Sunday, December 6, 2009


On Tuesday, I had my mechanic change the fuel filter, which had not been changed since August 2007. He also put on four new hose clamps, and replaced about one foot of fuel line.

Caravan odometer = 173,043 miles

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

CD Receiver

Last week, I installed an Alpine CDE-102 CD receiver in my caravan. Goodbye, factory stereo with cassette player. I don't think it's as nice as my old Alpine (CDM-9803), but I'll be damned if I have to listen to AM/FM radio one more minute. The CDE-102 offers front-panel USB and auxiliary inputs, which I probably won't be using.

RMS Power Output is 18 watts, with a Peak Output of 45 watts.
RMS Power Bandwith is 20-20kHz.
FM Sensitivity is 9.3 dBf, with 12 FM Presets and 6 AM Presets.
CD Frequency Response is 5-20kHz, and CD Signal-to-Noise is 105 dB.

Caravan odometer = 172,999 miles