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Raife

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Posted: 07/23/20 10:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So I purchased a Tekonsha P3 electronic brake controller for my 2015 Dodge Durango. Rather than drilling into the dash, I was considering mounting it with industrial velcro. I plan on mounting it in front of my right knee.

Has anyone done this? Did it stay (I live in central Texas).

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Posted: 07/23/20 10:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hard to imagine velcro holding up to the weight. The hook & loop may stay fastened, but I'd expect the adhesive to give out on the other side of the tape.

I drilled my holes into the ashtray door and mounted my P3 there. I figured I could probably buy a replacement ashtray if I wanted to someday sell the truck. Just a thought.


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Using the standard bracket, I don't think it would be secure enough. The Prodigy P2 has an optional pocket mount, and this does work well with velcro. The P2 brakes the same, but doesn't have as fancy of a screen. I don't know if the P3 will fit the P2 pocket mount.

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Posted: 07/24/20 04:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I just don't see the velcro adhesive holding in a vehicle parked in the hot sun. I'd just use the screws. The 2 small holes drilled will hardly be noticeable on the lower part of dash. You do know that the actual hole will be much smaller than the screw appears...right? [emoticon]

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The Velcro will hold pretty well. Heat will weaken the hold of adhesive. How much time will you park with trailer hooked up? If you are like most, "1 weekend a month, plus 2 weeks a year" you might be better to pull controller of Velcro, unplug, and put it in glove box when not in use. Most of the time the glue would only need to hold half the weight of Velcro.
And if you never plan to unhook Velcro, why use it? The right double stick tape?

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Posted: 07/24/20 05:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

All you need is 2 small holes to mount it. I wouldn't even worry about it.


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It would vibrate and wiggle around causing it to give eratic signals to the brakes and possibly not work as intended when needed.


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eHoefler wrote:

It would vibrate and wiggle around causing it to give eratic signals to the brakes and possibly not work as intended when needed.


What? Do you think there would be that much movement? The controller is pretty light, don't take much to hold it.

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I have a small inverter velcroed to the floor. It stays there pretty much permanently. When I have to take it out it is a bear to move. Velcro is amazing.

If your goal is not to mar your interior, I think the adhesive would probably mess your knee panel up horribly..

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Posted: 07/24/20 07:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I did that, worked for 2 years before it fell off on a hot day while parked.

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