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2016 Winnebago Via Portable Rack Install

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Making ready for a summer journey to Alaska in our Winnebago Via and I have lots of room on floor up to dash for a center console radio box install and looking for recommendations for a place that makes portable racks for vehicles. I am wanting to mount 4 radios in a portable rack system that can be easily removed (ideally with a handle on top) and taken outside or secured in hidden compartment while on excursions. I am going to have it professionally installed and wired with applicable antennas on the roof. I would maybe like the rack inside a handsome wood enclosure that will sit on the floor tilted up for easy viewing of the radios. (SDS200, BCD536HP, BC980SSB, Icom IC-2730A) Willing to make a weekend of it if anyone can suggest a professional installer within 500mi of Dayton, Ohio. Thanks!

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Honestly, I would give Centre Communications in Bellefonte, PA. There a good bit from you however, this sounds like it’s right up the alley of Carl and his team of installers.


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Thanks! I'll look them up on Monday. If it's anywhere close to the Hershey chocolate factory and theme park, I will probably be forced to drive there at gunpoint. ;)

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Personally I would have them mounted permanently in your location. Then have a false panel made to match that u can just pop on to cover up.... if someone is going to rob your rig they will go through everything... invisible and hard to get out is the only way

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JSTARS03! That is almost exactly what I am looking for! I want it for 4 mobile rigs (SDS200, BCD536HP, BC980SSB, Icom IC-2730A) - and 3 HTs (SDS100, TRX-1, YAESU FT-2DR) and it looks like I can customize it and layer it and tilt it the way I want with the handhelds on top. Shouldn't be too difficult to possibly enclose it in a wood cabinet. Attach a luggage handle on top. I think I can work with this - thanks a million there, JSTARS03!

Man I just love this place!

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