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Old 06-17-2015, 01:27 PM   #1
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Radio instalation

Hi all,
I'm planning to install a car radio/Cd in my Freedom 2270. have never done this before and there is no rough in. No need to say that I have no knowledge either. Tried to find some videos with no success. has anyone done this before?
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:40 PM   #2
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Not familiar with the interior, but is there a large vacant area near the converter? I had a nice area on my 228, just above the detector, water pump and water heater switch, where I mounted my Trimetric battery meter, and the remote display for my PI EMS/Surge protector.
There would have been plenty of room to mount a small radio / CD and the nice part is right behind was the converter, so taping into a 12V circuit would be very easy. Either through a possible empty fused circuit in the converter, or into another 12 volt circuit using an inline fuse to the radio.

The wood is nothing more than very thin paneling. So in my case, I cut the holes for the Trimetric and PI display for the wires, and then where the mounting screws went into the wood to hold the units, I placed 1x1 pieces of wood on the inside. That way the mounted screws went through the thin panel (which would not hold anything) and into the 1x1 wood and clamped the 1x1 to the backside of the panel.
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Old 06-17-2015, 03:22 PM   #3
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Fantastic, thank you! so the trick is to find a location with plenty of room and close to a 12V source. Did you also reinforce the opening around the speakers?
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I didn't install a radio, just giving ideas where it might be mounted on your trailer. But if I was installing speakers, yes, reinforcement would be needed. The paneling in these trailers, is at the most, a quarter inch thick.
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