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abideejay

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Posted: 09/02/17 01:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've got a brand new 2017 Forest River TT, but it came with a POS Furrion TV (easy to replace) and an iRV35 stereo system with a sound bar (sounds terrible) and subwoofer (also sounds like ****).

I'm looking to replace the iRV for sure. The TV I can deal with for a while. Has anyone found anything comparable? There's limited counter/cabinet space, so an in-dash type system would be necessary. The basics I'm looking for:
HDMI IN (FireStick, etc)
HDMI OUT (to TV)
FM Radio
Aux Input (iDevice for music)
USB (nice but not a deal breaker)
DVD (Blu-Ray would be even better!)
Dual (or triple!) speaker zones.

I don't particularly care if it runs on 12V, but that would be nice.

I've searched and searched, but haven't had much luck. I've looked into the various offerings from the major in-dash players, but nothing I've found has even an HDMI out to play movies on the TV. Ideally I'd need something that will fit in the space vacated by the iRV, but some cabinet work is ok.

Or...should I just look into a soundbar or similar?

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Posted: 09/02/17 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

IDK thats a good unit @ 50 watts. Probably just replace the speakers with some kickers and you should be good to go...


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Go here https://www.crutchfield.com/S-ObJkWF4nBpC/ and spend a couple of hours looking at what is available. If you can't find it here, it probably isn't made. I have had good luck by calling them, they do speak English





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Have you checked the speaker wiring? I am not a fan of the IRV garbage but Forest River is notorious for wiring the speakers wrong. Dollars to donuts they have speaker ploarity reversed. On our Rockwood they had both outside speakers (a stretch to call that junk a speaker) both on a left channel and both inside on a right, polarity reversed on all. When a speaker recreates a bass note the cone needs to push air as in coming out. With polarity reversed it retracts.

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Ralph Cramden wrote:

Have you checked the speaker wiring? I am not a fan of the IRV garbage but Forest River is notorious for wiring the speakers wrong. Dollars to donuts they have speaker ploarity reversed. On our Rockwood they had both outside speakers (a stretch to call that junk a speaker) both on a left channel and both inside on a right, polarity reversed on all. When a speaker recreates a bass note the cone needs to push air as in coming out. With polarity reversed it retracts.



I have not checked the polarity. The living room speakers are actually a soundbar below the TV with a crappy sub below there hidden in a cabinet. My main issue is the overall lack of quality in the sound, and I'll be honest, in a 2017 trailer, I'd think they could come up with something that just looks better and works better than what I had in my 2004 trailer.

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I realize this is old but it was the closest I could find to what I'm looking for. As the OP said, this system sounds terrible. Even worse, mine did not come with a subwoofer. The distortion, even at very low volumes is absolutely horrible. I want to do some experimentation, but I can't figure out how to get the IRV 35 out of the cabinet without causing damage. Anyone know how to get this thing out? I looked for installation manuals online, and came up blank.


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found this info about removal
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I had to figure out how to remove the iRV35 and discovered that the unit has snap on end caps at each end that are about 1/2" wide and they can be removed by prying carefully with a small screw driver -- they come off straight out toward the front (not to the side). The unit is held in place with screws behind these end caps


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