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Geeps 04-15-2006 05:56 PM

Mobile Electronics
 
How many of you use one or more of these types of electronics in your jeeps?

khenderson 04-15-2006 10:05 PM

i have plans for at least three of those...does that count?! :rolleyes:

jeeperman 04-16-2006 06:31 AM

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...

amerijeep 04-16-2006 02:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by khenderson
i have plans for at least three of those...does that count?! :rolleyes:


Which three?

khenderson 04-16-2006 02:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amerijeep
Which three?

CB, GPS, and mp3 player.

Geeps 04-16-2006 05:44 PM

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?

thanks


Jim

Gerg 04-16-2006 07:29 PM

GPS
CB
Hand Held CB (Great for spotting)
XM Radio
Scanner (sometimes, CB has weather channels so I use the scanner less and less)

Nuthin 04-16-2006 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geeps
would an overhead security console designed to hold a GPS unit (along with your CB radio)be of interest?
thanks
Jim

Yup!

jeeperman 04-16-2006 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geeps
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?

thanks


Jim

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...

JeepCrawler98 04-16-2006 09:30 PM

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)

Beeker 04-17-2006 09:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Geeps
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?

thanks


Jim

Yes it would.
I am planning on the following

CB - will have to learn how to use. :o
MP3 & Sirrius
GPS

Geeps 04-17-2006 12:18 PM

What type of GPS unit does everyone have or planning on?

jeeptales 04-17-2006 12:48 PM

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


JeepCrawler98 04-17-2006 02:04 PM

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

hardy1531 04-17-2006 08:25 PM

I have CB, Mobile base unit for Fire Department(and many other channels) , XM radio, 6-disc changer mp3 player...... yeah I like electronics.

Geeps 07-13-2006 12:24 PM

This what I'm working on at the moment:

http://www.otrattw.com/DSCN3568.jpg

http://www.otrattw.com/DSCN3579.jpg

bluvikng 07-13-2006 01:14 PM

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?

mrbigjeep 07-13-2006 01:39 PM

dude, that is sweet...looks like its designed pretty well

Geeps 07-13-2006 07:13 PM

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.

mrbigjeep 07-13-2006 09:44 PM

sounds cool

mswilder 07-17-2006 02:49 PM

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.

NY94YJ 07-17-2006 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mswilder
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.

hardy1531 07-17-2006 05:26 PM

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.

Geeps 07-20-2006 10:58 AM

check out this one:

http://www.ram-mount.com/nodrillsystems/rampodiii.htm

Geeps 07-24-2006 04:07 PM

Progress shots:

http://www.otrattw.com/setup.jpg

http://www.otrattw.com/DSCN3608.jpg

Working on the paint job today and tomorrow.

Geeps 07-28-2006 02:12 PM

Finished photogragh link:

http://www.otrattw.com/Console%203-1.htm


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