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Old 03-24-2015, 07:53 PM   #1
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Radio too loud

Just picked up our new WS8289. I was checking out the radio which is a iRV 66 and tried to adjust the volume down. On the lowest setting it is still too loud for our liking. Is this a common problem or is it our radio?
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:42 PM   #2
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I have a rockwood 8282 and haven't had that issue. But my outside speakers aren't loud enough.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:40 PM   #3
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Our 2014 8289 is fine...must be a faulty volume control.
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Old 03-24-2015, 10:14 PM   #4
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This radio has a lot of people unhappy. On the tech forum there are several people complaining. My Flagstaff is at the dealer right now for this problem plus others. It has to be up very loud to work. On low volume no sound, midway then the speakers cut in and out. Mine also plays CDs and DVDs too fast.

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Old 03-24-2015, 10:24 PM   #5
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Thanks for the link to the other thread. Just picked mine up today guess I call the dealer tomorrow.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:48 AM   #6
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Ours is new and from 0-8 on the volume control there is no sound. How is the radio reception? We have a radio station 6 miles away and barely get it in let alone clearly.
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I believe that this radio has so many problems that Forest River does not know what to do. It appears that every camper built in the last 4 months that has a IRV radio has problems. Some have reported they are on their 3rd radio and still have problems. Hopefully Forest River can get this fixed or a suitable replacement.
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Old 03-25-2015, 04:21 PM   #8
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Ours is new and from 0-8 on the volume control there is no sound. How is the radio reception? We have a radio station 6 miles away and barely get it in let alone clearly.

There is a thread on the forum by Rodeogeorge on how he hooked into the tv antenna for better reception. Sounds like there are lots of problems with this radio.
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Old 04-01-2015, 04:26 PM   #9
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Contacted the dealer and they are going to order me a new radio. I can then take mine out and exchange. They said don't be surprised if the new one does the same thing as the company is still working on the solution. Wonder how long it takes them as there is a thread a year old about the same problems.
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Hi Guys,

While this will continue to be a challenge for those affected, they have resolved the issue and all replacements going forward will correct the issues. The makers of the iRV are great people who stand behind their products and while it may take a bit of time for the information to filter to all the dealers, they definitely have this under control.

As you know FR builds a lot of TTs in a short period of time that ship all over the country so a challenge like this can have a life span that is artificially extended as units are on lots waiting to be purchased.

Please feel free to PM, email or call me for additional information. I will tell you what I can, but please know I do not work for (but with) the manufacturer (announcement to follow). As mentioned I do know they are good people and we all know that FR is full of good people as well. All stand behind their products!
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