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  1. Are you going to mount the bed camera on the interior of the shell and the rear view camera on the shark fin? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  2. Not enough time to try the HF rig in the truck yet. I installed 300 ft of hardline, rotor cable and relay wire in the trench between my hamshack and tower today. Here are a few pics of the VHF install, the HF rig could be installed the same way... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  3. W7GES - I installed a Kenwood 710 dual band. I ran power from the upfitter switch to my drivers rear under seat compartment. Antenna coax I routed from the stake pocket through a hole drilled under the rear seat. I used Seal Tite conduit for the coax. I mounted the head unit to a Ram mount on the dash tray above the infotainment screen. I can hook up my TS-480 sometime this week and let you know if I hear any RFI. I’ll also transmit and see if there is any problem with the truck... My 2016 2500 Duramax did not have issues but... there are lots of computers on these trucks and I hope this one is quiet on receive and trouble free on transmit. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  4. Thanks! I did most of the install. I bought the new knee bolster but decided to use it to make a template and just cut the hole for the switch. I ran the wire across the engine compartment and through the grommet. I didn’t get started until 5:30 and ran out of light. Tomorrow I will find the end of the wire under the dash, put it in the plug and then connect the battery end. It took me around two hours so far... The last 1/2 hour was spent searching for the power wire in the driver’s knee well. I should have given up and waited for daylight. It will also probably help to have a second person move the power wire while you’re under the dash so you can see it easier. I’m going to hook up a ham radio, an air compressor and eventually some extra lights. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  5. Can someone post a picture of where the small fuse box is mounted? My switch and harness arrived today. Thanks George
  6. I had one trailer that went through the process very quickly. When I tried to set up my second trailer a few weeks ago I was able to get both tires and temperatures to show as you mentioned in the original post but it would not save. I tried 5 or 6 more times over the last couple of weeks and had no luck. Yesterday I hooked the trailer up and took it to the tire shop I frequent. I tried one last time in the parking lot before going in to ask for help.... Both tire sensors connected quickly and saved to the profile. I left the trailer hooked up and ran a few errands and it worked all afternoon. I did delete the trailer profile and start over so that may have been the solution. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  7. I didn’t say Direct TV uses RG59 or RG58. I said they use F-connectors... They use RG6 because it is lower loss at the microwave frequencies they are using than RG59. RG58 is 50 ohm RG59 is 75 ohm. At the signal levels used here they would be interchangeable but I didn’t suggest that. Putting a splitter won’t damage your camera. Even if you were so incompetent that you inverted the signal and ground it wouldn’t hurt the camera. The voltage that powers the camera is supplied by the truck. I would put a 50 ohm terminating cap resistor on the unused terminal. It wouldn’t be a good idea to ground the unused terminal. I will order a camera. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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