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Old 07-23-2016, 06:57 PM   #1
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IRV Radio problems..


So what is the latest info on the questionable IRV 33 or 66 radios FR is putting in their trailers.. read a lot of problems with them.. Just got my new 2017 Rockwood 2506S and having problems with the volume control on the outside speakers.. Is there anyone happy with their radio unit ?
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Old 07-23-2016, 10:46 PM   #2
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You have to hold the #3 button down for about 3 seconds in order to adjust the volume outside. I read somewhere on this forum because we couldn't turn ours down! Hope this helps!
PS We are also proud owners of a 2017 Rockwood 2506s! I hope you enjoy yours as much as we are enjoying ours!
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Old 07-24-2016, 08:15 AM   #3
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IRV Radio problems..

I have the irv66 in the living room and the irv34 in the bunk room.

This weekend was the first time out, and we didn't have problems with either.
Son figured out how to get his running and had surround sound while playing XBox.

Only thing that bothers me on the 66 is the display doesn't read exactly right.
For example scrolling through AM/FM it says AM all the time. The A never changes to F on the display.
Doesn't bother me too much, it's just a display/electronic glitch.
I noticed it during the PDI and mentioned it to them. They offered to order a new one, but I figured if everything else worked correctly, I could live with the A/F problem.

Also, the irv app to control the thing works great!
Sitting outside I could change the radio station and adjust the volume. 👍🏻
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"IRV app" - ? Would this only work with the 66 unit, or does it work with the slightly older 33 units?


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Old 07-25-2016, 07:46 AM   #5
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So what is the latest info on the questionable IRV 33 or 66 radios FR is putting in their trailers.. read a lot of problems with them.. Just got my new 2017 Rockwood 2506S and having problems with the volume control on the outside speakers.. Is there anyone happy with their radio unit ?
In your 2017 you should have the IRV34. Hold down button 3 and then you can adjust exterior volume as others have said. After a few seconds it will default back to controlling zones 1 and 2. You can also have a different source on zone 3 such as FM while you have something else playing inside such as a CD.

Believe it or not they sell these pieces of junk for $399 at Crutchfield . But it was also the same when they sold Jensens. I guess since its made to be RV specific that justifies over pricing.

It will sound a lot better if you verify all the speaker wiring is done correctly. More often than not they'll have it wired wrong. They do some idiotic things like have one speaker on zone 1 left channel and another on zone 2 left channel............ They typically pay no attention to polarity either. When I say it will sound better take that with a grain of salt. You would be hard pressed to find speakers that are cheaper and lower quality than what they use. You would have to work at it.
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"IRV app" - ? Would this only work with the 66 unit, or does it work with the slightly older 33 units?


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Not sure about the 33 units, but I know for sure it works with the 34 and 66.
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In your 2017 you should have the IRV34.
Maybe not. My 2017 has the 66.
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Maybe not. My 2017 has the 66.
The 2506S is a Mini Lite and will have the 34, or possibly the 33, depending on its actual build date.

As far as what one our Roo was built mid April and came with the 34. A friends built early April had the 33.
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Ok.. thx guys for the info.. I did make the outside speaker volume work by holding down the #3 button.. And yes, mine is a 34

Next question, Can't figure out how to play a DVD.. TV says no signal..pushed every button on both remotes.. sounds like an "input" problem.. I assume all the proper cables are hooked up from the factory..
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Ok.. thx guys for the info.. I did make the outside speaker volume work by holding down the #3 button.. And yes, mine is a 34

Next question, Can't figure out how to play a DVD.. TV says no signal..pushed every button on both remotes.. sounds like an "input" problem.. I assume all the proper cables are hooked up from the factory..


On mine, you have to switch the "Source" via the TV remote to either HDMI or one of the other ones (can't remember exactly - but there are only 4 choices: TV, PC, HDMI and something else).



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