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Old 06-16-2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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What do you do with all the electronics?

I constantly struggle with all the electronics that clutter my center console. We have the rear camera monitor for the trailer, the tire pressure monitor, my smart phone and brake controller. I purchased a off the shelf basket that happens to fit perfectly in the console compartment in our 2019 GMC 3/4 ton truck. I put a foam bottom and used velcro on the back sides of each device to attach them to the sides of the plastic basket. I am not sure if the photo is attached, but the picture I took doesn't show my smart phone because I used it to take the photo, but it fits immediately to the left of the rear camera monitor. All of those devices with the basket fit within the compartment in the console when not using them. Streamlines the mess and keeps everything visible and accessible when necessary. We have the GPS from the phone synched to the scree on the truck so I don't need to look at it on the phone when driving. The tire pressure monitor gives an audible signal if the pressure exceeds certain parameters, but I frequently glance at the rear camera on the trailer to see if traffic is following or backing up behind me or about to pass. i also don't want all of those devises cluttering my dash or obscuring my vision ahead. What do you use?
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Old 06-16-2020, 08:08 AM   #2
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I have my phone sitting there, but everything else is displayed through the built in display on my 2020 Silverado.
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Old 06-16-2020, 08:43 AM   #3
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I decided I didn't want anything stuck to the windshield.
My GPS sits on the dash on a beanbag holder. The GPS is also the monitor for the back up camera. (Garmin RV 770 and BC-30) The TPMS is very important, so that monitor uses a cup holder mount and a Ram arm. The phone is only for entertainment, connected via Bluetooth to the truck radio, so it just lays in the console.

I'm considering running a second GPS, my old one. The RV 770 gave up traffic with the camera, and my old one has a "detour" feature.
It will probably just lay on the console.
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Old 06-16-2020, 08:49 AM   #4
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I made a mount from Lexan that bolts to an articulating arm/mount. That is bolted to a metal cage by a company called Builtright industries (Matt is a great guy) that is designed for the dash tray of Ford F series trucks. I have my rear camera monitor and tire pressure monitor up on the dash when towing (stowed in the arm rest compartment when not). And our cell phones live in the cup holders or pockets. I also wired up an 12v cigarette outlet and a usb plug under the cage so there are no wires dangling over the stock screen
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:01 AM   #5
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Regarding the TST tire monitor I just leave it laying on the console in front of the shift lever. It will sound off if the parameters are out of range then you can look at the settings. No need to see it all the time just another distraction.


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Old 06-16-2020, 09:02 AM   #6
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I decided I didn't want anything stuck to the windshield.
My GPS sits on the dash on a beanbag holder. The GPS is also the monitor for the back up camera. (Garmin RV 770 and BC-30) The TPMS is very important, so that monitor uses a cup holder mount and a Ram arm. The phone is only for entertainment, connected via Bluetooth to the truck radio, so it just lays in the console.

I'm considering running a second GPS, my old one. The RV 770 gave up traffic with the camera, and my old one has a "detour" feature.
It will probably just lay on the console.
What arm/mount is that? Looks like a great solution.
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We did the ProClip Brackets (proclipsua.com) work perfectly. Got the idea from Airstream Nerds
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Old 06-16-2020, 09:55 AM   #8
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What arm/mount is that? Looks like a great solution.
Thanks. It's a combination of Ram and other parts. I just stuck with a 1" ball mount. The arm comes longer, but it's just PVC so I cut it to where I felt it needed to be. The cup holder is:
https://www.amazon.com/Beverage-Drin...motive&sr=1-11
I tried the one with the rubber wings first, and it's not sturdy enough
The arm is:
https://www.gpscity.com/ram-mount-pl...-1-inch-socket
The mount on the back of the monitor was the hardest.
It's called a 4 prong Amps mount, and looks to fit the monitor, but...it needs a little sanding of the prongs.
https://www.arkon.com/product/SP20MM...t-adapter.html
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I made a mount from Lexan that bolts to an articulating arm/mount. That is bolted to a metal cage by a company called Builtright industries (Matt is a great guy) that is designed for the dash tray of Ford F series trucks. I have my rear camera monitor and tire pressure monitor up on the dash when towing (stowed in the arm rest compartment when not).
Outstanding!
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Old 06-16-2020, 10:10 AM   #10
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Thanks. The Voyager is pretty good. The image quality isn’t anything amazing but it’s super helpful to know what’s going on around you/when passing. My buddy has the voyager with the smaller screen and I definitely prefer the larger screen.
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:43 AM   #11
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Have you had any problem syncing the Voyager? Mine worked great at the dealer but not since. I think Bluetooth is the problem but frustrating.
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Old 06-16-2020, 11:47 AM   #12
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I followed the instructions to pair the monitor and camera and all worked fine. I don’t remember the exact process but remember it’s designed to get power when the running lights are turned on.
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Old 06-16-2020, 03:06 PM   #13
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Great idea

We have a 2018 GMC 3/4 ton so weíll look for a similar basket. I currently set the rear camera on the far right side of the windshield. One trip and Iíll be trained to look down. Great spot for the tire monitor and phones. My question is, how do I sync my phone gps to the truck screen. My truck has the factory gps that isnít as accurate as the iPhone. Thanks. Chris
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Old 06-16-2020, 04:12 PM   #14
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Sync

reading my mind...same question: how do you sync phone GPS to truck screen?

Awesome info!

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Old 06-17-2020, 07:37 AM   #15
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Have everything on the windshield, but not happy with that. Plan on putting a piece of thick plastic in the tray located above the dash in my F-150 XLT. Will use suction cups on that plastic rather than glass.

And for some reason, I got interference between my TPMS and the Voyager rear video camera. I moved the TPMS to the far right side of the windshield (have the Voyager screen mid-windshield) and that solved the problem. Will need to keep the TPMS over there I guess...
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Old 06-17-2020, 08:32 AM   #16
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I have a android phone and use the app android auto to sync phone to monitor. Works great.


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How about TURN EM OFF AND PUT EM AWAY when driving?

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Old 06-22-2020, 08:24 PM   #18
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I just added a TST system before our trip to Colorado and used Velcro to hold the display in place. I prefer to have the Voyager display on the windshield so I donít have to look down to check it. Just glance at it before changing lanes along with the mirrors and Iím good to go.

Also, I can see the TSP display scroll through the four trailer tires as we go. The RAM has a slot to hold two cell phones, one has wireless battery charging below the radio plus the 12Ē display is great for navigation. Apple CarPlay/Android Auto lets you split the screen into two cards if you want. Happy with the setup so far.
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