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Old 09-01-2015, 09:19 PM   #1
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Hello everyone.

Family affair is back in production. we had to cancel and then move....but we are back at it.

We are wanting to have the stereo installed, has anyone had one installed and only used Bluetooth speakers?

Or do you have Escape installed speakers and bluetooth models?

Thanks for the advice

Don and Brenda
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Hello everyone.

Family affair is back in production. we had to cancel and then move....but we are back at it.

We are wanting to have the stereo installed, has anyone had one installed and only used Bluetooth speakers?

Or do you have Escape installed speakers and bluetooth models?

Thanks for the advice

Don and Brenda
We use both. The trailer has Alpine speakers installed fore and aft, and I use a Bluetooth transmitter plugged into the earphone jack on the stereo to talk to a Bluetooth Sony speaker box we use on the picnic table outside the camper. Nice thing about the remote Btooth speaker is it has it's own volume control so we can listen without disturbing neighbors.
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I carried a Jambox Bluetooth speaker in the trailer for approximately 3 years and never used it to listen to music outside, so I gave it to my son in law who wanted one. Generally, I listen inside, and I think I would rather have the fixed speakers ETI installs rather than a Bluetooth which would have to be stored when traveling to keep it from bouncing around, or needing to be charged when one decides to use it and the battery is dead. I did, however, install a Bluetooth module on the stereo as the Jensen ETI installs is not Bluetooth capable. It allows us to stream our music collection to the stereo from an iPod. But I would think the real answer to your question lies in your intended use and your listening habits.
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Charlie - do you plug the Bluetooth transmitter into the audio port on the front of the Jensen stereo or is it more complicated than that?
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Charlie - do you plug the Bluetooth transmitter into the audio port on the front of the Jensen stereo or is it more complicated than that?
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I don't have the Jensen, you'd need to use the earphone output jack if that's on the front. I use the pre-amp output channels on my Alpine, but it's basically the same thing. Note you need a Bluetooth transmitter, not a receiver. Similar to this: Amazon.com : Bluetooth Transmitter, TaoTronics Wireless Portable Transmitter (Connected to 3.5mm Audio Devices, Paired with Bluetooth Receiver. TV Ears, Bluetooth Dongle, A2DP Stereo Music Transmission) : Electronics
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Charlie - do you plug the Bluetooth transmitter into the audio port on the front of the Jensen stereo or is it more complicated than that?
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Jan, the Jensen has output lines in the back which you can use for a Bluetooth transmitter. They are stuffed inside the cover. Have are ace expose them at pickup time. They have RCA plugs. Most BT transmitters have a mini-headphone plug. You will need an adapter to go from RCA to mini. Most likely available on Amazon. You could probably send the parts to ETI and have them install it during the build. Would probably take 10 minutes tops.
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We rarely used the installed stereo in our trailer, as we are not in their often. Pretty sure I would opt for a portable option if I were to do it again.

When camping I mostly use my smart phone, which has about 8,000 songs on it, and play it through a bluetooth receiver connected to my Milwaukee construction radio, which uses the batteries of one of my cordless sets. It is often on during the day while we play bocce or other games, or are just sitting around imbibing in cocktails. During the evening we are usually on guitars, though when we are not, often have some tunes in the background.

Keep in mind, we don't generally do RV campgrounds, where I would respect other campers when playing music.
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