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Touchpad location

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by cef2lion, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. cef2lion

    cef2lion Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Installing a Meyers touchpad for my friends 07 2500. He had a joystick with the plow he sold and it had a bracket. Looking at the dash I don't see a good location to velcro the touchpad. All locations would have the touchpad facing down. Wondering if anyone had any suggestions? I thought about a bracket like the one the joystick used an just velcro the touchpad to the bracket.
     
  2. Briarpatch Joe

    Briarpatch Joe Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Mine isn't attached. I like it in my hand all the time
     
  3. Briarpatch Joe

    Briarpatch Joe Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    We are talking about the key pad!!!
     
  4. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    I always thought the whole point of the touchpad controls from the varoous manufacturers was to avoid drilling holes in your dashboard.
     
  5. Flipper

    Flipper PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,180

    There is a legstrap for it. When I had a truck with one though , I used the joystick bracket with some velcro on it to give it a nice angle.
     
  6. Load-4

    Load-4 Junior Member
    Messages: 20

    you can also make a strap with about $5.00 worth of velcro and nylon webbing from any craft or fabric store. That also gives you some options if you vary the length. On my F-250, with its bench seat, I was able to attach the same strap to the seat right next to my leg. Be creative!
     
  7. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I saw this one on eBay yesterday and was thinking how unusual the location was. I don't think I would like it there. I have mine mounted to the dash to the left of the steering wheel for my Western V. I can move the plow with one hand and drive / change gears with the other. I don't think I would like serching for mine on the seat. I'm always jumping in and out of the truck, so a strap to my leg would be out. JMO.

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  8. Stuffdeer

    Stuffdeer Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    I like that mount. Drive with the right, and change gears with right. Rest left on rest and change the plow around.
     
  9. GL&M

    GL&M Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 223

    I glued 2 strips of velcro on mine and stuck on the seat next to me.
     
  10. victoryrider

    victoryrider Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    I used a "PANA-VISE" cell phone mount on mine. it works great as it can be adjusted for the best location and I can run it with my left hand while my arm is resting on the arm rest. DSCN0647 800x600.JPG

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