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Old 01-09-2013, 04:25 AM   #1
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Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

Do you put it above the windshield or on the dash somewhere? Do buses normally have them in one location or another before conversion?
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Old 01-09-2013, 05:18 AM   #2
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

Doesn't really matter where you put the stereo just make sure you can safely reach it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #3
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

My bus has a space for a stereo at the bottom of the switch console to the left of the driver. This is where I will install my stereo. It's convenient because the wiring is already right there. I'm not sure how difficult it might be to see down there if you are trying to change channels when driving though. But I will likely just plug my smart phone into an auxiliary 1/8" jack and my phone will become the controller. I don't listen to the radio much anyway, or if I do, I hover around the bottom of the dial for NPR and other similar non-commercial stations.
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

X2 on not listening to the radio,we listen to Pandora or mp3 players lots of music (we like) and no cd's,tapes or boxes of 8-Tracks etc
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Old 01-09-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

I put mine (AM/FM/CD/AUX jack for MP3 player) in the "box" Bluebird had attached to the bulkhead over the driver's side windshield. It had an old non-working cassette tape player. I put my radio in it, wired up a couple of the bus speakers and mounted the CB on top of the radio box. I need to run a wire from the house battery bank to the radio/CB. The CB has a weather alert on it. I want to be able to run both when we are parked.

My computer will be in a "closet" along with the printer (to keep the dust down a bit). I'm hoping to get a flat screen TV to double as a TV & monitor and get a wireless mouse & keyboard again.... and a battery recharger. I want to be able to sit in bed and use the computer. Yes I'm lazy.
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X2 on not listening to the radio,we listen to Pandora or mp3 players lots of music (we like) and no cd's,tapes or boxes of 8-Tracks etc
Pandora is the bomb! I listen to it all day long. I even paid to upgrade to the premium "Pandora One" so I don't have to hear commercials and can listen longer without interruption. It's totally worth the $30 or whatever it was per year, 'cause like I said, I listen to it constantly. I have 35 customized stations so far and have discovered so much wonderful new music... Love. It.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:16 PM   #7
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

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Pandora is the bomb! I listen to it all day long. I even paid to upgrade to the premium "Pandora One" so I don't have to hear commercials and can listen longer without interruption. It's totally worth the $30 or whatever it was per year, 'cause like I said, I listen to it constantly. I have 35 customized stations so far and have discovered so much wonderful new music... Love. It.
Love Pandora, but not able to get I-net connection in some places we go...
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

i cut a hole in the steel above the windshield and installed mine there. if you go to the skoolie conversion projects section, and go to my bus i have a lot of pictures showing what i did. perhaps you can get some ideas from it.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:07 AM   #9
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

Proconsul100, thanks for your reply. I checked out your project thread and it looks nice. I especially appreciate the reference to your stereo placement. Yes, that does give me ideas for what to do with my own project.

(I hope this post doesn't offend ol trunt.)
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Old 01-12-2013, 02:23 PM   #10
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Re: Where do you put your stereo or other electronics?

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"Just my opinion but you gotta be kiddin us! Do some homework or go away. Jack"

Finally, is this how all members are treated? Just told to "go away"? Unless I've reached some right of passage where I'm supposed to have the right response to a situation if I'm to remain a member and be promoted to the next level? Hmmm.
Just ignore the rude comments. There have been a few lately on here, not even sure why they bother to join a forum if they have that attitude.

Depending on your skill level (and wallet size), you can put anything, any where you want.
If my radio was to the left of the drives seat, I would consider moving it only due to the window! Rain, wind, dust blowing in over time will sure end up on the radio. If you have a location above to mount it, that would be my choice. But, everyone is different so it might work better somewhere else for you.
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