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Old 06-11-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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XM Radio

I have a 2010 8316ss and it has the xm radio. I currently have xm in my truck and know how it works but not sure how it works in the trailer. What settings do you use?? Any help would be great!
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Old 06-11-2010, 09:15 PM   #2
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Each radio has its own ID number that has to be activated. Is your truck a factory radio with XM or does it have a docking station? I switch my XM between my car and camper. but if yours is a factory XM in your truck then you will have to get the camper radio activated which will costs more money
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The unit in my truck is different from the unit in the trailer. I am aware of the extra costs and still willing to proceed but am unsure how to get the unit ID number and what setting on the stereo to get the sound. The unit in my truck was far easier to learn than the trailer unit...
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I think you go to station XM 1 for the ID. That is where it is on my car, which is a factory unit. But I think they are all the same.
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:24 PM   #5
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I was lucky because the factory left the box the XM radio came in, so I just used the docking station from the box and put it in my car so the XM radio will fit in both camper and car, all I have to do is switch them out. and yes its station 1 for ID number. Its too bad you cant use same radio, its a shame to have to pay for 2 radio service
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You need to call XM. They will activate it for you. The 2nd radio will be cheaper. My wife got XM first and when I got it in my truck, I got on the family plan and mine is cheaper. I have it on my computer as well. I think that is 2 bucks a month.
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Old 06-17-2010, 10:49 AM   #7
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Here is the USA XM activation phone # - 1 800 967 2346, if you are in Canada it is: 1 877 438 9677. You will need the XM Radio ID number at hand to give them.

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Well to be fair

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I was lucky because the factory left the box the XM radio came in, so I just used the docking station from the box and put it in my car so the XM radio will fit in both camper and car, all I have to do is switch them out. and yes its station 1 for ID number. Its too bad you cant use same radio, its a shame to have to pay for 2 radio service

They are two radios.

You can listen to one in the truck and your DW can listen to the one in the car at the same time.

My issue was I had one Sirius and one XM. They would not allow me to combine subscriptions for the savings. Booo
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The unit in my truck is different from the unit in the trailer. I am aware of the extra costs and still willing to proceed but am unsure how to get the unit ID number and what setting on the stereo to get the sound. The unit in my truck was far easier to learn than the trailer unit...
On mine the radio ID displays as soon as I turn it on.

Playing the radio involves a combination of setting the stereo head unit to the correct band and setting the function switch on the wall plate to play XM radio.
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Old 06-17-2010, 11:49 AM   #10
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I figured it out

by trial and error.

I taped the settings to the radio so I could remember what setting was the TV output and what was the XM output.
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I have one in each of our vehicles, and there is no charge for accessing it on my computer. So if a campground has wifi, I can get XM online and plug the computer into the auxiliary jack on the Concertone.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:14 PM   #12
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Lightbulb Great idea!

If your car has an XM external radio then a "home kit" would work in your camper too.

From your post I assume both your vehicles has XM permenantly installed in the radios and can't be removed.
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:51 PM   #13
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I'm thinking about satellite radio to share between the car, the truck and the camper...any suggestions which one I should get and what accessories I'll need?
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:39 PM   #14
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Content is everything

Look at the basic lineup online for each service and decide.

There is a "Best of" modification to the basic plan that provides content from both flavors of radio. It is extra and not worth it IMO.

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I really enjoy my satelite radio even more now that I can use it my camper and my car,, 7769, I had your problem, a Sirius in my car and xm in my new camper, I switched to XM because it fits the docking station in my camper and in my truck. to masonga you will need 3 docking stations one for each vehicle but you can use the same receiver just switch between vehicles
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I really enjoy my satelite radio even more now that I can use it my camper and my car,, 7769, I had your problem, a Sirius in my car and xm in my new camper, I switched to XM because it fits the docking station in my camper and in my truck. to masonga you will need 3 docking stations one for each vehicle but you can use the same receiver just switch between vehicles

Wondering which receiver everyone recommends?
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It really comes down to bells and whistles... you can get a plain one fairly cheap and then the more features the more cost.. I had one with all the bells and whistles but it was stolen and I replaced it with a cheaper version and I actually like it better,, the other one had features I never used. but best bet is go online to the website and all the different plans and radios will be there
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Old 06-21-2010, 07:19 PM   #18
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If you have an IPhone you can get XM or Sirius on it. I just use the earphone jack and plug it into any AUX input and I have satelite Radio... Car Truck HTT and the Boat..... It is a subscription but very inexpensive.
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No iPhone

But am researching radios on the XM website...is there a difference between Sirius and XM, and os one better than the other?
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But am researching radios on the XM website...is there a difference between Sirius and XM, and os one better than the other?
Sirius has some unique content. XM has unique content.

BOTH have the same music channels so that will not be the determiner.

Sirius has Howard Stern and NASCAR.
XM has more sports.

Reception is spotty for both on the both coasts due to satellite location.
Some cities have terrestrial repeaters to help.

In the end, only you can decide which carries what you want to listen to.
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