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Old 02-26-2018, 03:20 PM   #1
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Speaker Upgrade in 2018 Grey Wolf 26DBH

So I've been out exactly two times and I'm pretty sure one of my two built-in factory speakers is blown in my new TT. Has anyone replaced theirs, and if so, I'm interested in recommendations for recplacements (cost, model #, etc...)

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Old 02-26-2018, 03:43 PM   #2
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FIRST check for construction debris in the back of the speaker.
All 3 of my trailers exhibited rattly "blown" speaker sounds.
I pulled the speakers out of the ceiling and found them full of styrofoam beads and saw dust. I vacuumed them clean and then stuck a donut of fiber glass insulation in the hole around the cut out to keep more debris from migrating into the speakers.
It made a HUGE improvement. You can use fiber fill from a craft/sewing store in place of fiberglass.

I bet you'll find the same thing.
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Following, mine are awful too
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Old 02-26-2018, 10:37 PM   #4
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Stock speakers are full range junk.

2306 Speaker Upgrade
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Old 02-27-2018, 03:47 PM   #5
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following.. I am willing to pay a little more to get better quality. I am also interested in weather proof speakers for the exterior that are higher quality since i sit outside most of the time.. too bad Bose does not have exterior speakers that would fit in the existing housings.. I would be upgrading..
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:13 PM   #6
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My factory speakers were junk .went on Amazon got much better speakers for less than a 100$.alot of rv speakers are shallow clearance you can get spacers to size on Amazon also real cheap.they sound great now.
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And yes you need marine speakers
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Old 03-21-2018, 01:58 AM   #8
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avigator,

I just completed an interior sound upgrade in my 2018 Grey Wolf 26RR.

I replaced the awful factory ceiling speakers with Polk Audio 6 inch speakers and I added a Yamaha powered sub.

I had to use a coping saw to enlarge the holes in the ceiling just a bit, but I completed the project in about an hour.

Sound is so much better now. I worked in TV and radio for years and cannot stand poor sound reproduction.

I'll probably upgrade the exterior speakers with better quality marine speakers in a few months. I'll make sure to find a speaker the exact same size as the exterior holes that are already there.

Here are links to what I installed:

https://www.amazon.com/Polk-Audio-Ce...ords=polk+rc6s


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000V7H1FO...l_6uxi4cs7yl_e

Hope this helps.

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Old 03-21-2018, 02:19 AM   #9
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Great idea 🤠
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CT: Did you have to add an amplifier? I would like to upgrade mine as well but am worried the new speakers would be underpowered by the iRV.
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CT: Did you have to add an amplifier? I would like to upgrade mine as well but am worried the new speakers would be underpowered by the iRV.
kdp1897,

I did not have to add an amplifier. I have a Furrion DV 3100 (the original entertainment center unit that came with my 26RR). I believe that it has 26 watts of power and I figured that was enough considering the Yamaha sub is powered. After installation, I was happy and the extra wattage wattage was not necessary at all. Also, I was a bit reluctant to go with more power from an amp - I don't want to be "that guy" at the campground infringing on others' rights to hear the sounds of nature. I sound tested my new system from outside the TT and I know that I don't have to disturb my camping neighbors to hear my much improved sound.
And, when I'm boondocking away from civilization (lol) I can turn it up. It's enough if you feel the need.
Just a heads up: I did have cut/rip a few inches of the foam A/C duct material in the ceiling to make clearance room for the rear ceiling speaker. I simply patched the area with some Gorilla Tape before I installed the new speaker in the slightly larger hole.

Hope this helps.

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