Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-12-2019, 11:11 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 18
Furrion Am/Fm radio

I'm not young nor a tech giant. But I'm a MEP contractor long since retired and I'd have thought that operating a simple AM/FM Furrion Radio would be a snap.


All of my vehicles had AM/FM radios and I never had any problem with any of them.


This thing won't pick up any AM stations, isn't loud enough, outside and inside speakers are linked and I have no idea how to stop the outside speakers from working or to have only them work if needed.


Even Furrion can't help.


Any of you have a radio that works really well and is not Furrion junk?


I'm just going to have to go to a Boom Box!!!!!!!!!!!! if I can't get something that is simple and works 'every time'


Doc
__________________

DocHaley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 08:31 AM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 7
I had issues with mine and after hours of tracking down wires to make sure all were connected , my son asked me if I tried to just RESET the radio. RESET? So he looked up how to do a reset and it was as simple as holding the power button in for a few seconds. All my speakers came back to life and the A / B buttons worked again for inside and outside speakers.
__________________

Bersa45 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 10:07 AM   #3
DaveAlb
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Yankton, SD
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bersa45 View Post
I had issues with mine and after hours of tracking down wires to make sure all were connected , my son asked me if I tried to just RESET the radio. RESET? So he looked up how to do a reset and it was as simple as holding the power button in for a few seconds. All my speakers came back to life and the A / B buttons worked again for inside and outside speakers.


Cheap fix...awesome!
DaveAlb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 05:05 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 18
Mine was a bad install/product.

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveAlb View Post
Cheap fix...awesome!

Tried it all.

In the end the actual radio female plug for the antenna was bad.
You could put in the male end of the antenna (the one coming from some outside place) and slowly wiggle it around and you'd find a place where the sound was great.
Just could not keep it in that place.


Was told by dealer there was no warranty on the radio, replace it. And the SOB offered to sell me another Furrion!


I'm staying with the Bose I bought to remedy this issue. It's sound is just great. I put it in the kitchen window facing out if I want it outside while at the camp fire.


CYa
Doc
DocHaley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 05:39 PM   #5
Trailer Park Supervisor
 
NJKris's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Northern NJ
Posts: 3,214
The Furrion I have is garbage, doesn't even output stereo. If you have one like my original DV7100, you had to use the balance control to switch from inside speakers to outside speaker. Yes speaker. They only mounted one! Probably because they realized, why bother, the Furrion isn't even stereo!
__________________
2019 Rockwood Geo Pro G19FD w/off road package
2015 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab 4x4 V8
NJKris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 05:46 PM   #6
Pickin', Campin', Mason
 
5picker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: South Western PA
Posts: 11,905
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocHaley View Post
Tried it all.

In the end the actual radio female plug for the antenna was bad.
You could put in the male end of the antenna (the one coming from some outside place) and slowly wiggle it around and you'd find a place where the sound was great.
Just could not keep it in that place.


Was told by dealer there was no warranty on the radio, replace it. And the SOB offered to sell me another Furrion!


I'm staying with the Bose I bought to remedy this issue. It's sound is just great. I put it in the kitchen window facing out if I want it outside while at the camp fire.


CYa
Doc
Not that it matters now but your dealer gave you bad information saying the radio isn't covered under warranty. That is simply incorrect.
__________________
_________________________________________
2016 Flagstaff 8529IKBS Diamond Package 5th Wheel-Goodyear Endurance Tires
2017 Ford F-Series SCREW 4x4 - Factory Puck B&W Companion
TST Tire Monitor w/Repeater - Sinemate 3500w Gen.

Days Camped: '17=30 '18=51 '19=58 '20=83
5picker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 05:59 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 1,194
The Furrion AM/FM would not receive anything in my TT.
I removed the radio and noticed the antenna jack on the back was plugged into a coax adaptor.
I got rid of that and installed an automotive style spring base antenna on the roof just above the radio.
It works perfect now.
__________________
2018 Ram 2500 Tradesman, CTD/CC/SB/4X4/Equalizer WDH
2019 Forest River Surveyor Legend 19BHLE
upflying is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 07:39 PM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 18
I agree but arguing with them???

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5picker View Post
Not that it matters now but your dealer gave you bad information saying the radio isn't covered under warranty. That is simply incorrect.

I agree but arguing with them is a waste of time. I told them I'd bring it in and let them test it out and hook it up and so on but they said no. No warranty. The travel trailer was a year old.


The Bose sounds so nice.


FunTownRV is really not a top shelf dealer. They actually lied to me at closing and told me I could not get the previous owners address or contact info because it was illegal in Texas. Later to find out this is not true.


Must have been something up with a unit sold and returned within a year and then sold to me with a radio problem, water heater problem, roof leak, wall issue in shower that is confusing to understand and others items.


But I like Forest River products.

I will not return to such a sham group like FunTownRV ever again. The owner of the Dallas one was claiming he'd own all of them in Texas soon.


So be careful to remember that if the same person owns all of them, then the same shoddy service I have had from the Dallas outlet will no doubt run through the other outlets.


I'll ask Forest River who to buy from next time.


Cya
Doc
DocHaley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2020, 08:15 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 34
I saw a TH in FunTown RV Cleburne and I am dealing with them.

Doc, Did you purchased there? I see there is one in Dallas, one in Denton.

Thanks
vdelgadillo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 03:08 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 18
There are so many others to choose from first.

I can only tell you that yes I bought from the Dallas FunTownRV outlet. There are nearly 11 in Texas/Oklahoma.

I don't know if the Dallas one owns any/many of the others but it was told to me that they'd soon own all of them by that outlets son who was the one that lied to me at closing, so the problem may be throughout all of them if not now, then sooner or later.


I'm going direct to Forest River next time and am going to ask for a referral for the dealership I buy from. Someone with in house rave reviews. That way I have FR in the loop if the dealer does not do the right thing.


Just out right lying is not the way to start off with a new customer. And, that's exactly what they did. Just out right lied.


A one year TT is not expected to have these issues and certainly not hidden from the buyer.



It's not a bank breaker it's just a real hassle to look back and see the mistake I made trusting them.


Live and learn, share the experience with others.


The last 4 days has shown me why the dealer or mfg poorly applied silicone to all vertical and horizontal seams in the shower area. I have what appears as a small drip leak in the shower ceiling. Someone put a very small hole in it, much like an ice pick would make, and it drips out of it slowly. I'll be up on the roof as soon as it stops raining here in the north Texas area and see what's up.


Really really sad to be this poor of a dealer in my opinion.



Doc
DocHaley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2020, 03:10 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Posts: 18
Yup

Quote:
Originally Posted by 5picker View Post
Not that it matters now but your dealer gave you bad information saying the radio isn't covered under warranty. That is simply incorrect.

Yes, this dealer, FunTownRV did indeed give me many many many bits of misinformation, lies are what I call them.


Buyer beware of this outlet or for that matter all FunTownRV outlets.


They cannot at this point be trusted.


CYa
Doc
DocHaley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2020, 08:34 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 34
I bought the TH at FunTown RV Cleburne

I have to say it, it was very easy to buy it.

No pressure... well i was already sold before getting there.
No "obligation" to purchase gap, extended service, etc.

Got a free Husky hitch weight dist - sway bar

I asked and they told me that it is indeed 1 owner of all the FunTown RVs dealers, they talked highly of the owner.

They took their time to explain what is under "limited" warranty and what is not.

I am from 350 miles away and I hope (knock on wood) that i will never have to go back to do a "claim" maybe to do an upgrade but so far I am really pleased with what I bought, just enough for the wife and the toys (motorcycles).

I only connected the bluetooth, worked and play some music.

Hope you can fix your issues soon Doc.
__________________
2020 Wildwood 260RTX
2018 Ram 2500 Diesel
vdelgadillo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2020, 09:14 PM   #13
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 21,025
Quote:
Originally Posted by DocHaley View Post


FunTownRV is really not a top shelf dealer. They actually lied to me at closing and told me I could not get the previous owners address or contact info because it was illegal in Texas. Later to find out this is not true.
If you bought a used unit, even if it's a year old, there is no factory warranty. The one year factory warranty is ONLY good for the original owner and NOT transferable.
So unless FunTown offered their own warranty, they were correct that the radio wasn't under warranty.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2020, 12:18 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Hills of Northwestern PA
Posts: 973
You can download owner's manuals from Furrion for specific radios. I did. Mine locked out all its front controls, I did a master reset to clear that. Later it wouldn't power on. I fought with the on/off push button, got it jammed in. Removed the front bezel/panel, freed up the on/off with needle nose pliers, & it operated correctly. Reinstalled the bezel, still working. Antenna connections suck. It is tapped off the TV antenna, usually needing the booster on for good reception. Tried adding a stand alone radio antenna but it was a poor designed one. I be revisiting that this summer. Mine has separate "zone" buttons for speakers. I do like the USB input.
__________________

__________________
2019 Cherokee Wolf Pup 16BHS
2019 Ford F-150 S-Crew 5.5 bed V8 w/tow package
Husky Centerline TS WDH 400-600# spring bars
Boomerweps is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
radio

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:16 AM.


×