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Old 02-08-2015, 10:53 PM   #1
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SIRIUS radio add

I'm looking at adding a siruisxm radio dock to my hw276. My pup has a car radio so I'm thinking all I need is the car kit but I would like a remote. Has anyone added this or know is they make a dock with remote?
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Old 02-08-2015, 11:05 PM   #2
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Call Sirius and they sell a radio kit. I purchased mine for 19.95 from them and added it to my MH. The only thing was I had to add that radio to my account. Now my Car and MH both have Sirius wouldn't travel without them...
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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That is a great idea Kinma.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:49 AM   #4
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Ty Vin maker. Yeah we have it for the truck and alot of CG the radio don't come in great. We did use the WiFi at KOA last year but most CG we stay at don't offer wifi.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:09 AM   #5
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I replaced the dash radio in my MH with a XM 'ready' stereo then added a XM tuner kit purchased from Best Buy, this way the XM is controlled through the stereo control knobs no little box to deal with.
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:02 PM   #6
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Batts toys that's what I was thinking of doing but I want to take the xm in my house since it's a pup and not giing to be used alot this year
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Old 02-09-2015, 02:27 PM   #7
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Batts toys that's what I was thinking of doing but I want to take the xm in my house since it's a pup and not giing to be used alot this year
I take and use my XM in the house to use when I do not travel. I had to buy there docking station, I think I bought a rebuilt for 59.00. The only problem is the antenna it has to face south through the window. Other then that to me it wouldn't be cost worthy to me being I do not have it in my cars or my TV. The docking station will run off of D cell batteries or 110 volt. The sound is really pretty good as I was surprised.
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Talking just XM system here, I have no experience with Sirius, so have no idea if the same problems arise.

What do you guys use when camping in the northern states, under large pine trees? I know my vehicles, will lose signal if parked with the trees to the south of the vehicle. (In fact, in my driveway, the two large trees will block my XM signal for a few feet.) I guess it is like a TV satellite system, just move the antenna around to get service.

Thinking of getting a system for my popup. Been using my cell phone connected to some bluetooth speakers, but would also like to listen to the news once in a while.

Do you use a long lead and just move the antenna around the campsite to pick up service?

I know in some large metro areas they have repeaters installed since the satellite cannot be picked up due to large buildings. I used that when living in MI. Don't need that anymore since I have sirius on Dish and it is all fed through the home entertainment system.
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I have never ran into that problem when at a CG with a canopy of tree's over me. My antenna is located in my main slide roof pointing straight up. I even have a topper over that. They do make a extension if you needed to move it. My reception is very good no matter how I'm parked. XM and Sirius are the same it's more of a model then anything else. If you are using the clam type antenna, Then that has to have a clear shot South. At least that is what I have found on mine and have had it for 3 years now installed in my entertainment center, connected to the Concertone. The clam type antenna is only used for the docking speaker system. That has to be south or it will not work as you said, it needs a clear sky.
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Are you camping primarily in the south, and is it XM or Sirius? XM has two active stationary sats and further north you get the lower angle from the antenna to the sat. My experiences in the past six years have been on vehicles, equipped with the larger black tri-antenna mounted on GM vehicles (XM antenna, Onstar voice antenna, and Onstar GPS antenna).

Might not have that problem on a Sirius setup since, I believe, the sat is more over the center of the country and is moving vs. the stationary XM sats in the south.

But all my camping is in ID, MT, WY, CO and sometimes UT. And usually in camping areas surrounded by large pine trees.

For example in my driveway, if I move the truck two feet forward or two feet back, I start getting reception, it is just in a certain area where the two trees align perfectly to kill the signal.

Oh well, I guess I might give it a try, or stay with my cell phone/bluetooth setup and just listen to the news when driving.
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