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Old 05-27-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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A question for the forum

Ya'll have been unbelievably helpful with your opinions and advise. Thank you.
I am an audiophile, I love music. One of my hobbies is tinkering with stereos, either in my vehicles or my house.
My question for ya'll is, if we where to offer a stereo system in the Lil Snoozy as an option, how many would be interested in it? How much would you be willing to budget for it? Would an inexpensive 2 speak setup be preferd over a high end, multi channel, high quality system?


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Old 05-27-2011, 01:28 PM   #2
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Hi Nicholas,
I carry my mp3 player and headphones just in case i decide to listen to music. A stereo system played in the trailer would just be another source of noise I would be concerned would bother my camper neighbors. A stereo in the trailer would inevitably be turned up by many to be heard at the picnic table (and beyond). However, I am a minimalist camper and never hook to power or water when in a campground so I may be the exception.
Good luck with your new business. I like what I see and wish you well.

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Old 05-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #3
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hi nicholas.... for me, i would find a stereo a nice addition...but not a high-end one. i would use it to listen to radio...and perhaps to play some cds...but i'd not want to spend a lot of extra $$$ on it.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:33 PM   #4
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This is the business I am in.
I may be the only one with an actual "High End" system in an Egg although I certainly hope not?
We spoke at some length the other day as the Tornado sirens were sounding here.
Feel free to P.M. me if you want to talk about it,I may be able to help on a few levels.

The key here as always is to get good sound at low listening levels and the rest will always follow,every time.


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Old 05-27-2011, 02:36 PM   #5
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My vote would be for inexpensive 2 speak setup.

I don't know about price point, but i do know A-liner charges about $428 for a Weatherproof AM/FM stereo with 2 in and 2 outdoor speakers and I-Pod Connection.

I see Escape charges 300 CAD for a Stereo/DVD Player.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #6
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There's enough noise in many campgrounds as it is. I vote for NO. I do have we carry our ipod but rarely use them. And as pointed out above somebody always thinks they know the kind of music everybody should listen to.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:04 PM   #7
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I for one like to listen to music and always respect those around regarding the level. I would find a stereo/cd combo a nice addition but a 2-speaker system would be more than adequate. Of course my truck has a 7 speaker system in much less space. I also am hooked on XM radio and it would be nice to have the capability to hook my portable unit up to it as well. Not a big deal as I carry a XM Radio boom box with me.

Great idea in my opinion. Even better than tv since I can go years without ever watching tv (or movies)
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:09 PM   #8
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It would be nice to have a system built in to save space on flat surfaces and to bury the wiring in the walls.
I'd make it a car type AM FM receiver with USB and MP3 player inputs.
It's up to the owner to be polite and tasteful when camping around others.
That said, I have little faith in humanity when it comes to repect for others as I observe it in the form of Harley riders and their obnoxiously loud pipes.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:27 PM   #9
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To me, a cheap-o stereo is more of an irritation than entertainment. My current trailer came with one (runs off the battery, which is convenient), but it's not much fun to listen to. MP3 with headphones is more enjoyable.

You'll never please everyone if you offer just one stereo option, though. So why not have options for both a basic unit and a really good premium one? Eventually, anyway. No one expects you to do it all tomorrow.
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Old 05-27-2011, 04:46 PM   #10
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AM/FM CD and a input for XM, 2 speakers are good but 4 would be even better.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:22 PM   #11
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Hi Nicholas, as you might have expected when you asked the question we have diverse opinions and tastes.

Have you or would you consider a built in satellite radio option with a USB port to play and charge an Ipod/Ipad/iPhone?

Apple is reported to have sold 18 million iphones, 9 million iPods and 4 and a half million iPads in Q2 2011. Some of your potential customers are bound to have one of those in their travel kit!!

If you were to provide an old skool "stereo" option and I were your customer I'd want to see a leading brand name instead of the junk that seems so prevalent in the RV world.

Thanks for asking for our input, best of luck with your business.
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Old 05-27-2011, 06:29 PM   #12
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I vote for offering two levels.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:43 PM   #13
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I vote for a small two speaker system that has a radio and Ipod/iphone dock as I dont carry CD's anymore. Actually dont know a lot of people who still use CD's in their cars or trailers. Doesnt need a lot of power due to the small space but needs to sound good on low. A friend gave me a small Bose Sound Dock system for my trailer but its power was a bit wasted in the small trailer space so I ended up using it in the house and got a small system with less power for the trailer.
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Old 05-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #14
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If you offer a stereo system option, I suggest one that has a universal MP3 player input. Alternately, you could offer a pre-wired setup for power and 4 speakers. Saves the hassle of running cables and lets customer install whatever system easily.

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