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Angled radio consoles: RAM, Troy, anyone else?

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I've likely settled on a full-size between-seats commercial console for the radios in my hopefully-soon-to-be-purchased Tahoe. I'm aware of the Troy Products and RAM-Mount models.

(1) Are there other reliable makers of similar full-sized (~25-30"), angled (i.e., the front is raised and presents a ~8-10" angled panel, then is flat the rest of the way back, as opposed to flat front to back) console systems?

(2) I did a quick price check, and Troy and RAM seem more or less competitive with each other. Any reason to prefer one over the other? Horror stories? Unexpected benefits? I really like the telescopic poles at the top of the RAM mounts intended for notebook mounting (which I might commandeer to mount two remote control heads up higher); the Troy product does not seem to have this. Anything else I'm missing?

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(2) I did a quick price check, and Troy and RAM seem more or less competitive with each other. Any reason to prefer one over the other? Horror stories? Unexpected benefits? I really like the telescopic poles at the top of the RAM mounts intended for notebook mounting (which I might commandeer to mount two remote control heads up higher); the Troy product does not seem to have this. Anything else I'm missing?

Thanks!...R
I have no experience with the RAM product line but I have a lot of experience with the Troy Products line of equipment and their tech support staff and have nothing but great things to say about them.

I also like how well built the troy console equipment is(built like a tank).

You did not mention checking out the Havis-Shields or Jotto Desk equipment - see below

Havis - Laptop and Vehicle Mounting, K9 and Prisoner Transport

GoJotto
 

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I have a Jotto "Lazy-L" console in my Ford F-150. It is exactly what the OP described.

It works pretty well for me and Jotto has lots of different face plates available. The downside is that the "box" shakes side to side. It really needs some bracing to prevent that.
 

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Thanks. It looks like the Troy Widebody is the current front runner, assuming I can get the dealer to sell me the equivalent of a 5W4 SSV. From what I've read here, I'm not hopeful. The 9L4 option does not have anywhere near the 12VDC current capacity as the 5W4 includes and will not meet my needs.
 
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