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Old 07-12-2016, 04:38 PM   #1
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picking up our new Thor Axis 24.1 this Friday. New to the RV life. Does anyone know anything about hooking up XM radio to this RV
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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The stock Axxera does not support SiriusXM. The only solution is to buy a separate SiriusXM radio and either use Bluetooth or direct connect to the Aux-in.

I actually carry an older XM radio with me and it broadcasts to 88.1MHz on the FM dial. Since the RV is mostly fiberglass, I just lay the antenna on the dashboard.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:52 PM   #3
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If you have the full-access subscription you can put the SiriusXM App on your smartphone and bluetooth that to the radio.
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:28 PM   #4
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The Jensen radio says it supports internet radio, but you need to buy an additional converter - which is very hard to find ( sort of obsolete ) and very expensive. I use a regular Serius/XM car kit radio, input the signal into the radio antenna ( XM has piece that you put in the antenna connection - antenna connection easily found under the removable panel over the radio). I also just put the antenna on the dash - sometimes you have to move around as you change direction, but not often)

Being cheap, I share the same XM radio between house and several cars- using a separate house/car kit for each....
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Old 07-12-2016, 06:40 PM   #5
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The Jensen radio says it ....
No Jensen in 2016/2017 Axis/Vegas units. It has the Axxera radio.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:12 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone at least now I have a clue where to start.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:31 PM   #7
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I have a mobile Sirius unit. ran the antenna up around the A pillar up through the air vent, antenna must point south to get a decent reception.
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:34 PM   #8
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Thanks just got home with the Axis. Right now I have other issue with the Axis.
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Old 07-18-2016, 02:53 PM   #9
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Thanks just got home with the Axis. Right now I have other issue with the Axis.
So Mike,
What is going on with the new Axis? This is a great place to discuss any issues you may have. Some are easy self-fixes and others may not be.
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:47 PM   #10
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When we first got our coach I got Sirius, and a satellite receiver with car kit and plugged it into the AUX port on the Axxera radio. However, I have since let the subscription expire. I have found that it is cheaper and just as good to stream iHeart Radio from my iPhone using Bluetooth to the Axxera radio.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:09 AM   #11
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Sirius XM Radio

I have had an old XM2Go portable unit that I usually have in my shop hooked up to a small converter with separate speakers. I kept the automotive antenna hookup and just ordered a new car cradle on Ebay. I hooked it up to the aux-in on the Axerra and it seems to work. Not sure how the antenna that I placed on the dash will work. I may end up moving that around. Still nice to have and didn't have to buy another unit subscription.
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Old 05-02-2017, 08:43 PM   #12
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I have a 2016 Thor Ace 29.4 with the AV614BH Axxera. I've been told that a receiver/antenna would work with this system. I already have Serius XM on my Kia that I will be towing. I plan on having Best Buy install it.
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Old 05-03-2017, 03:26 AM   #13
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I have a 2016 Thor Ace 29.4 with the AV614BH Axxera. I've been told that a receiver/antenna would work with this system. I already have Serius XM on my Kia that I will be towing. I plan on having Best Buy install it.
Why do you want to spend any money on the installation? It is just a straight forward plug and play thing. The only real decision you have to make is where to place the antenna and how to route it out of sight.
I put my antenna in a overhead compartment and run the wire behind the a pillar cover. It was less than an hour of work to do this.
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