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Old 03-10-2016, 02:23 PM   #1
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Hello all,

Just purchased my first RV, Rockwood 2504s....my DW wanted our family to give it a try. My 5 & 2 year old are so excited, they've already loaded their respective bunks with sleeping bags, toys & flashlights!

In the meantime, I'm learning all their is to know about this thing. One question I have is the use of the radio/entertainment center. The radio speakers have "3" modes. 1&2 are interior speakers & mode 3 switches to the outside speakers. However the interior speakers don't turn off. Since the exterior speakers require much more "juice", the interior speakers are so loud you can't be in there. Is this correct?

Appreciate any insight & thanks in advance.
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Old 03-10-2016, 04:23 PM   #2
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Typically you should be able to turn off the interior speakers and the exterior speakers.If your system is a IRV-33 or 66 they did have a problem with not being able to turn down the volume to a listenable level.Thank goodness for warranty.
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Old 03-10-2016, 08:16 PM   #3
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Ugh, I was afraid you were gonna say that. My dealer is 4 hours away....I know, buy local, but couldn't find a 2504s that I wanted locally. Guess I'll give them a call tomorrow. Thank you for the response
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:58 AM   #4
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Use the search for more info. We had the same problem, more or less, and I found the guy who sells them/ provides them for Forest River. (I can't remember where it is in the forum; maybe try iRV33 or whatever it is) My wife called him up, he asked for a credit card number, which is understandable, and sent a new unit out the same day. No charge. Got it 3 days later. Easy switch out, too. Didn't even have to go through the dealer.
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The guy you want to contact is Todd Eash from Patrick Industries, their located in Elkhart In. A google search will get you their phone number.He will take care of you.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:05 AM   #6
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They also seem to get wired incorrectly at the factory quite often. What you may find is zone 1 left channel is wired to one interior speaker, zone 2 left channel is wired to the other interior speaker, both exterior speakers may be wired both to either the left or right channel of zone 3, or any other combination of the above. If you search you'll find recent threads on the subject and the wiring incorrectly issue go's back years to when they were using the Concertone stuff, before the IRV. I have corrected the wiring on at least a dozen Rockwood/Flagstaff products since 2011 or so. Why they have never resolved the incorrect wiring is beyond me.
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You should be able to activate or deactivate each set of speakers in any combination of on/off that you choose. Its convenient (especially with children in the bunks) to turn off the speakers at the bunk end and use the speakers at the murphy bed end at night, for example. With that being said, I have noticed that there is a difference in volume between inside and out. Having it set at a comfortable level inside means you cant really hear it outside. I simply assumed it was because inside is an enclosed space, and outside is so large. So I think that aspect is functioning correctly. But the inability to isolate the radio to only outside speakers isn't correct functionality. Hope you get it figured out
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:36 AM   #8
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We are taking our 2503s to the dealer today for a couple warranty radio problems. This dealer is not the one we bought from but, they service lots of brands.
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Appreciate everyone's responses. I've spoken with my dealer & they said they have also been having issues with iRV33. Told me to send them the serial number & they'll either mail me a new one or have a tech come to my house & install a new one. A little disappointing if FR knows these are junk they haven't found a replacement model....Anyways I hope it turns out to be that easy, I'll keep my fingers crossed.
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A little disappointing if FR knows these are junk they haven't found a replacement model....
They haven't found a replacement model that costs less. That's the problem.
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