Camper tunes......

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Camper tunes......

Post by TwinStick » Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:21 pm

I just could not stand the shitty sounding stock speakers anymore. Went to W-Mart with one in hand. Started opening boxes. They did NOT appreciate that. Big grumpy guy comes towards me & says loudly, "can I help you sir ?" I told him yes, you can, here, hold this & gave him the old speaker. He said what are you trying to do ? Told him I want to replace the white speakers with something better but want to make absolutely SURE that they are gonna work, before I drive all the way home. Then he seemed ok with it. He helped me hold them next to each other. I told him that I can make these work. He helped me put it back in the box (which is no easy task these days). I thanked him, he said your welcome. $50 + $2-2 yr warranty, for some nice little Pioneer 6.5" speakers. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pioneer-TS-6 ... r/46473573 They sound MUCH better than stock.

Note: Camper manufacturers use things that are in between any regular size. Speakers, stereos, microwaves, etc. , so if you want to "upgrade" you have to go back to them unless you are a do it yourself-er. Luckily, I am. So I made some adapters that look pretty damn good & work great & are way stronger than the factory set up. Yes, speakers & microwaves coming loose & self destructing is a common thing. Stereo is the next thing to get replaced. Not sure that I will tackle that though. Camper stereo & car stereo are 2 totally different things. Wire colors mean all different things. :doh:

Just realized that they are $79.99 @ Crutchfield !
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Camper tunes......

Post by TwinStick » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:09 pm

Just got back home from the Erie County Fair, opening day. My 6"x9" boxes & my Kicker 6x9 speakers, wire, & hardware, arrived for the camper. Gonna have my stereo shop/or me, rig it so I have plugs on outside of camper (or in the storage compartment), & on the inside of camper, & a speaker selector, so I can switch between inside 1 pr, inside both pr, outside 1 pr. Think I'm gonna get a Pioneer AM/FM, CD, Front Aux plug & Front USB port unit w/14 watts per channel x 4. That should be fine for camping. Can crank it a little when all by ourselves & still be quiet enough not to piss off the neighbors while in a campgrounds, but still sound great ! :rockon:

If anyone has any suggestions on what to use for a (preferably non-powered to keep battery drain as low as possible) speaker selector, and some type of plug ins (both male ends for the speaker wires & female ends & mounts (1 set for inside & 1 for outside) to plug them into, that would be great. I can do it myself, I just have never seen what I think I need. I appreciate the help. Links would be great. :rockon:

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Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Camper tunes......

Post by TwinStick » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:34 am

Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Camper tunes......

Post by Mule » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:19 pm

TwinStick wrote:Just got back home from the Erie County Fair, opening day. My 6"x9" boxes & my Kicker 6x9 speakers, wire, & hardware, arrived for the camper. Gonna have my stereo shop/or me, rig it so I have plugs on outside of camper (or in the storage compartment), & on the inside of camper, & a speaker selector, so I can switch between inside 1 pr, inside both pr, outside 1 pr. Think I'm gonna get a Pioneer AM/FM, CD, Front Aux plug & Front USB port unit w/14 watts per channel x 4. That should be fine for camping. Can crank it a little when all by ourselves & still be quiet enough not to piss off the neighbors while in a campgrounds, but still sound great ! :rockon:

If anyone has any suggestions on what to use for a (preferably non-powered to keep battery drain as low as possible) speaker selector, and some type of plug ins (both male ends for the speaker wires & female ends & mounts (1 set for inside & 1 for outside) to plug them into, that would be great. I can do it myself, I just have never seen what I think I need. I appreciate the help. Links would be great. :rockon:
I'd look for a couple DPDT switches. Keep in mind you may need to do some impedance matching/load resistors depending on how you wire those in.

Or, for as cheap as headunits are, just put in a second one. One's for inside, other's for outside.
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Speakers in our new trailer are super-cheapie 3" or 4"ers (mounted in the ceiling). These might get upgraded, but we haven't really monkeyed with the equalizer settings yet either to see if we can clean up the sound.
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Re: Camper tunes......

Post by Mule » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:29 pm

Got those all over my house.
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Even in the attic. (RF for OTA antenna and ethernet for cameras) :lockedandloaded:
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They work well. Nice that you can configure those wall plates any way you want, since the keystone size is standard.

Outside of the trailer for AV connections, there's a duplex outlet and analog AV connections for a TV. We don't run any speakers outside right now, just use what the TV has when we have that connected.
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28 days till Haydays in MN, we'll have the new trailer there if anyone wants to check it out live and in-person.Image
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Re: Camper tunes......

Post by TwinStick » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:53 pm

Thanks Mule. :rockon: Man, those 6"x9" Kickers sound AWESOME ! :rockon: Even though they are 6 ohm, I hooked em up for a few minutes to my garage stereo receiver, a Sony w/80 or 90 watts per channel. Man do they crank. Sound better than the Memphis Audio 6x9's in my truck. VERY happy with the sound quality & the loudness level & still being crystal clear. Might have to go with dual batteries & a small 4 channel amp, IDK ??? :rockon:

Waiting till next month's check for the Pioneer AM/FM/CD head unit & accessories.

https://www.crutchfield.com/p_777BB692T ... l?tp=61651
https://www.crutchfield.com/p_206CSC693 ... html?tp=91

I also mounted a black metal handle on the top of each one for ease of transport/moving/carrying. Like these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-5-3 ... /202033978
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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