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Posted: 09/19/19 11:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone installed a sound system in their rig & if so how'd you tackle that project?

Every trailer I've owned came with some sort of sound system for the living area.... they may have not been good, but there was something to work with (or outright replace). Not this Class-C, other than the in-dash radio with 2 WEAK speakers in the front doors there's nothing to pony off.


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Posted: 09/19/19 04:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd either replace the stock system with an upgraded receiver/Bluetooth/Wireless unit and should be easy to replace door speakers and maybe add two speakers in the back section (just use undercarriage to run wires). I put in a Sirius system so I don't have to channel chase while going down the road. For TV, a soundbar is an excellent addition for the couch time.

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Posted: 09/19/19 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced the POS Furrion unit with a Polk audio sound bar with wireless sub. All sources run through the Polk Audio system via the digital optical input. Sounds great!

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I bought a new class c this year and was shocked at how bad the stock speakers were. Literally the worst sounding audio speakers I've ever heard. I ordered some new Pioneer 4x8 door speakers and a box of sound deadening material and in an hour, had the new speakers in and the matting installed inside the doors. HUGE difference in sound.

I then replaced the stock head unit w/ an aftermarket unit putting out more power and upgraded the rear interior speakers as well. Sounds great now.

I think you have some options, I would replace those horrible door speakers first, they are less than $50. for a nice set of speakers. Consider the sound deadening mat as well, some inexpensive stuff on Amazon that works very well. Like someone else said, you can run some wires to the rear underneath pretty easily (assuming your current head unit has rear speaker outputs) and put a couple outdoor speakers in as well as indoor if you want music inside, in the rear. If you dont care about music in the back, just add a soundbar to the TV.

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This will be my next project in my 2019 Entegra Esteem 29V. The sound system is very poor. The subwoofer sounds like a kid beating on a tin drum. The front speakers are awful and the rears aren't much better. The head unit is hard to use, difficult to program and the GPS (tom tom) is almost useless. There is no Sirius capability. The only good thing is the Apple Play but the sound is just bad.

I'm thinking I'll upgrade the speakers. Add some tweeters that are missing. Then I'll replace the woeful subwoofer. Adding an amplifier would help a lot. Then I'll consider replacing the head unit with a better quality unit. The documentation that came with the RV was woefully inadequate. I have no idea of what Sony unit I have as that information is printed on the underside of the head unit. My dealer is useless to help.


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This will be my next project in my 2019 Entegra Esteem 29V. The sound system is very poor. The subwoofer sounds like a kid beating on a tin drum. The front speakers are awful and the rears aren't much better. The head unit is hard to use, difficult to program and the GPS (tom tom) is almost useless. There is no Sirius capability. The only good thing is the Apple Play but the sound is just bad.

I'm thinking I'll upgrade the speakers. Add some tweeters that are missing. Then I'll replace the woeful subwoofer. Adding an amplifier would help a lot. Then I'll consider replacing the head unit with a better quality unit. The documentation that came with the RV was woefully inadequate. I have no idea of what Sony unit I have as that information is printed on the underside of the head unit. My dealer is useless to help.


Yeah, I have an Entegra Odyssey as well! I put 4 way Pioneer speakers in the front and back, they has the widest frequency range of any speaker out there for under $200. They sound GREAT and were less than $50 per set. As I mentioned, I put in sound deadening mat in the doors and it really cleaned up the sound too. I stayed w/ stock size speakers in the rear as they sit right where my cabinets open and anything larger, the grills touched an opening cabinet door.

I went w/ a middle of the road Jensen head unit, more power than stock and much easier to use, I wanted an old school knob to turn for the volume so I could make easy volume changes w/out taking my eyes off the road. That stock unit was a push button that worked only half the time it seemed like. Lots of choices for head units.

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Posted: 09/24/19 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think I might install a separate 12v car radio system back in the living quarters run off the house batteries.... a la like what was in 1 of my toyhaulers.

Decisions / decisions......

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Sound bar is good for TV sound, we have ZVOX AV155. I like the idea of a separate AM/FM/CD player radio and speakers running off house batteries in rear area. Should have a remote.

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