Ducato – PVC Radio/Camera options?

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  1. Vanman

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    Hi again – I’m planning to order a new 5.5m PVC at the NEC in October and will get it pre-wired for ‘stuff’ so that it doesn’t need pulling apart and risking warranty … not sure what to do about the radio though. Should I just bite the bullet and let the Dealer fit one, if so which one? Am I better with a separate reversing camera screen, or one built in to the radio? I’m liable to want a half decent radio so that I can play music from my laptop/phone. Any thoughts and recommendations? Thanks.
     
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    Most dealers will throw a decent DAB radio in with the deal.
    Personally I think a separate monitor is best as I like to keep mine on all the time, and you can put the monitor higher up than the radio meaning that you don't need to look down as far.
     
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    This is going to get tricky, I want cheap extras, 20% off the price AND a free radio :eek: ;)
     
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    I actually have a separate system for split rear view/reversing clipped to the useless rear view mirror and the Pioneer system as well - best of both worlds.
     
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    I'm in the same boat, the dealer will fit one for £300 or do I get it done cheaper from Halfords. I didn't notice there wasn't a radio until after I'd paid the deposit. You win some you lose some.
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    Sounds spot on to me.:xgrin: I got the 20% but failed on the radio on the new van but I did get a trade of nearly what I paid for the current van so anything is possible.

    I have a Clarion double din unit that the reversing cameras feed into, I will be changing it to the new van.
     
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    Hi Lenny, where did you buy your radio and did they fit it?.
    Mickey.
     
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    Brought it online from ARS24 a big German retailer over a 100 quid cheaper than the UK it is a NE502X with dab, it was a couple of years ago so it has been superceeded, it has the IGO Primo satnav.
    I fitted it myself.
     
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    Thanks Lenny, my motorhome is only pre wired for a radio so I would need it fitted. I'm waiting to hear back from the dealer letting me know what's on offer. What I'd really like to know, if I bought and had a radio fitted by Halfords, would it void any warranty?. Appreciate any advice.
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    Don't see why it should effect the warranty I fit all sorts of things myself without any problems but I never buy from UK dealers.
    I wired my stereo into the leisure battery as the double din units draw a couple of amps. My mate had a low engine battery on his Carthago after accidentally left his on for over 24 hours.
     
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