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Dodge Caravan 2-way/Scanner Install

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Sprinter06

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I am looking to install my new Pro-197 and a future 2-way (still shopping) in a 2010 Grand Caravan. There are a couple snags.It is a company vehicle to transport patients. We try to maintain safety and keep contraband at a minimum. Would prefer no exposed wires or connections. It needs to be easily removable and as clean as possible or easy to return to factory state I am not made of money and haven't found a money tree yet so like to take in the house and remove at night if I so desire. .I have not come up with any good solutions. I would like to keep the use of the drink holders up front and the factory floor console. I looked into a replacement but decided against due to the $160 price tag. I will search the junk yards later. The antenna isn't important but the rig is. Any suggestions or pics of your install are greatly appreciated.
 

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How much do you intend to futch with the controls? Two places come to mind, although they are not the most user friendly. There is the glove box and the center console. The cables could be run to the glove box with no problem and to the console with only a small hole 1/2" to 3/4" to drill (I think there is a rubber mat at the bottom of the console that would hide a hole). As far as mounting, maybe some industrial velcro would keep them in place. I've done caravans where I did add a piece of flat stock to the inside of the console to which stuff could be mounted.
 

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How much do you intend to futch with the controls? Two places come to mind, although they are not the most user friendly. There is the glove box and the center console. The cables could be run to the glove box with no problem and to the console with only a small hole 1/2" to 3/4" to drill (I think there is a rubber mat at the bottom of the console that would hide a hole). As far as mounting, maybe some industrial velcro would keep them in place. I've done caravans where I did add a piece of flat stock to the inside of the console to which stuff could be mounted.
Would prefer a bit closer so I could access at least the volume. Also I run/monitor my home base area and then other cities or areas as I apporoach and drive thru for traffic etc. I think the velcro idea prob to be the solution for now. I leave it in the vehicle 99% of the time unless I want to program, make changes or continue to listen to something I heard on the way home. I can always make cable runs and such neat and tidy.

I havent figured out how to remove the drink holder under the radio. Might see if it would fit in there... perfect spot if it would!
 
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