Move radio to under cabinetA continuance of removing the radio from its original installed location in upper bed cabinet (aroundtoit). Our camper came with this radio/cd installed. I had previously removed the radio to free up the cabinet for storage (see Radio cabinet). Got around to reinstalling the radio. I put under the sink cabinet. Will be a lot easier/convenient to use.
As the radio is designed to flush mount I built a simple frame out of 1X2 to hang from cabinet. Radio slides in and is screwed thru front to it, has trim piece to cover screws. When radio is in frame the back corners hit wall so shouldn't pull the frame loose. The speaker wires and antena were more than long enough to reach.
The frame is sanded to match bottom of radio and round back edges so stuff on sink wont catch, hopefully. If I attached some paneling would accept a car radio later, with room for a small cd pocket. One plus to installing a better radio is having balance & fader controls. The existing speakers are individually wired but the radio only turns on or off as pairs, that alone would make for better sound. Actually I have a really nice 160 watt radio I was going to use but as this one only uses 12 watts decided to use it. Also note, the radio has its own in line fuse...which was buried behind the previously installed location. Had no idea. I can now reach it should it blow. Curious- so if your radio stops working....there may be a simple buried fuse blown.
New location, you can almost see the frame, and above right where radio used to be.
Wished I could say it sounded better, not that we actually use it much, but is easier to use. (And not setting in the shop waiting for a decision)