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Old 08-19-2016, 02:38 PM   #1
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Speakers on newer Roo Hybrids

This is a specific question for owners of the newer models of Roo Hybrids.

We all know the sound system on these models is badly connected with only one speaker for the right channel and one on the left channel.
As anyone added an extra speaker on each channel, and how hard was it to fish the wires !Thanks
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Old 08-22-2016, 03:40 PM   #2
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I'll rephrase my question: As anyone ever fish wires to connect additional speakers and how hard was it!

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Old 08-22-2016, 05:06 PM   #3
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Not yet but my husband wants to do this too. The horrible mono sound is killing us. We are torn though between that and just using our awesome portable Bluetooth speaker(s) instead.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:05 PM   #4
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Not yet but my husband wants to do this too. The horrible mono sound is killing us. We are torn though between that and just using our awesome portable Bluetooth speaker(s) instead.
We do use our bluetooth speaker too, but upgrading the speaker system in the RV won't hurt the resale later.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:29 PM   #5
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You should not have to run new wires to fix the speaker hookup in your Roo. All you need to do is re-do the connections on the plug on the back of the radio in your camper. I redone mine by taking out the switch panel to gain access to the plug for the speakers which is mounted to the side of the radio actually. I had tried to remove the radio itself to do this but it did not want to come through the opening because of the plug for the speakers being on the side. We have a 23IKSS and the radio is to the right of the switch panel so it worked out doing it that way. I just had to reach back to the plug and unplug it. There is a little catch that locks it in that needs to be pressed. The owners manual for the radio shows what color wire on the plug should be which channel (right & left) and which ones are for A B & C. Each speaker in the camper comes back to the radio on its own wire. In our Roo I added a set of speakers below the cabinet above the couch. That way when we are watching TV later at night we are sitting right below these speakers and we can turn the volume down lower so it does not bother our neighbors in the campground.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:10 AM   #6
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You should not have to run new wires to fix the speaker hookup in your Roo. All you need to do is re-do the connections on the plug on the back of the radio in your camper. I redone mine by taking out the switch panel to gain access to the plug for the speakers which is mounted to the side of the radio actually. I had tried to remove the radio itself to do this but it did not want to come through the opening because of the plug for the speakers being on the side. We have a 23IKSS and the radio is to the right of the switch panel so it worked out doing it that way. I just had to reach back to the plug and unplug it. There is a little catch that locks it in that needs to be pressed. The owners manual for the radio shows what color wire on the plug should be which channel (right & left) and which ones are for A B & C. Each speaker in the camper comes back to the radio on its own wire. In our Roo I added a set of speakers below the cabinet above the couch. That way when we are watching TV later at night we are sitting right below these speakers and we can turn the volume down lower so it does not bother our neighbors in the campground.
My radio comes out easily, but my initial question was how it was to fish or bring wires to a location where you want to add speakers.
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Old 08-30-2016, 12:14 PM   #7
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That would depend on where you want your new speakers to be. I'm sure some places are much easier than others.
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Old 08-30-2016, 01:38 PM   #8
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I replaced the speaker in my 23IKS with new ceiling mounted ones from Monoprice.com. Big improvement in sound! I added new speaker to my previous Roo 19 which was easy. It really depends on the Roo you have and where you are trying to locate the speakers.
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I replaced the speaker in my 23IKS with new ceiling mounted ones from Monoprice.com. Big improvement in sound! I added new speaker to my previous Roo 19 which was easy. It really depends on the Roo you have and where you are trying to locate the speakers.
We have a 23ws. One of the speaker is on the ceiling near where the entertainment center is. I want to add another speaker toward the front.....and that would be channel A.
The other speaker I have is under the cabinet (right side) over the table area, and I want to add another speaker there (Left side)....channel B.
How easy is it to bring wires in those places....especially the ceiling!
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We have a 23ws. One of the speaker is on the ceiling near where the entertainment center is. I want to add another speaker toward the front.....and that would be channel A.
The other speaker I have is under the cabinet (right side) over the table area, and I want to add another speaker there (Left side)....channel B.
How easy is it to bring wires in those places....especially the ceiling!
This is a bit of a problem with your floor plan. The entertainment center is landlocked in the middle of the trailer. Certainly there is a channel in the foam roof to the speaker closest the front of the unit. You may be able to run wires there and then create a hole in this insulation to the front to run the wires. Here is a picture showing the roof construction.
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