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Old 08-03-2010, 07:55 AM   #15
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I, for one, would love to see your solution John as we have the same tow vehicles. Thanks in advance.
Hard to get good shots with a flash inside the truck, but here are some images of my setup.
  • One shot from the back seat is with only the TPS mounted and the GPS mount empty.
  • A second shot is with both GPS and TPS mounted.
  • The 3rd shot is of an empty mount. There is a hole in the top jaw that accepts the antenna on the TPS.
To mount something, just place it in the jaws and squeeze the psdded jaws. The button hanging down at the left of the mount releases the jaws when pressed, making it easy to remove the GPS/TPS from the mount.

I have a 2-socket cigarette-lighter adapter in the console and I have drilled a hole in the side of the console, out of sight. Both power cords are plugged in there and run hidden under the console as much as possible up to the dashboard. I have a little cable clamp there to keep the cords neat and handy.

When I park, I usually remove both instruments and hide them under the pad on the console that our cat rides on. Makes it a little less obvious to a thief.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:02 AM   #16
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Thanks John and 2Air for this. I'm heading to BestBuy to see what I can find prior to our trip out west this month. These postings were most helpful and I feel a better solution.
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:10 AM   #17
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I should have mentioned that there is a support leg on the back of the mount. It worked fine for the TPS, but it out the big GPS at a bad angle that reflected too much glare. I simply removed the support leg from the GPS mount and the angle came out just right.

BTW, the 7" Magellan works great in the truck. I always found previous smaller GPS units difficult to read at the distance from my eyes that they had to be mounted. The 7" unit not only has enough volume to be heard easily over the diesel, it is much more readable.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:32 PM   #18
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Wow!! Thanks for all of the ideas. I will post with what I go with.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:08 PM   #19
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Cosmotini - Wouldn't a good old large'ish "bean bag", like draftsmen used to use to hold down paperwork work perfectly?? Do they still sell those "bean bags" & if so, what kind of store would stock them?

My GPS suction cup doesn't want to "suck" & stay anymore, that and I'm shopping around for a good tire monitoring system, so I need a good dashboard solution for both.

Thanks to all who may know & share.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:50 PM   #20
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I went to the "Pressure Pro" sight to take a look as I really would love to have them. Which unit or whatever do most folks get? Besides the motorcycle it seems that one starts with the 6 wheel?...........Do you then mount them on the TV????......Thanks...Dennis
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:10 PM   #21
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I went to the "Pressure Pro" sight to take a look as I really would love to have them. Which unit or whatever do most folks get? Besides the motorcycle it seems that one starts with the 6 wheel?...........Do you then mount them on the TV????......Thanks...Dennis
Sure...you can put Pressure Pros on your tow vehicle as well...that would be 4 for the tow vehicle + how many ever wheels you have on your trailer...

Our Tacoma already has it's own built-in tire pressure monitoring system, so we only got Pressure Pros for the trailer. (By the way, Pressure Pros are better than the built-in system on the truck because our truck's system doesn't tell you which tire is low!)
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...My GPS suction cup doesn't want to "suck" & stay anymore, that and I'm shopping around for a good tire monitoring system, so I need a good dashboard solution for both...
there are replacement suction cups available...

and there are 'bean bag' things for the dash WITH suction cup centers...

whlle in bestbuy today i saw no less than 40 styles of mounts...

from 5-6 different vendors, and this one had a BUNCH of styles ...

http://www.bracketron.com/

cabellas has a CLOSEOUT/discount right now (in the closeouts room) on mounts from these guys...

http://www.ram-mount.com/
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in terms of TPMS some of us are using the hawkshead units discussed in these threads...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...ems-62214.html

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f42/...ers-54841.html

((and near the very END of this thread...))

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...tor-38023.html

-the h/h tpms provides pressures AND temperatures...

--the sensors have diy REplaceable batteries...

---the display is SMALL , some with a nice suction mount but will work with many gadget holders...

----everything is controlled by 3 buttons (in various combinations)

-----and the screen shows LOTS of tires all together (mine is showing 12 tires in use right now...)

------while the monitor makes noise when there are problems,

-------what i REALLY LIKE is the bright RED LED that flashes when significant deflations...

i'm generally satisfied with this system, especially the display, battery and pressure/temp features...

but the company/customer service is somewhat lackadaisical, in a canadian sorta way...

so i'm not WILDLY recommending them over others.

pricing is a TAD better than the other popular systems...

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM

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Thanks 2AIR......does one need the booster with the TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM system. My unit is 29' with F250 TV. I seem to like it cause the sensors are included and batteries are rebuildable. Thanks......Dennis
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hi dk'

not sure who really needs the booster, obviously LONGER rigs may.

i purchased the battery powered booster but didn't use it for the first week...

((stuff is returnable))

with a 34 and LONG f250 in REALLY REALLY COLD weather (8-15 degrees)...

the system occasionally 'lost' a tire or 2.

put a battery IN the booster and placed it INSIDE the stream front overhead locker...

and totally solved the lost signal issue.

(IF one were to get the WIRED booster,

it would be easy to install and mount INSIDE the lp tank cover.)

in warmer weather the signal may not have been weak but i kept the booster.

the display has a rechargeable battery

and AFTER 2-3 charges it seems to last 3-5 weeks in daily use.

as i recall the valve stem HEADS are a TINY bit lighter than the other major system too.

ken, hiho and i seem to be satisfied with this gear.
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the round 12v charger plug thing, FELL APART 2 weeks ago,

i emailed them and they sent me a new charger under warranty

(later went to radio shack and found generic chargers that are compatible)

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Old 08-05-2010, 05:37 PM   #25
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Well I bought an "AutoDashMount unit." $23.00 from a company called Accessory Power in Westlake Village, CA. It is
just what I need.
Thanks for all of your input.
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hi dk'...not sure who really needs the booster, obviously LONGER rigs may....ken, hiho and i seem to be satisfied with this gear....
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i've had mine for a while now, I'm pleased....
I bought the amp, cig outlet version. The only time I have needed it was when the truck was PARKED away from the 'stream...but then again - I don't have the 'road train' that 2air has...(mine is a standard bed Dodge with as 34' trayla)

I have had to wiggle the battery in one sensor a time or two, thats the only issue..I really like the temp feature.

Cost was really nice, replaceable batteries sealed the deal for me.

Back to the OP...TONS of sukshun mounts on the market 2 hold cell fones so we don't get talkin'-while-streamin' tickets...pick one...
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