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Old 12-07-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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I am wondering if anyone has wired a vehicle Sirius radio into their TT? Is it possible, any issues? It's Just a random thought I had and thought it shouldn't be too difficult and would be good when camping far away from broadcasting stations and internet.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:30 PM   #2
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And for a small additional monthly fee, you can stream Sirius Radio through your computer also. might work with a laptop onboard
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Jack, we used our home's XM "boom-box" in our Scamp, and had to place the antenna under the plastic dome roof vent, or outside, as the reflectix insulation blocked the signal, and just having the antenna in the window didn't pick-up enough signals. It sure was great listening to our favorite tunes on the road, then change the faceplate to the boom-box in the Scamp to continue the experience.
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Old 12-07-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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My vehicle has a built-in radio and not removable.
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Old 12-07-2014, 06:04 PM   #5
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Not sure what's available now, but I have Sirius Stilletto receiver ( about the size of an iPod, but thicker. It can be used with earphones ( that contain an antenna ), or I can mount in my Sirius Executive dock, or in the dock in my car.
As for the internet access, I think that's now included in the subscription. Of course they raised the monthly fee when they did that.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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I ran the Serius antenna up the fridge vent and stuck it to the roof. Nice & small.

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Old 12-07-2014, 07:20 PM   #7
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Hi,
I have been using an XM boombox for years and love it in the trailer
especially for those places where there is no cell phone or much radio
coverage. I built my own rig with my XM SkiFi 3 feeding a little class
D amp and a couple of little box speakers all mounted in a plywood
case. It can run on internal batteries for use on the picnic table or
plugged in inside the Tillium. The whole thing only draws 0.4 Amps.
The signal from the satellite penetrates the trailer well unless it is wet.
I highly recommend one for your RV.
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Old 12-07-2014, 07:27 PM   #8
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Pix of Sirius Executive Dock and car dock.
Executive Dock came with a wall mount as well as pedestal mount ( trouble is it's a chore to change from one to the other ).
I have no Reflectix to worry about so my antenna gets the signal through the fiberglass shell.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:23 PM   #9
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All of these are great ideas, but I was thinking of somehow hijacking the vehicles speaker(s) lines and routing it into the trailer. I am trying to avoid having to buy another Sirius subscription.
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Why would you need to buy another subscription?
If you have a subscription, you can listen to it on a Sirius radio in your car, or on a computer at work. Go to the Sirius XM site and check the offers.
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These guys keep sending me sales promotions. They might have something you can work with.

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Old 12-08-2014, 01:24 PM   #12
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I only thought I would need another subscription. I will check that out. I do anticipate not having internet access at my camping spots, so I will have to rely on sat. Thanks


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Old 12-08-2014, 02:11 PM   #13
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Jack -

Here might be another option for you to consider .....

Many car radios today have a USB port as well as a single-disc CD player.

Best Buy has 8gig micro-USB drives that will hold enough MP3 music to last while I drive
halfway across the country.

Windows Media Player will "rip" you favorite home CDs and convert the tracks to MP3 files.
(I don't worry much about the music artist royalties, because I have already purchased the CDs
and paid the artist to listen to his/her music). With MP3 songs, I am just choosing to listen to
the music in a more convenient format that doesn't require me to carry and swap in&out a
whole stack of CDs.)

With either Sirius, local FM/AM radio stations, or a physical CD, you are listening to a "play
list" of someone else's choosing (I.e. which songs and in what order).
With your own MP3 music, you can choose to put only your favorites on the micro-USB.

Just a thought. .... As always, YMMV.

Good luck! I think that music in the trailer would sometimes be very nice!

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To be clear, what I am suggesting is to install a 12v AM/FM/CD radio (I.e. a car radio) with a
USB port capable of playing MP3 files in your trailer.

If it also has Sirius capability (and your subscription allows a 2nd radio), so much the better. 😊

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