Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Travel Supreme Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 11-24-2012, 06:58 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 116
'06 42DS04 Questions.........?

First time coach owners here with some questions for the pro's! Maybe I'm missing something but I can't make the fader for the dash radio give any sound out of the front speakers. Only the bedroom speakers will work w/ fader set to 0 or all the way rear. The DVD/surround sound works with all speakers in the living area working. Can't find the switch for the entry door awning.............can't make any TV work on the "air" antenna - just occurred to me that all air broadcasts are now digital only? Will the crank-up Winegard work for digital broadcasts?.........Probably will need a new keypad for keyless entry, the fob works fine but the keypad appears to be sunbaked and the buttons do nothing......Is the electric portion of the Hydro Hot heating system enough to heat the basement/plumbing for winter storage? I'll have more later but this is getting too long............thanks! JB
pivotdoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-25-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 79
I'll try to answer some of your questions maybe it is the same as my old 40DS04.
Put the fader back to center on the radio and put your ignition key in. Turn it to the left or Acc position ( not engine start) . You should now have sound upfront from the dash radio while parked ( front ceiling speakers).

Are you sure you have an electric door awning ? Mine was manual, assumed it was electric but not...

If you turn the booster ON (left Power button ) on the video switch and select ANT for any TV you should get antenna feed to the TVs. If you have original TVs in an 06, they will not pick up digital signals unless you add a Digital Tuner to each TV. You can then feed the antenna wire to the tuner (diconnect from TV) , then connect the tuner to the TV through RF cable or audio/Video cables. Should get now digital channels on the TV that has this digital tuner....every TV will need one.
The Winegard stock antenna will pick-up digital signals if the local stations transmit strong enough signals. There is a replacement Digital head for the crank up antenna available online. You raise the antenna, pull 2 pins out and disconnect the cable on the head once lifted, install the new one and reconnect the cable. Simple.

In theory the electric element in the Hydro-Hot will keep the boiler antifreeze at operating temperature and provide heat to the coach when plugged in shore power according to calls from thermostats. For storage this would be a waste....keeps the pumps running and fluid circulating in the coach for my opinion....I would winterize the coach and blow the water lines with compressed air, put a trickle charger on the batteries and let it sit. If you use it during the winter, different story....

The Hydro-Hot system is a closed loop system that uses boiler antifreeze and is independent of the water system. When you have water in the coach it will provide hot water for every faucet and in parallel heats up the coach by circulating the heated antifreeze through heat exchangers within the coach and basement. The basement heater, usually located in the or near the water closet has a separate thermostat to prevent pipes from getting frozen when camping with water in cold climates. This assumes use of the coach and travel not storage...
Just my 2 C's....

magav is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-26-2012, 06:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 116
Thanks! I discovered the door awning is manual, and the TV's are analog, will try the radio trick later today, and probably be winterizing the coach this week...............I was told by the dealer that using shore power to charge the batteries (via the inverter) wasn't real good for them over a period of several maybe the trickle charge is the answer. It has a solar panel on the roof but it's going into a building for winter.............thanks again! Jim
pivotdoc is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:20 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.