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Old 11-24-2014, 01:30 PM   #41
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If you are thinking of getting the Jensen JHD910BT radio, it cannot use an enclosure similar to the one shown by Charlie Y in his photo...
Good point - the part of the Jensen AWM914 linked by Bobbito which sticks into the cabinet fits within the DIN-1 size, but the front part overlaps the face of the cabinet beyond the DIN opening, so it won't go flush into a DIN-1 housing. The JHD910BT won't fit a DIN housing at all.

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My JHD910BT radio is mounted flush with the face of the overhead cabinets. The radio is quite small and protrudes only a small amount in front of the cabinets.
The AWM914 has a smaller face height than the JHD910BT but is wider and protrudes into the cabinet about 3 inches; it is much deeper than the JHD910BT.
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I'm really happy with my Alpine setup. Remote comes in handy. I plugged a BT transmitter into the pre-amp outputs on the rear to use my portable BT speakers.

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I'm trying to figure out where you are fishing that you have FM reception and that the weather matters that much.
I like to camp at Harmon, Kane Lakes near Merritt and I don't get AM or FM at camp. I can get cell reception at certain locations near my site. I also get Sirius/XM, but they don't do weather to my knowledge.
If I look up Environment Canada weather for Rock Creek, I get a report from Osoyoos weather station, which is an hour away.
I just open the door to the trailer and look around, and go back to bed.
We fish the Merritt, Kamloops, 100 Mile House and Chilcotin lakes, and can't remember a time we couldn't at least get the local CBC FM station. Possibly they have more towers or the signals get around the peaks better. It concerns me when you say that you don’t easily get FM in your trailer in the mountains. Is your radio the standard ETI unit? I believe their current unit is a Magnadyne M3800BT (an automotive product).
Not everyone is as anal as we are about the weather, but the storms blow up very quickly. We have been caught a long ways from our dock/campsite and endured frightening ordeals. Also, on the last few days of a trip we may leave a day early if staying another day means packing up in the rain.
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All my radios ( see photo ) are permanently set to CBC Radio One.
I use my Sirius satellite radio to get CBC when I can't get a decent signal ( Skagit River, for instance ).
Also have iTunes on the iPhone that works well with a JBL Bluetooth speaker. Have iPod Classic and a dock for it too.
Have a 7" DVD player and a 15" LCD TV under the bed ( at the back where I can't reach it, much less see it ).

I don't have extra insulation. Radio picks up just fine inside at home in North Van.
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If you are thinking of getting the Jensen JHD910BT radio, it cannot use an enclosure similar to the one shown by Charlie Y in his photo (below). I also have the JHD910BT radio and it looks like this:

My JHD910BT radio is mounted flush with the face of the overhead cabinets. The radio is quite small and protrudes only a small amount in front of the cabinets. Reace supplied and installed an antenna that is built into the walls of the trailer.
I see that a lot of people have had their FM antenna mounted on the roof, as it was on our previous trailer. From what I have read, height and orientation are important to FM antennas. Also, as we will be getting the extra insulation I worry about it impeding a within wall placement. For me, after reading articles on the internet, the jury is still out on the brand of antenna. Maybe some of the electrical whizzes can shed light on this OR if someone has experience using the standard ETI antenna in mountainous areas it might be enough.


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If you are thinking of getting the Jensen JHD910BT radio, it cannot use an enclosure similar to the one shown by Charlie Y in his photo (below). I also have the JHD910BT radio and it looks like this:

My JHD910BT radio is mounted flush with the face of the overhead cabinets. The radio is quite small and protrudes only a small amount in front of the cabinets. Reace supplied and installed an antenna that is built into the walls of the trailer.
I see that a lot of people have had their FM antenna mounted on the roof, as it was on our previous trailer. From what I have read, height and orientation are important to FM antennas. Also, as we will be getting the extra insulation I worry about it impeding a within wall placement. For me, after reading articles on the internet, the jury is still out on the brand of antenna. Maybe some of the electrical whizzes can shed light on this OR if someone has experience using the standard ETI antenna in mountainous areas it might be enough.


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All my radios ( see photo ) are permanently set to CBC Radio One.
I use my Sirius satellite radio to get CBC when I can't get a decent signal ( Skagit River, for instance ).
Also have iTunes on the iPhone that works well with a JBL Bluetooth speaker. Have iPod Classic and a dock for it too.
Have a 7" DVD player and a 15" LCD TV under the bed ( at the back where I can't reach it, much less see it ).

I don't have extra insulation. Radio picks up just fine inside at home in North Van.
Thanks for clarifying what your radio is. I thought you might have the ETI stereo. I don't think the portable unit can compete with an automotive or marine unit on FM range, so I plan to spring for a more permanent and more expensive unit.

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Good point - the part of the Jensen AWM914 linked by Bobbito which sticks into the cabinet fits within the DIN-1 size, but the front part overlaps the face of the cabinet beyond the DIN opening, so it won't go flush into a DIN-1 housing. The JHD910BT won't fit a DIN housing at all.


The AWM914 has a smaller face height than the JHD910BT but is wider and protrudes into the cabinet about 3 inches; it is much deeper than the JHD910BT.
I take it you mean the Jensen unit would not fit into an ETI enclosure like Charlie Y’s. I’m leaning toward the standard ETI install, a Magnadyne M3800BT. I gather that they could install this in their enclosure like the Alpine unit Charlie Y installed in his Escape 21.
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I'm really happy with my Alpine setup. Remote comes in handy. I plugged a BT transmitter into the pre-amp outputs on the rear to use my portable BT speakers.

Amazon.com : Alpine CDESXM145BT Advanced Bluetooth CD / SiriusXM Receiver : Automotive
Iím guessing that substituting the Alpine unit for the Magnadyne cost a bit more. Why the Alpine? Iím interested.
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I take it you mean the Jensen unit would not fit into an ETI enclosure like Charlie Yís.
Right, it does not appear that either of those Jensens would fit the enclosure shown.

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Iím leaning toward the standard ETI install, a Magnadyne M3800BT. I gather that they could install this in their enclosure like the Alpine unit Charlie Y installed in his Escape 21.
Right, the M3800-BT is described by Magnadyne as "single DIN", so my guess is that it mounts like common car stereo and would fit the enclosure. The Magandyne site is very short on details (no manuals, not even a photo) so that's hard to confirm.
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