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Old 02-11-2018, 01:51 PM   #1
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How to turn off outside speaker on 2018 Rockwood Popup

New happy owner of a 2018 Rockwood 1910ESP here.

Has anyone figured out how to turn off the outside speaker on the 2018 Rockwoods? I've found threads that reference how to do this from the Kenwood (I think) unit that shipped with previous year models, but the 2018's come with a Furrion DV7100 radio. I've downloaded the Furrion manual and have found no references to any option for controlling speakers.

I may have to just pull the speaker out and disconnect the wire. It would be nice to be able to listen to the radio without disturbing my neighbors.
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Old 02-11-2018, 01:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum its a great place to get your questions answered. I can't help but I'm sure someone on the forum will have a fix for you.
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:14 PM   #3
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Mine are set up to where you have to use the balance control. front / rear, inside/ outside.
Could a small on /off switch be cut into the speaker wires and mounted by the door?
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Old 02-11-2018, 02:32 PM   #4
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Hm. This one doesn't appear to support a front / rear speaker setup. In fact, looking at the wiring diagram in the manual, they must have wired the outside speaker into the same port as the internal ones. I don't see any other way that they could have done it.

There's a subwoofer output, but (not surprisingly) turning that on/off has no effect on the outside speaker.

Guess I'll need to cut the wire.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:06 PM   #5
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Check the left/right balance. One should be completely inside, one should be completely outside. At least it is on our 2014 425D.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:16 PM   #6
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Ours is on the fade/balance mode in the menu.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:21 PM   #7
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That would be right. Fade = front/ back and balance = left/right. One of those will turn off the outside speaker. I remember it making no sense whenever adjust it.
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:26 PM   #8
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It's hard to believe that they would hook up the outdoor speakers to the indoor speakers without a method to turn them off. Well, maybe not that hard. With my radio, every time I turned the radio on the outdoor speakers (Zone 3) would be on until I turned them off (at least I couldn't find a way to permanently turn them off). I fixed the problem by adding toggle switches to turn the outside speakers on/off. I just keep them off until I want to use them. You might be able to do this if you can pickup the outdoor wires close to your unit.
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Old 02-11-2018, 06:02 PM   #9
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I'll give the L/R balance a try next time I go out. I really hope that they didn't set it up that way, though, because that would mean the two indoor speakers are on one channel and not playing in stereo.
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My A Frame was hooked up to the L/R balance instead of the fader. I got in there behind the microwave and rewired it properly.
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I'll give the L/R balance a try next time I go out. I really hope that they didn't set it up that way, though, because that would mean the two indoor speakers are on one channel and not playing in stereo.
I had the above problem with my last TT. The inside speakers were wired to the left channel and the fader was the 'balance'. Couldn't figure out why it sounded off. Pulled out the radio and rewired it and all was good.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:50 PM   #12
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Should be either Fade or Balance (probably Fade)...
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:28 PM   #13
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Just to close this off for others who might find the same issue in their 2018 or newer Forest River:
  • The Fusion stereo installed in the 2018 popups does not have outputs for front/rear speakers, only left/right.
  • They wired the left output to the single outdoor speaker and the right output to two indoor speakers. So, you can "turn off" the outdoor speaker by moving the balance completely to the right.

Personally, I think the outdoor speaker is useless and it bothers me that I'm only getting one mono channel through the two indoor speakers. So, I pulled out the drawers in the cabinet to access the back of the stereo, disconnected the outside speaker and connected one of the indoor speakers to the left channel. The wires were labeled, so it only took a few minutes.
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Old 03-25-2018, 01:51 PM   #14
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Good to know. The 2019 Rockwood 1910esp I just ordered comes with this same stereo. I know a bit about stereo wiring, so I will have to rewire to suit my own needs if the interior speakers are wired to one channel.
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Old 06-02-2018, 08:33 PM   #15
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Turning off outside speaker Furrrion DV 7100

If you have the Furrion DV 7100 the way to turn off your outside speaker is to go to balance and move it all the way left for inside and all the way right for outside. We remember by say L is living room and R is remote speaker.
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