We are currently in the process of restoring our camper and one of the new features that I want to add which they did not have in 1969 is a connection for an iPod. I am not sure how I would go about this, but I would also like to be able to plug it in and be able to recharge it while its plugged in.
Has anyone done this or know where I can find information about doing this? Thanks fellow campers.
Craig & Lisa
Hi there John. I will have to go check out some of those places to see what they have.
I guess what I am trying to do is build a docking station into the wall of my camper. Then I can slip the iPod into its charging base and then play through speakers I wire into the camper. I want it to be able to blend in with the interior and be very unobtrusive in its appearance.
I am not into my music as much as you are that's for sure, but that is also very cool that you are. It sounds like you have one impressive collection John.
Thanks for the ideas John.
Theres one product called "I Home" with a dock and speakers. NOTE if you want to spend the big bucks you will not believe the sound that comes out of the Bose system wowwwwwwww
Im not aware of any stand alone docks only (that you could custom build in), they usually have FM AM and/or speakers etc. The small 1/8 mini stereo jack on top the I Pod can, of course, feed the sound to your own stereo system input while the regular bottom I POd connector is what sends the audio to devices like I Home etc
Best Buy or Circuit City or Freys Electronics or Radio Shack etc can fix you right up
I wont live long enough to listen to all 500 of the hour long Lux Radio Theatre Presents old time radio shows (or the other 6100 lol) but it was fun collecting them on my I Pod. And now I subscribed to Net Flix to watch classic films of the 30' through 50's via my computer to TV when Im on the road geeeeeeeeeee theres hundfreds of them to watch now lol
Gotta Love RV life on the open road
Ol John T
One of my daughters has the iHome and then we have a dock with speakers and radio that we use as our alarm clock.
Your ideas sent me off in the right direction I think because I found something on amazon that I think just might work.
I thought about making some room in the cabinet above the dinette and then putting two speakers wired into the bottom of that cabinet. With this docking station it looks like I can charge my iPod and run a speaker jack out of it to listen to the music.
I could hide the iPod in the center of the cabinet and then have the music piped out of the cabinet which s centrally located in the camper. Take a look at this link and let me know what you think. Apparently it has a cable so you can connect it to your TV as well to watch videos on your iPod. Plus it seems to be a relatively inexpensive option as well.
It sure is hard roughing it with all of those movies and videos at your fingertips isn't John. :o)
Have a great day.