F250 owners

Submitted: Friday, Oct 20, 2006 at 05:28
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Hi all,

would like to hear from any F250 owners that have installed a GME UHF in particular the 3200 model and where they placed it, also Tekonsha Prodigy brake controllers.

My choices are removing the ashtray and making a cover plate and inserting the UHF in there, perhaps some room also for some switches for Driving lights etc.

Or swaping out the double din stereo and getting a single din stereo to replace it and fit the UHF in its din sized bracket underneath. [which is what i did to my old 80s] more expense i dont want to incur though.

Or and its not one i perfer is to use the storage pocket in the dash, its too handy for doodads etc

Or Roof mounted console across the window?

Any idea's and photos would be appreciated, also any tips / suggestions on all things F250 also appreciated. email pics direct to ickbar@eftel.net.au

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Reply By: Black Cobra - Friday, Oct 20, 2006 at 13:04

Friday, Oct 20, 2006 at 13:04
G’Day Mick,

It looks like you have the beast back in the west and it looks like a nice truck. How do you find it after having a Landcruiser is it better or just different.

In regards to the place for the radio I am fitting a GME TX440 and originally I was going to install it in a roof console from Outback Storage but didn’t particularly like the radio up to my left side. I had to change my thinking because the 7” reversing drop down screen that I am getting fitted by sound in motion will not fit in this type console. Sound in Motion use a console from RONO consoles so I rang SIM and they gave me the number for RONO consoles in QLD. They do not sell the consoles here in the west. This console goes along the window and not down the centre of the roof like the Outback Storage one does.

I spoke with him and he actually designs the console to take the GME radios with its own slot so you don’t have to cut a hole in it after. It cost me I think $470 freighted to my doorstep in Perth. ARB are doing the fitting with the rest of the gear. Can’t say what it looks like as ARB have had the vehicle for about 4 weeks and as I am over here have not seen it yet.

I have put my Prodigy Brake Controller in that small open pocket that is in the dash near the ash tray I think, its out of the way and protected a bit and easy to reach.

If you can wait until December when I get back you can look at it. I do not have the phone number of RONO consoles with me but I think his web site is www.ronoconsoles.com.au

Hope the new truck goes well and look forward to seeing it in December.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Friday, Oct 20, 2006 at 21:20

Friday, Oct 20, 2006 at 21:20
Thanks Stewart

I can see a few coldies consumed as we crawl under and through each others trucks.

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Reply By: Silver and Tinks - Saturday, Oct 21, 2006 at 04:18

Saturday, Oct 21, 2006 at 04:18

We have mounted the 3200 in the pocket beside the ash tray and the brake controller on the underside of the pocket all looks very neat.

UHF wiring is invisible drilled a hole for wires in back of pocket.

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Follow Up By: NIK `N` OFF - Saturday, Oct 21, 2006 at 04:35

Saturday, Oct 21, 2006 at 04:35
Hi Scott,

Did you mount the UHF on hanger brackets or a slide in DIN bracket?

I was hoping to keep that pocket empty as i found it to be usefull.


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