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Old 05-20-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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Where do you put it all?

All the meat accessories are starting to add up and I'm running out of room on the dashboard.

A backup/observation camera and cell phone mount that doubles as a dash cam pretty much take up all the space I have in my truck without obstructing view. Want to add a TPMS but am now wondering where to place the monitor.

Would be nice if everyone got together and made modules that were the same size that would fit in an overhead console, like above the visor.

How have others addressed this issue. If I had a motor home with a 1/4 ace dash it would be a lot easier but I own a pickup.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:29 PM   #2
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I took some advice from others on the forum, and my observation display is rubber banded to my rear view, so no extra space taken up. The phone for gps is just above the radio. Havenít gotten TPMS, but figure I could put the monitor on the left side by my A pillar.
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:35 PM   #3
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Scanguage II and Trax3 monitors are small. They are on dash next to driver's door window. Garmin GPS goes in middle of dash on a dash mount. TPS monitor will go anywhere, it's not wired unless needing charged. I usually set it down in the console storage where I can see it when I need to.

Two DIC displays on truck anyway, built in.

Observation camera goes on a Ram Suction Cup mount on top of driver's door window.

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Old 05-20-2018, 08:16 PM   #4
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I took some advice from others on the forum, and my observation display is rubber banded to my rear view, so no extra space taken up. The phone for gps is just above the radio. Havenít gotten TPMS, but figure I could put the monitor on the left side by my A pillar.
I considered the rear view mirror but didn't care for the hanging wires. The a-pillar already has a tyranny temp gauge and soon to have a differential temp gauge "partner" although I may just buy another sensor and install a switch that let's me toggle back and forth.
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:46 PM   #5
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You might consider Velcro on the face of the dash. I do this for my TPMS and cell phone.
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The cell mounts right of the steering wheel high on the dash.
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You might consider Velcro on the face of the dash. I do this for my TPMS and cell phone.
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Old 05-21-2018, 01:24 PM   #7
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In my MH the backup camera is instead of the rear view mirror. The dashcam is suctioned behind the bu camera. The gps is suctioned just above the dash and the tpms is on the dash next to it.Click image for larger version

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My cellphone is hands free thru the truck audio system with Bluetooth. The GPS is built in to the truck navigation system. The TMPS is for the trailer is a Bluetooth AP on the cellphone and the TMPS for the truck is part of the truck accessory system. So I have nothing on my dashboard.

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My wife got in MH this weekend and said when are you going to stop adding toys to the dash after I just installed the EEZ TPMS monitor, I cannot use the suction on my dash since it isn't a smooth surface, So I decided to mount it on table between wife and I. We will see if it stays and how many times we knock it off.


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All the meat accessories are starting to add up and I'm running out of room on the dashboard.

A backup/observation camera and cell phone mount that doubles as a dash cam pretty much take up all the space I have in my truck without obstructing view. Want to add a TPMS but am now wondering where to place the monitor.

Would be nice if everyone got together and made modules that were the same size that would fit in an overhead console, like above the visor.

How have others addressed this issue. If I had a motor home with a 1/4 ace dash it would be a lot easier but I own a pickup.
My cameras (all 4 of them, truck reverse, 5'er rear view, truck tub/hitch view or look-up-at-the-trees-scratching-the-nose-cone view, truck front looking back-n-down-the-side clearance view) feed into my 7" screen radio (with GPS) via one of the video inputs and managed by a rotary selector I installed in the dash.

My TPMS monitor is suckered to the windscreen on the passenger side facing my navigator and on-road systems data monitor (DW), a Garmin GPS is suckered to a flat disk attached to the top of the dash to act as very visible and more accurate speed check with on-road and trip data readout, my current cell phone sits in the console connected via Blue-tooth to the radio, an old iPhone with all my travel music is hidden in the glove box connected via a cable to the radio, a USB stick holding PDF's of manuals and trip docs that can be read on the radio screen is in there too connected via the radio's USB cable, A dashcam is suckered to the windscreen next to the rear view mirror. The latest gadget just arrived, which may replace the Garmin, is a HUD-head-up display (in daylight I can't read the dials on my Chevy's dash) that sits flat on the dash in front of the driver. And I still have a clear unobstructed view across the windscreen.
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