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Old 01-05-2017, 07:35 AM   #1
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New radio/DVD for the Hummingbird

I took possession of my 17RB and decided the factory Furion head unit is horrible. I'm a stereo guy and build custom stereo wagons and coolers. Well I decided to upgrade the stereo in my HB.

I went with the Pioneer AVH-2800BS not real expensive and works great for the HB.

I will say Jayco did a horrible job wiring the factory unit. It was a rats nest and a lot of excess wire.



After I pulled out the factory unit and cleaned up the wiring I knocked out the panel that held the Furion unit. I cut a new board 12"x14" out of 1/2" plywood to hold the new unit.


I measured, cut and fit the new unit. I used 1" L brackets to attach the stereo to the board then attached the board to the factory cabinets.

The stereo was a major upgrade to the sound system.




Next upgrade I will be adding 6.5" speakers inside and marine 6.5" speakers outside.


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Old 01-05-2017, 07:48 AM   #2
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Kudos. This looks neat, clean and simple, which I'm all about.
Quick question, which I'm sure any Jayco owner can answer - Besides using as radio and DVD player, what else does original combo offer? Bluetooth capabilities? Does it have HDMI output? I'm just curious.
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New radio/DVD for the Hummingbird

Thank you, It is Bluetooth, XM ready it also has a USB and aux port which I ordered an extension and placed it under the cabinet which is where my iPhone is plugged in to and you can control your pandora Spotify and other apps with the unit. It does not have HDMI but plenty of RCA outs and in's. You can also add your backup camera to the unit if you wanted


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The factory Furion unit is connected by hdmi to the tv but still uses rca cable for the sound so I just did away with the hdmi and used a regular RCA AV cable


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Here is the aux/USB port I installed. It just plugs in to the back of the Pioneer unit.


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Clean install! Cheers!
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Nice work!

I haven't had much issue with the Furrion system in our Hummingbird yet, but if it ever goes out this is what I'll be doing as well.
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New radio/DVD for the Hummingbird

Thank you. I will tell you the upgrade in sound just by getting rid of the Furion head unit was amazing. I have swapped out the outside speakers with a set of 6.5" Clarion marine speakers and WOW big difference. I see where some people put subs in their TT's but with upgrading to the 6.5's and where they are in the cabinet there is no real need for a sub. I thought about putting 6x9's but I think I will stick with the 6.5's. I will say this it is louder then any camp site you go to will allow you without bothering everyone in the park. The sound and loudness is completely unnecessary but..... since I am a stereo guy and music lover I wanted to upgrade. Also the wife and I float the rivers in south Texas every year and I float my Mobile sound system and we all party on the river. Here are a few pictures of the new speakers outside and side by side with the Furion 5" and my floating party LoL.


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I just carried the trash to the dumpsters about 75 yards away and could still hear the trailer and the outside speakers were on the opposite side from me.


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Real nice & clean mod Chickeneye! Also, love the floating sound system.
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