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Kistler 12-12-2003 04:05 PM

CD player option? in 2002 Classic w/Sony
I was a little disappointed that the 25' 2002 Classic did not have a CD player built-in. It has a tape player and radio AND it is really hard for me to figure out. :)

Was the CD player/changer an option? Can I add it after market easily? I think it is a Sony system......can't find the book here at home; must be in the trailer in storage.

Do any of you have this system with a CD player?

85MH325 12-12-2003 04:36 PM


if it's a standard automotive stereo install, they're very easy to replace. The AM/FM cassette in my '94 was bad when I bought it. I replaced it in about 30 mins with a new Sony AM/FM/CD player.


john hd 12-12-2003 04:53 PM


roger is right, not a bad job at all.

my '92 had a am/fm cassette that i replaced with a no name am/fm/cd from target. less than 100 bucks.

the wiring is very simple if you follow the instructions and look in your manual for the color codes.

another advantage to changing it out is to get the new mounting system (yours may have this already). it is called a d.i.n. mounting and requires only two small pieces of metal to remove the unit, slid alongside the radio to release it.

that means that later on you can just slide your radio out and replace it with another.

plug and play.

you may want to check if you have this mounting system already installed. your change out may be as easy as sliding out the old and inserting a new radio. no wiring!


norbert 12-12-2003 09:30 PM

qoo qoo koo juu
you can do what you want in reason....i pulled the stock sony and replaced it with a Blaupunkt that is older than my rig...i also added a cooling is a cig socket so i can stick a sony cd add this a little crazy?...i dont know....i guess i cant now afford a new bp but the old one is pretty f****ng awesome as far as im concerned and my musical preference doesnt require a subwoofer....although.....:D :D

WayWard Wind 12-12-2003 09:42 PM

We have a 2002 (Bambi) which has the Sony radio/tape player setup. I went to Best Buy & bought the CD holder, which has a 10 CD capacity. The Radio was CD ready, just needed the CD unit, which plugs in the back of the radio. I would think that your unit is simular. I'll check tomorrow & see if I still have the box which would have the model #, etc. It works really great.

norbert 12-12-2003 09:46 PM

i bought one with an adapter that pluga into the cassette opening...relatively cheap...65 bucks with have spend another 7 bucks for a socket....

Silvertwinkie 12-12-2003 09:54 PM

Hey before running out to get a CD player, consider getting a good MP3 player (iPod) and then, you get a tape adapter that can plug your MP3 player of choice (iPod) into the coach. Some newer stereos even have a plug on the outside for an MP3 player (iPod).

FWIW, you can run out an buy a CD player, but why, you gotta lug all those CDs. With a good MP3 player (iPod) you can have thousands of songs any way you like it in a small footprint.

It's what I do....I buy songs from the iTunes music store for .99, get exactly the songs I like, add songs from CDs I have and there you have it, over 15 hours of music on my iPod which is something smaller than a Walkman and I plug it right into the factory installed Sony tape unit, hundreds if not thousands of songs without all the tapes and CDs

Just a thought.....

Did I mention that I have an iPod? ;)

norbert 12-12-2003 10:13 PM

hello mr mac...
since i am not on the cutting edge of technology... and i just bought this walkman.....i guess im stuck with it... not that i many songs do i need?...just plenty....white line fever....a sickness born deep in my soul....

thenewkid64 12-13-2003 07:53 AM

Another thing to think about if you are replacing the factory unit is that if you stay wit a Sony it should be plug compatible. No wiring, depending on how Airstream wired it in.

Also if you replace it with one that has a set of aux RCA inputs on the back, then you can use them to jack in anything. Ipod, DVD Player, Video game, Even the output from the TV.

apple 1 12-13-2003 08:17 AM

In 1996 when we ordered our trailer the standard unit was an AM/FM/Tape and the AM/FM/CD was a $500 option. The trailer came with the Sony am/fm/tape and two years later I replaced it with a Sony am/fm/cd which was on sale at local electronics store for $90. The units looked same however the plugs on the back were different, as a result I had to rewire the speaker connections.

norbert 12-13-2003 08:49 AM

just go out and get a 04 classic 34' with surround sound and probably have the gelt in your mattress.:D :D :D :D

Kistler 12-13-2003 09:17 AM

Veeery funny, Norbert! I really like A.E. Milliman's plan....but appreciate all the suggestions.


donnall 12-13-2003 01:45 PM

My 93 had a Sony AM/FM/Tape but it was shot. Audio shop replaced it in less than 30 min w/new AM/MF/CD player. Now just need more amp and big subwoffer.

If you guys are Allman Bro's fans they have a new CD that's great. May just be as good as anything they've ever done, and they've done some great music over the years. The title is "hittin the note"
Man i wish I could play like that !


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