Dashboard Pods

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 18:38
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I am thinking about buying a Dept of the Interior dashboard pod for my Series 2
Discovery. Can anyone offer an opinion, good or bad about these pods. Any replys
would be appreciated.
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Reply By: Richard D - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:35

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:35
I have one installed on my Disco 2 for about 6mths now and it has been very good. I have no complaints . In my small opinoin it is a very good product. Mind you I was worried when I first saw it but no probs.
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Follow Up By: sg - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:42

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 19:42
Thanks for your information Richard.
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Reply By: Richard D - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:06

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:06
One thing however , use heaps of silastic around the metal strips that connect from the UHF to the unit. Stops any chance of things moving at a later date. I have a Uniden GPS 105 installed and the owner of the Dept of the interior (Mike I seem to recall , cut the slot for me at no charge. I've bounced the thing over some pretty terribe turrain and nothing has moved.

I'm about to do the mandatory Cape York trip (2 July and have been been looking forward to it for years) and I reckon that the only thing I would do if I were to install it all over again is that I would change the supplied metal microphone holder to one of those $ 2 plastic jobs from Whithworths. I have the plastic version in my boat (1/2 cabin cruiser) and it's way better- doesn't rust - doesn't rattle. Feel like a jerk for not having done it in the first place.

My local Disco mechanic used to work in a workshop alongside the guy who owns the Dept of the Interior and reckons that you could not find a nicer guy who actually knows is product. I found him extremely accomodating.

Go for it, at least it saves tring to find another place for your radio in the limited space of the Disco.

Richard
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:39

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 20:39
I have one in my GU Patrol. Had no probs since installing it back in April. Dont have much weight hanging off it yet. Just a Garmin eMap on a RAM mount bolted into the side. works a treat.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:14

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 14:14
Looked at them on the website, but they look really tall.. how do you find it for seeing stuff.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:52

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:52
Bruce,

Vision is pretty good from my perspective.

When I get the truck back from the mechanic tomorrow, i'll take a few pics of my setup and email you if you want. I am about to jam a phone kit for my mobile on the driver's side A pillar. I'm not the tallest of people, but with the seat fully adjusted height-wise, vision is fine.

If you want the photos, let me know.

cheers,
Sam.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:38

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 11:38
yea sweet. I have roof console, but wanna do same as GQ with the GPS setup.

Lemme know when ya got some photos.
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 12:21

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 12:21
No worries. I was hoping to have the truck back yesterday, but am not getting it back until today. So will take some photos tomorrow at work. I've got the roof console in as well.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:04

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 11:04
Love mine, wanna get one for the GU
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Reply By: Redback - Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:13

Tuesday, Jun 06, 2006 at 15:13
Her's mine, it's $50 if you want it, got to better than $250 from DOI, the radio hole fits a GPS105 Uniden.


Baz.
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