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Old 05-04-2015, 09:57 AM   #11
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Congrats on the new trailer! I have the IRV66 and during the PDI was told that the TV uses its own speakers. It is not wired to go through the radio. Only the DVD, radio and Bluetooth functions actually use the surround sound. If you hear different than that then let us know. I'll be making a service call in that. As for the performance of the radio, I find that the sound skips when playing a DVD. It works great for the radio and Bluetooth functions.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:34 AM   #12
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Doesn't sound like the IRV entertainment system is any better then the Genesis. At least the Genesis go's through your TV speaker system. Only Problem I still have with 3.0 is that it will not read a SD card it will read a USB 8 gb. Bob Fields who use to be there rep said if it will read your USB it will read your SD card. Well it don't. I have to download to my computer then install them on the thumb drive. The USB will play music or show pictures. I was hoping that the IRV system was better then what I have read on this thread. I think he is there Rep now, you might want to PM him.
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Old 05-04-2015, 10:41 AM   #13
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Just after my post here, the dealer called and told me our 8528IKWS just arrived. We went and checked it out, but do to both the dealers schedule and ours it will be a couple of weeks before we get it. DW and I excited to see it.
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Seems strange to me that the TV is not setup to go through the iRV66. It is certainly not a capability issue. These units usually have an RVA cable FROM the TV to the iRV66 if not, you can add easily enough. I'd check the back of the TV to see if there is an extra cable there that may not have gotten hooked up.



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Congrats on the new trailer! I have the IRV66 and during the PDI was told that the TV uses its own speakers. It is not wired to go through the radio. Only the DVD, radio and Bluetooth functions actually use the surround sound. If you hear different than that then let us know. I'll be making a service call in that. As for the performance of the radio, I find that the sound skips when playing a DVD. It works great for the radio and Bluetooth functions.
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Sorry I am been pretty busy getting RVTronics.com up and running and did not realize I missed you were still having an issue.

From what I read below, you can use a USB drive but not an SD card, is that right?

If so, the SD card reader may be bad but that is extremely rare. Not impossible, just rare.

That said, what I meant to say regarding both the SD card and the USB drive is that they both use the same software to process (same menu, etc). Obviously they have their own hardware readers.

If your USB is operating correctly, then your SD Card "should" as well. If not, you could have your dealer replace under warranty.

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Doesn't sound like the IRV entertainment system is any better then the Genesis. At least the Genesis go's through your TV speaker system. Only Problem I still have with 3.0 is that it will not read a SD card it will read a USB 8 gb. Bob Fields who use to be there rep said if it will read your USB it will read your SD card. Well it don't. I have to download to my computer then install them on the thumb drive. The USB will play music or show pictures. I was hoping that the IRV system was better then what I have read on this thread. I think he is there Rep now, you might want to PM him.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:44 AM   #16
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Congrats on your new 8528ikws! We bought the same one last fall and have logged about 10,000 miles so far and heading for AK in about two weeks from NEPA. Already had Genesis replaced with irv66----not much better with sound skipping and volume control. In process of replacing China bombs with marathons. Heater hose to living room was replaced. We're actually very happy with the unit------happy trails!


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Old 05-05-2015, 01:54 PM   #17
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Sorry I am been pretty busy getting RVTronics.com up and running and did not realize I missed you were still having an issue.

From what I read below, you can use a USB drive but not an SD card, is that right?

If so, the SD card reader may be bad but that is extremely rare. Not impossible, just rare.

That said, what I meant to say regarding both the SD card and the USB drive is that they both use the same software to process (same menu, etc). Obviously they have their own hardware readers.

If your USB is operating correctly, then your SD Card "should" as well. If not, you could have your dealer replace under warranty.

I don't work for iRV directly buy sell their systems online and to other retailers for resale.

I am here if I can help.
My unit is 4 years old Bob, and I can live without the SD card working I just have to do the extra step. I was hopeing that the IRV would be better, but it's electronics and all have slight problems. I might be one of the few that really like the Gen. 3.0 I have surround sound and HDMI hooked up plus I added the other optic cable. I also added 6" speakers outside which helps to keep the volume the same inside and out. I'm really pretty happy with it. Thanks for all the help you have given me.
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:32 PM   #18
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Our 8528BHSS doesn't have the heat vent either. And it doesn't really nee it, as it's the highest and the warmest in th RV. Have a great time we do and will too.
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Old 05-09-2015, 10:04 PM   #19
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I have a 8528RKWS being built. What is the ref fan issue? I am surprise and disappointed that Forest River is still installing radios with known issues.

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Looks like we have almost identical set ups, including the truck. There should be a hot air vent in the bathroom wall at the foot of the bed. With it and the floor one in front of the bathroom, you'll likely be too warm.
Keep a close check on tires as the factory supplied ones aren't much good. Our unit is less than two years old and already I'm replacing them.
Gimme Shelter has treated us well but we are too far away for some issues.
If you haven't thought of it, go to the FROG rally in Goshen, IN. Lots of fun and factory techs will deal with issues that you request help with.
Your refrigerator fan likely sounds like a huge mosquito. When we were at Goshen, Domestic replaced ours with a larger one mounted at the bottom rather than near the top. We can still hear it but it's not as aggravating.
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