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Old 06-05-2015, 09:13 AM   #11
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I am trying to decide between purchasing the Wildwood x lite 195bhs vs the Cherokee wolf pup 16bhs. One major difference is the wolf pup is pre wired for solar panels, as well as has outdoor speakers.
Can anyone tell me how difficult these things would be to add onto the wildwood? The outdoor speakers are most important to me although I would like to know what being prepared wired for solar is even worth. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!
You would have to add some kinda of spacer to the speaker. Remember that the walls are only 2" thick, any speaker that isn't made like a Concertone would stick into the trailer. Mine came with 4", I added 6" just had to cut the whole bigger. Easy to do. Last year at the rally I bought 2 jensens to replace mine and they said FR would install them. When FR seen what jensen sold me they told me unless I wanted them through the interior wall they couldn't do it. Has nothing to do with a warranty but the 2" wall.... If your unit comes with the Genisis 3.0 it has bluetooth, which is the best way to go. I do not know about the IRV system they are now putting in.
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:32 AM   #12
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By the time you buy decent weather proof speakers and covers and run wiring you could just as easily get a set of bluetooth speakers ( hundreds to choose from in all price ranges) then add a transmitter (<$25.00) to the RV stereo .
Example here: Universal Mini Bluetooth Transmitter with 3.5mm Headphone Input - Newegg.com

Advantage this can be use at home as well.

Trailer walls are full of wiring and you never know what is behind the hole you are cutting.

Don't believe the Bluetooth is most receivers has transmit capability.
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:46 AM   #13
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I go camping to enjoy the peace and quiet and to get away and listen to the music nature provides. Why would anyone subject others to their taste in music, unless it could only be heard by them only (maybe using earphones). The dealers sell everything and anything to make a profit and forget what camping is supposed to be.
I may be out of line but I mean no disrespect but everyone has their own definition of camping and everyone has different tastes. I understand and appreciate your definition, I camp in various different ways, boondocking, parks, peoples ranches, as well as I use my TT for tailgating too, I like my music and outside speakers, I do not use them to annoy anyone else. I am sure some do.

The point is camping is what you want it to be......

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I got a Bose SoundLink that I pair with my iPhone. Great sound and lasts all day on a charge. I place it near me so I can listen to my music, and nobody else has to....

I haven't used trailer speakers since. They don't sound as good, anyway.
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Old 06-05-2015, 10:10 AM   #15
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By the time you buy decent weather proof speakers and covers and run wiring you could just as easily get a set of bluetooth speakers ( hundreds to choose from in all price ranges) then add a transmitter (<$25.00) to the RV stereo .
Example here: Universal Mini Bluetooth Transmitter with 3.5mm Headphone Input - Newegg.com

Advantage this can be use at home as well.

Trailer walls are full of wiring and you never know what is behind the hole you are cutting.

Don't believe the Bluetooth is most receivers has transmit capability.
Flybob, I don't know that much about bluetooth, but it can be used as a phone doesn't that mean it transmits? I had my phone hooked to it and when it rang it was so confusing to me that I took it off. If my radio was on or DVD or something everything would quit. and then only the phone through the system works. Just a question,...
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Correct, I had my phone connected to BT speakers once when it started to ring at full volume.
Always a good idea to mute the phone ringer when on Bluetooth.
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I go camping to enjoy the peace and quiet and to get away and listen to the music nature provides. Why would anyone subject others to their taste in music, unless it could only be heard by them only (maybe using earphones). The dealers sell everything and anything to make a profit and forget what camping is supposed to be.
While I would generally agree with you, I'm also a music lover and a song writer and I enjoy listening to my music whether in my vehicle, RV or home. Having said that, I don't blare my music when at a camp ground and keep it quite low -- mainly when we're sitting for a meal at the picnic table or sitting around watching the kids splash on the beach. I find it rude to have it beyond a small circumference ear shot.

I like quite and solitude too, but at campgrounds, well, there's no such thing. Only when boondocking in my experience... and when boondocking, I will play my music about the same -- within earshot.
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Love my UE Boom 360 speaker. It's expensive, but portable and quite nice. Bluetooth on it has reach of about 50', which is plenty of distance from my iPhone. Amazon.com: UE BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black: Computers & Accessories
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Bluetooth is actually a small low power radio interface. A bluetooth device can have both a transmitter and a receiver or just one of those implemented. One of the devices must be set up as a host that can discover and initiate a pair with the other. Your smart phone is set up as a host. Most of the DVD players/receivers are not set up as a host and most remote speakers are not set up as a host. Therefore there is no way to pair a remote speaker with the RV radio. The transmitter ( or similar) is set up to act as a host.
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I recently picked up a 2015 195bh. I wish it had the outdoor speakers as well. The entertainment system did not have bluetooth either. I did look at a 2016, that unit's system did have bluetooth. A portable speaker would be perfect with that unit.
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