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Old 07-07-2016, 01:28 PM   #21
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I am curious - when you use Sirius (or pandora or whatever) what sort of data usage are you guys experiencing?


I had a buddy tell me he figured Pandora (online music streaming) was about 40mb per hour. I'd guess that Sirius is about the same.
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Old 07-07-2016, 01:50 PM   #22
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We have the full Sirius XM setup; portable speaker system, home system, auto system. In the motorhome, I placed the antenna 'puck' in the motorhome's center ceiling vent. This way, I'm never in a location where I can't receive the signal (unless I'm going through a tunnel, or parked along a tall building!).

I cranked the vent open, went atop the roof, and fed the antenna's connection end in and through the small hole the crank is centered in. The antenna is magnetic, and I simply attached it to the steel support brace that runs down the middle of the vent. I fed the wire across the ceiling, and using Command Strip products, routed the wire over to the cabinet wall and down to the Sirius receiver.

We have one receiver, and simply take it with us, along with the remote, between house and motorhome. The Aux cable is routed in a similar manner, and is out of sight except where it feeds into the aux port -- about 6" of cable shows, so no big deal.

In over 7,500 miles of mixed roads, the magnetic puck end has never moved, and we never have to worry about reception. We have Fantastic fans on each end of the motorhome, and never use the center vent, so for us it's a perfect location.
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Old 07-07-2016, 02:30 PM   #23
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Just got back from Dallas to Elkhart for warranty work run and Bluetoothed Sirius through my Bose all the way up and back as well as at campground outside. No blackouts or problems under bridges or anywhere that way as you don't need to worry about wires or antenna
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Old 07-14-2016, 03:08 PM   #24
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I attached my antenna to the TV mast ran the wire inside the slider rubber through the slider under the carpet to the dash to sat receiver. Jim
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Old 07-14-2016, 04:16 PM   #25
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I have had sat radio for years and have it up a few months ago. I got sick of the same music over and over. I use Pandora now and so far I do not mis the Sat radio at all. I do need to plug into the front and that leave a wire hanging. Is there a way to use BT on our radios? I have a 2011 so it's old technology. Any ideas. Oh and it's free!
They make BT adapters that plug into the aux input:

https://www.amazon.com/GOgroove-SMAR.../dp/B008XMV05G
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Old 07-15-2016, 05:02 AM   #26
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Beware that you will use alot of data - increase in cellphone bill. We just called and added it to our account for $5 a month.
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Old 07-15-2016, 06:42 PM   #27
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we never listen to the radio while underway, don't want to take a chance hubby doesn't hear me back seat driving!!! (LOL)
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Old 07-15-2016, 07:49 PM   #28
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I can't imagine him not being able to hear you even with the music turned up.



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Old 07-15-2016, 08:03 PM   #29
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I have it in my truck really like it. Got it on special deal $26. I think for 5 months. Tried to use the app on my phone so I could Bluetooth to the trailer but they want some ridiculous amount of $ for it to work on my my phone as an add on. ??
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We listen to books on tape.... I have dozens of them.....


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Old 07-15-2016, 10:22 PM   #31
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I can't imagine him not being able to hear you even with the music turned up.
Karen, do you want to borrow my poo shooter at Gosen?


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Old 07-16-2016, 05:07 AM   #32
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Karen, do you want to borrow my poo shooter at Gosen?


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Wow I better watch my back.



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Old 07-19-2016, 03:54 PM   #34
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We listen to books on tape.... I have dozens of them.....


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Tape? TAPE?! what is this ancient medium you speak of?

(We like to listen to them as well...fortunately or reading tastes are similar )
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Karen, do you want to borrow my poo shooter at Gosen?
Rich,

A am SO parking you verrrry far away from me
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OK.... OK.... Audiobooks.... Books on CD ....


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