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Old 03-23-2016, 05:41 PM   #1
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Install Sirius tuner & antenna?

After talking with Sirius tech support I just ordered the Sirius SXV300 Connect Vehicle Tuner kit. Supposedly the tuner installs up under the dash & connects to the existing Jensen VX7020A unit, and the antenna has adequate cable length to snake thru to the dash (& maybe up to the entertainment center cabinet?).

Has anyone done this install already? Tips? Advise? Pictures?!?

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Old 03-23-2016, 05:48 PM   #2
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Yea, I did it but opted to have a professional install it. I don't remember exactly how much it cost, but it was well worth it and was reasonable. Of course, I didn't go to the RV dealer, but found a shop that specialized in this sort of thing. It didn't cost much. He put the antenna on top of my Leprechaun, routing the thin wire antenna out the vent over the bunk. No leaks, very hard to see the wire, and excellent reception.
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Old 03-23-2016, 06:33 PM   #3
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My 2015 23R was delivered with Sirius installed
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Old 03-24-2016, 11:49 AM   #4
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Have you tried turning to Channel 1 and seeing if it was there....or checking the room to see if it got sealed over?
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:07 PM   #5
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Install Sirius Tuner & Antenna?

Yes, I did try the system with the preview channel; got error message telling me to check the antenna. Staff at CW Mesa told me the system didn't come with tuner/antenna pre-installed. Confirmed with the Jensen tech rep.
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Old 03-24-2016, 01:17 PM   #6
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Big mistake IMHO. Send it back and get a portable unit. One you can move from place to place. That way you can have sat radio anywhere.
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Old 03-24-2016, 02:18 PM   #7
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Here's another idea, though probably not applicable for a full or near-fulltimer. With my ability to connect my smartphone or iPad to the Jensen via Bluetooth I stream Pandora (paid version allows one to create playlists based on favorite artists), iHeart, NPR, many of my favorite radio stations that stream and even my huge personal music collection via Amazon Prime.

Yes, cell will drop occasionally but then so does the Sirius in my car when driving through mountains. I've found a full day of streaming uses less than a gig of data; which is less expensive the the annual charge for Sirius plus the equipment.

Just another idea.
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That's what we do
Stream off our I phones Amazon prime. Crystal clear. Lucky we are grandfathered in for unlimited data
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"Lucky we are grandfathered in for unlimited data"

Wow, don't ever lose that. Can I be your grandson?
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:33 PM   #10
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I have Sirisus portables in my truck and car. Since we like listening to it while driving in the truck, I pull the one out of the car. I had an extra antenna laying around and keep it in the TT. No extra billing or worrying how many gigs we are using. We use enough just with out computers. When we get rid of one vechile we don't pay the extra money (big bucks imho) having it pre-installed on a new rig.
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