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    I'm partial to factory radios because they look better and I don't have to pay extra labor to install it.

    For an RV, perhaps you should just invest in a good blue tooth speaker that runs off of your phone which you could bring anywhere in and outside of the van?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazed_Insanity View Post
    I'm partial to factory radios because they look better and I don't have to pay extra labor to install it.

    For an RV, perhaps you should just invest in a good blue tooth speaker that runs off of your phone which you could bring anywhere in and outside of the van?
    Absolutely not. First, this is the factory stereo. It has all the charm of a 15 year old office phone. Second, I'm going to be driving this all over the country, and I am not messing around with a phone and a bluetooth speaker for all the time that I'm driving.



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    Ok, that thing is pretty.... hideous!

    Resisting messing with the phone is futile. Assimilate the car with something android auto or CarPlay capable, maybe with built in gps? That way, you can still navigate without cell signal.

    Thatís my setup with my tow vehicle. Besides navigation and music, Iím also relying on my phone to monitor my tranny temperature and as a brake controller for my RV trailer! So CarPlay is a must for me! Phone screen alone just ainít big enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sad, little man View Post


    Anyway, I'm on to working on the electrical. I have one big problem. The stereo in this beast is BASIC. It's got radio, that's about it.

    Luckily, it is a double DIN size unit, so I have plenty of space to put in a really sweet head unit. What is the current hotness with respect to aftermarket head units?

    I'm partial to Alpine myself just because I like pretending it's still the '90s.
    At the front I suggest any of the amazon (or similar) units that have rear view camera capability.

    I then suggest a second smaller unit, connected most likely only to the rear speakers in the ... cabin section of the car, that will play music via radio or bluetooth I use the Continental TR7412 in my old Mercedes 250TD wagon. It only had two speakers and an ancient Blaupunkt stereo that sounded awful when I got it. This stereo, coupled with a small, powered, Blaupunkt subwoofer, sounds great. There is a version with a cd player if you still play those.

    Nice bloody work by the way.

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