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JOERVDREAM

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Posted: 10/07/20 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’m looking to replace the stereo in my Winnebago sightseer. Haven’t had any luck finding out what installation kit to get. They go by car models. So I’m guessing that I’ll have to splice into the wiring harness in the dash rather than finding a kit that will work?
Anyone have any advice?
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Try https://www.crutchfield.com/
They are excellent to deal with and extremely helpful.

They may not exactly list specs for your vehicle, but they will help you find what will work.

I replaced the stereo in my pickup, installed it myself and it was a breeze to do. It came with very clear concise instructions.
They have wiring kits that are a plug and play for each vehicle.
You take the wiring kit for the vehicle, the wire harness for the new stereo, all color coded, and splice them together and plug it in.
They have modules to fit with existing vehicle systems, such as steering wheel controls, audible alert chimes and so on.

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Posted: 10/07/20 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

X2 on Crutchfield - website is great for std vehicles but with some RV's your going to have to pick up the phone.


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Posted: 10/07/20 11:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went to Car toys, picked out the unit I wanted and they installed, no problems

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do you have a pic of your existing radio/dash?


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Posted: 10/07/20 03:12pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Splicing it is not such a big deal. You will have easier time finding out what the wires on the radio are, then you can match that up with the wires on the vehicle side so you know what is what when putting in a new radio.

Use butt connectors and crimp, so dont try to just twist and tape. You will need a tool that can crimp and it is cheap enough and has wire cutters all in the same tool.

Might be worth trying to contact the manufacturer of the Class A and ask what "vehicle" harness they use for the radio.

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Posted: 10/07/20 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If Crutchfield doesn't know then nobody will. I've been dealing with them almost exclusively for consumer electronics since 1991. They are excellent.

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Posted: 10/07/20 06:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I yanked out the Kenwood in our new Tiffin and replaced it with a new stereo I got from Crutchfield. I wanted Android Auto. So much better than the dated Kenwood model Tiffin included. Crutchfield can't provide wiring or trim kits for motorhomes, but splicing it wasn't too hard. The trim fit was a little off (some gaps), but a little black electrical tape made it look pretty good.


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Posted: 10/07/20 06:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ditto on Crutchfield

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I've bought 2 from Crutchfield and they walked me through the installation of one of them. Call them and they will answer any questions you have,

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