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Canadian Campers

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We are in the process of buying a new truck. The new truck will have free Sirius XM for a year.

Does anyone know of a way to receive the Sirius XM in the RV without having a separate Sirius XM receiver and separate subscription?

Is there some gadget out there that can extend the sound from the truck radio to the RV? Both are Bluetooth compatible if that makes any difference.

There has to be some way of extending the radio sound to the RV.

Ideas?


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Canadian Campers wrote:

We are in the process of buying a new truck. The new truck will have free Sirius XM for a year.

Does anyone know of a way to receive the Sirius XM in the RV without having a separate Sirius XM receiver and separate subscription?

Is there some gadget out there that can extend the sound from the truck radio to the RV? Both are Bluetooth compatible if that makes any difference.

There has to be some way of extending the radio sound to the RV.

Ideas?

you should be able to add internet reception to your S/XM account for a few $ per month.

otherwise...if your truck radio is BT capable you might see if a BT enabled speaker can connect to the radio but I'm not confident. in our Jeep the BT capability on our radio allows us to connect our phones for hands free operation (phone calls, some streaming FROM the phone TO the radio, not the other way 'round.


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Posted: 01/03/18 03:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The Sirius subscription on a new vehicle is usually the top tier service, including streaming audio. You can use your phone or tablet with a blue tooth speaker.

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jfkmk wrote:

The Sirius subscription on a new vehicle is usually the top tier service, including streaming audio. You can use your phone or tablet with a blue tooth speaker.
Provided you have a mobile data connection or WiFi internet access that allows streaming.


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its not a practical idea first you would be wearing down the battery in the truck when listening. the Bluetooth on vehicle radios will not transmit to a speaker they will only receive from a Bluetooth device and the range is only about 30 feet on it. you could cut into the speaker wires and install a Line Output Converter and transmitter but you do not want to leave the truck radio on and wear down the battery not a good idea. the streaming option requires internet service or a good data plan to support it.

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If you decide you actually like and want sirius, when the year is up, dump the subscription, go out and buy a portable. Then you can move it between vehicles and RV at will.


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Hmmm... Well, here's what I did... and it works fine...

Had/have Sirius on truk for some 2 yrs free. Then cut out, had to get the Subscription. Did the middle tiered option, then wanted to run it through the Truck Camper Radio/speakers.

For $4 more per mon, you can stream Sirius on a device, phone or table. I then have the BT option on the camper radio and I link up the two. I just plug in the charger for the Tab/phone with the Sirius app on it to keep it charged, link it up and works great.

It is still the Sat connection, just like in the truck, you don't need internet so it doesn't chew up data, so no need for internet etc. Just a clear signal and you play around with for positioning.

You can also use Pandora and others, but they do take up data so I wait till I'm Throttled, Vzn Jetpack and switch between the two as needed.

Hope that helps..


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jfkmk wrote:

The Sirius subscription on a new vehicle is usually the top tier service, including streaming audio. You can use your phone or tablet with a blue tooth speaker.

ours wasn't and didn't include the streaming audio but that was back in 2010.

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I use an aftermarket Sirius receiver. It sits in a little holder on my truck's dash and plugs into the stereo. When I'm home I remove it and put it in an other holder in my shop where it plugs into my shop stereo. If I travel much in the wife's car I stick it in there. Only one subscription required but I can take it lots of places. They even make a portable speaker/amp "boom box" that you can put the receiver in and take it to the beach or something.

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Almost 11 years ago, I got a Sirius portable. It receives the sat signal, converts it to an FM signal, and your AM/FM radio plays the results. I've played it at a "wagon circle" of RV's in the desert, with each RV tuned to the FM frequency. Works GREAT! Not limitless, though. Range is only about 50' or so, but enough to play in the RV from the truck.


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