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View Poll Results: How do you listen to music when camping?
Deal with the low end speakers 51 60.00%
Use your car or truck radio 1 1.18%
Use a portable AM/FM/CD radio 4 4.71%
Use a Bluetooth Portable Speaker 29 34.12%
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Old 04-28-2016, 08:35 AM   #31
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We turn the outside radio speakers on very low and have cocktails by the fire. If you were to walk by you wouldn’t know it was on.

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Old 04-28-2016, 05:52 PM   #32
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Normally only listen inside when ever it rains, which is at least 35-40% of any trip. 3 weeks ago while camped on Kerr Lake in NC we heard about Merle Haggard passing away that morning. Had the camp fire going and the Sirius/XM radio plugged into the Receiver inside but off. Went inside and turned on the Radio & the Outside speakers. First time usage other than trying them out at Home.
We had a perfect night with the weather, water lapping at the shore 15 ft. from the fire, waterfowl squawking in the background, roaring campfire, a good local brew, and a great Musical tribute to Merle. Did not bother any other Campers. Part of that was the fact that there were only four units camped in a 65 Site campground and we were well spaced apart. Can foresee that happening again if conditions were similar.

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Old 04-28-2016, 07:40 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by RSerendipity View Post
We had a perfect night with the weather, water lapping at the shore 15 ft. from the fire, waterfowl squawking in the background, roaring campfire, a good local brew, and a great Musical tribute to Merle.
Well that sounds like a pretty amazing night!
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Old 04-28-2016, 07:43 PM   #34
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We use the Sirius satellite receiver from the truck plugged into the Sirius boom box. Usually listen while cooking or relaxing with our favorite adult beverage. Keep the volume low, up just enough to hear thru our seating area.

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Old 05-01-2016, 05:53 AM   #35
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I finally said enough and replaced the sound system on our 2014 Jayco Eagle with something that lets music sound like music. Every time I put the stereo on I would cringe at the poor quality sound. Fast forward and I can tell you it wasn't a hard do it yourself project and the results were great. I replaced the stock quest speakers with Polk 651 speakers and the Jensen head unit was replaced with a Blaupunkt New Jersey 220. These were just personal choice. There are many really nice head units and speakers that will fit.

Polk 651 Speakers: Replaced all 6.
Polk Audio db651s 6-1/2" 2-way shallow-mount car speakers at Crutchfield.com

Blaupunkt 220 head unit:
Blaupunkt New Jersey 220 BT CD receiver at Crutchfield.com

I attached a pic of the speaker install in our Eagle. I can't find a pic of the head unit install. I'll get that when I go to the camper next.

All in all I'm extremely pleased with the change. The wires jayco connects with simple telephone wire clips. The old speaker covers pop off if you catch the edge with a screwdriver or can opener. If anyone wants details just let me know.

one more thing. I left the outside speakers disconnected. Like many people above a blue tooth portable speaker works much better and is close to where we sit as to not disturb neighbors when we want a little background music. We chose the bose speaker below but there are a lot of great bluetooth units out there.

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Old 05-01-2016, 07:05 AM   #36
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I turn it on to a level you can here it then I walk by the next camp sites around us and make sure they can't hear my music.

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Old 05-01-2016, 07:11 AM   #37
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UE Roll BT speaker ftw. Great for listening to those podcasts/audio books while working around the camper.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:34 AM   #38
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I listen quietly and respectfully of those camping around me. Therefore the stock speakers are more than enough to provide quality sound. We usually only listen to music outside when we are cooking food outside. No need to blast music across the campground.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:11 AM   #39
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The Kicker Amphitheater in the link below is great....

I use an earlier model that has an IPOD dock and no bluetooth capability. It was originally purchased for my daughter. Later on, I upgraded her to the bluetooth model and confiscated the original unit for use in my camper. I just play music I've got stored on an old cell phone through the aux port on the Kicker unit. It sounds great.

I did a lot of research before buying the original kicker unit. IPod docks from all manufacturers were considered, and I eventually decided the Kicker was the way to go. I've never been disappointed in the sound quality.

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Old 05-02-2016, 03:28 PM   #40
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Seldom listen to music while camping. There have been a few times I listened to more of the neighbors music than I wanted. Bass pounding all night. I like WAGS999, the sound of nature is best.

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