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View Poll Results: How many of you use one or more of these types of electonics in your Jeeps?
CB 35 72.92%
Ham Radio 5 10.42%
Mobile- base Scanner 4 8.33%
Handheld scanner 2 4.17%
Satellite Radio 19 39.58%
Ipod 11 22.92%
Other 19 39.58%
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Old 04-15-2006, 05:56 PM   #1
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How many of you use one or more of these types of electronics in your jeeps?

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Old 04-15-2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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i have plans for at least three of those...does that count?!

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Old 04-16-2006, 06:31 AM   #3
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I use a CB for trails and traffic occasionally, I use my MP3 player for long trips, or a day on the trail, and I have a GPS unit that is mounted on the dash...
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i have plans for at least three of those...does that count?!

Which three?
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Which three?
CB, GPS, and mp3 player.
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Since I'm in the middle of designing an overhead console I'll add another question.

For those of you that own a GPS unit or are planning on purchasing one in the future, would an overhead security console designed to hold a GPS unit (along with your CB radio)be of interest?

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Old 04-16-2006, 07:29 PM   #7
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Hand Held CB (Great for spotting)
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Scanner (sometimes, CB has weather channels so I use the scanner less and less)
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would an overhead security console designed to hold a GPS unit (along with your CB radio)be of interest?
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Since I'm in the middle of designing an overhead console I'll add another question.

For those of you that own a GPS unit or are planning on purchasing one in the future, would an overhead security console designed to hold a GPS unit (along with your CB radio)be of interest?

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Only if you can make it convenient to see for both the passenger and driver, and can easily take out the GPS system to use as a handheld, or to dock on the computer...
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GPS, CB (euw), and a Ham (both permanent mobile and a handheld transceiver) - I'll be adding an amp, some speakers, and an MP3 player soon as I have no tunes right now (I'm skipping the flimsy head units alltogether)
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Since I'm in the middle of designing an overhead console I'll add another question.

For those of you that own a GPS unit or are planning on purchasing one in the future, would an overhead security console designed to hold a GPS unit (along with your CB radio)be of interest?

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Yes it would.
I am planning on the following

CB - will have to learn how to use. :o
MP3 & Sirrius
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What type of GPS unit does everyone have or planning on?
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I need a GPS my wife took my RB1

I let my wife borrow my RB1 gps 2 years ago and she is never going to give it back.

So this will be my next one

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I run a garmin GPSmap 60CS; I've loaded it with street maps for Arizona, as well as topographic outdoor maps. It's portable, mobile, does turn by turn directions perfectly, magnetic compass and barometer (great for camping), and has the maps an outdoorsman wants (not just street maps like most 'car' GPS' are limited to) so I absolutely love it. The new GPSmap 60CSx has the potential to load the entire US in maps on there due to the new expandable memory, in addition to having a more sensitive receiver
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I have CB, Mobile base unit for Fire Department(and many other channels) , XM radio, 6-disc changer mp3 player...... yeah I like electronics.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:24 PM   #16
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This what I'm working on at the moment:



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That is awesome. You really went all out on this. Will this fit between the bars of a Posion Spyder roll cage on a YJ? I see that you have some type of aftermarket roll cage. If you can post the dimensions, I can check myself, and does this hook on to the footman loop?
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:39 PM   #18
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dude, that is sweet...looks like its designed pretty well
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Old 07-13-2006, 07:13 PM   #19
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It's Approx. 24" X 9 5/8 to 9 3/4" wide. I say approx. because I'm working on different covers for it right now and it's going to depend on which one I settle on.

This model bolts to the spreaders of a front sportscage. I will be working on a longer version ( for those without a sports cage ) as soon as this one is finished.
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sounds cool
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i have one thing that rolls into 3 kinda, i have a laptop computer that i use in my jeep, it has mp3, gps, and in conjunction with my scanner i can pinpoint all the local city police, sheriff office, fire trucks, ambulances and any thing esle that put out there low frequency tracking devices its kinda fun really. and i am looking for a way to mount my laptop in my jeep, in my bronco i have a custom built stand that sits in front of the console, but there is no room for that in a jeep so was looking to either put it on the dash with a stap(but can only be used on trails), or to take out the passenger side airbag and just slide it in there. but i havent decided. any other suggestions.
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i am looking for a way to mount my laptop in my jeep, in my bronco i have a custom built stand that sits in front of the console, but there is no room for that in a jeep so was looking to either put it on the dash with a stap(but can only be used on trails), or to take out the passenger side airbag and just slide it in there. but i havent decided. any other suggestions.
http://www.jottodesk.us/

I use this in my truck(van) for work for toughbook laptop. The mount is pretty universal, I think it could bolt to the floor, the stand can be cut down for hight.
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why not install a monitor in the dash so the BIG laptop won't be in the way and you can use it while driving.
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Finished photogragh link:

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