'm sure it's real alarms, but we're not in the TT and the radio's off - but keeps going off anyway!
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According to what I read in the manual; when the unit is "off" you can press "Mode" to toggle it off.

I know that I have tried that, but the NOAA icon still remains on mine.
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I hear you about the NOAA. The other day DW sad she heard voices coming from the Grey Wolf in the driveway. NOAA alert had gone off.
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Found this on another forum:

Actually very easy to turn off the alarm! The user guide is pretty lame, but a couple of minutes with the remote in hand and waalaa, alarm turned off. I had inadvertantly turned it on when trying to set a wake up alarm. Turn the radio on and put on the noaa channel, press the alarm button on the remote and watch the display (there is a little speaker/horn icon). Once to turn on and once to turn off.


I'll give that a try tonight; see if that does anything.
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