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  1. I looked under my truck today. The camera cable is RG-58, 50 ohm coax. If I had damage to the connector I would just replace it with a compression F connector. Direct TV uses these outdoors in all US climate zones. Put in a splitter and you can have jacks for your 5th wheel and on your bumper. I would cut off the camera plug and replace wi a F connector as well. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Has anyone used their CTS2 with their 2020 Sierra 2500 HD Duramax? I plugged mine in and it didn’t work (couldn’t get past the yes / no disclaimer screen). I sent it in and they replaced the touch screen but I wanted to check if anyone else has theirs working before I try again. Thanks Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. It looks like that is coaxial cable, not triaxial. They could send power and signal on the same cable. Just like they do with Direct TV satellite dishes. It makes aftermarket cameras more difficult... If you know any Ham Radio operators one of them could probably crimp or solder a different connector (maybe a SMA)? You would need to do this on both the truck end and camera end. Search for RG58 SMA connector on You Tube there is a video that shows how to install a crimp on connector if you have the Hex crimper. If you were in Phoenix I could install the connectors in a few minutes, there is bound to be someone that could do it in your area. When I have time I will see how much extra coax there is under the truck. If there’s a little slack it would be easy to cut the coax and put connectors on both ends. I could add a set of camera jacks in the bed for a fifth wheel or gooseneck. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. I had a Bedslide on my Cadillac EXT but switched to Slide Master for my 2016 GMC Denali HD. I had one of the all-aluminum ones. I think they are better built than the Bedslide. I will be getting another for my 2020 AT4 HD, so far I think maybe a 1500 lb model. www.slide-master.com I needed a spacer for the 2016 but have only had the 2020 a couple of days and haven’t looked if the multi-pro is flatter than the earlier year tailgate. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Another great option would be the ability to have the side mirror view on the 8 inch display when the turn signals are on and there is no trailer hooked up. I had this set up on my 2016 HD 2500 with the Aftermarket cameras and I think it works better than the blind spot sensors (especially if your wife is watching the screen!). Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  6. I just bought a 2020 Sierra 2500 HD AT4. Is there a part number that will let me order the knee bolster, switch assembly and fuse block kit or do I need to order these separately? Also is the bolster the same part number as the 2019 1500 as in the eBay link? I would use these switches to power a ham radio or two, maybe some auxiliary lighting and relays to power a air compressor. Thanks! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. I have one of those with the 2.5 inch shank. It works really well for me because I have a couple trailers with different heights and it’s quick and easy to adjust. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. Post #5 is before and after pics of mine Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  9. I really like the system. I did a write-up on the Silverado-Sierra forum about doing the install myself. Short version; it wasn’t that hard following the directions combined with the YouTube video. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  10. The antenna mount looks really nice. I forgot to mention that the radio faceplates look crooked in the pictures but are “square” to the drivers viewpoint if I need to glance at them. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  11. I would tie into the trailer plug circuit and use the reverse power from there. Center pin on your 7 pin connector. Oops! Sorry, just reread your post. I don’t know how much current they supply but a small relay would be easy and cheap to implement. Use the cargo circuit to trigger the relay. Get the power from the 7 pin circuit. There will be plenty of amps for lights. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  12. I have the Rostra version with the two mirror cameras, front grill camera and wireless trailer camera (you choose which rear view camera in a menu). Sine the Rostra and the Intellihaul systems are integrated with the in dash Nav radio they utilize the factory plugs with a new male and female connection. They don’t read a voltage on the turn signal circuit, they monitor the vehicle computer communication and switch the cameras based on that. I know there are different software versions needed for Chevy Vs GMC as I was sent a Chevy version by mistake which didn’t work correctly until the GMC version was installed. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  13. I mounted the control head of my Icom 5100 where the sunglass holder is. I can remove it and close the sunglass door as the Ram mount is quick to remove. The Kenwood TS 480 control head is mounted with another Ram mount in the large cavity in front of the cup holder. I originally had mounted my CTS Edge there but didn’t like it that low so I moved it near the drivers A pillar handle and mounted the radio head here. The auto-tune panel for the screwdriver antenna is tucked away in the console map pocket unless I’m using the Kenwood ( I stick a piece of Velcro on the dash and stick it on there). I ran the control cable above the headliner from the radio in the back seat. The power in the overhead console has a very small wire so I ran a larger one to power my dash cam. The power for the radios came from the upfitter plug by the driver side kick panel. I ran the coax in the cab through a hole I drilled near the rear seat cabin vent. If you run the coax through the vent the rubber flap will never close. I hope I was able to give you a few ideas. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
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