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crackur
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Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:06 pm

I have 4 or so of these in my house. I asked the previous owners and they don't know either.
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Greg
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Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:51 pm

Overhead cold air return for the heater?
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crackur
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Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:25 pm

I have no idea since they don't do anything.

crackur
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Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:28 pm

I have no idea since they don't do anything.

ponch37300
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Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:28 pm

Is it just a cover or vent? Or is it a speaker? Have you taken the cover off to see? I've worked in a couple of older trailers that had speakers in the ceiling.


cmanningjr
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Sun May 01, 2016 7:01 am

Its a speaker.

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Greg
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Sun May 01, 2016 9:06 am

ponch37300 wrote:Is it just a cover or vent? Or is it a speaker? Have you taken the cover off to see? I've worked in a couple of older trailers that had speakers in the ceiling.
I forgot all about the older high end mobiles that had whole house stereo systems. a blast from the past!!

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crackur
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Sun May 01, 2016 11:49 am

I was thinking it was a speaker or speakers. I just don't know where the source is at. I'll have to explore more.

cmanningjr
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Sun May 01, 2016 3:45 pm

They used to put them in the kitchen area. Sometimes built in the cabinets.

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Sun May 01, 2016 4:31 pm

They used a radio/intercom usually in the kitchen. It may have been taken out by a previous owner if there was a problem with it. Look for a wall plate about 4"x 8" that looks like it is out of place.

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Steve S.
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Wed May 04, 2016 6:58 pm

I have these speakers in my 1985 Champion, still functional. Two in the master bedroom and two in the living room on opposite sides of the ceiling. The radio/cassette unit sits in the upper portion of a cabinet between the dining room and kitchen.

crackur
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Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:25 am

I'm still looking for something that would go to the speakers. I have a radio that is under the cabinet but it is not connected or wired to anything nor are they any places on the wall or under the cabinet I can find. I would really love to use these or replace and use them.

I also have 3 wires 2 in different places in the living room and one where I have my desk that looks like wires for speakers as well coming up from the floor.

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