Our friends from Mankato Ford had a mutual client, Steve, bring us his beautiful 2015 Ford F-150 to install a mobile video upgrade. Alpine has long been known for building the most reliable mobile video systems in the world, and we feature Alpine overhead video units exclusively at Sweet Sounds. Having installed mobile video systems since the 1990s, we’re well-versed in what to look for in a quality unit.
The Alpine PKG-RSE3 includes two sets of wireless headphones and the ability to transmit the audio signal into the factory radio. The headphones are a friendly fold-flat design that allows them to neatly be tucked into the back of a seat. For this installation, just like all of our mobile video installations, we mounted the unit directly to the vehicle’s framework above the headliner via bracing where needed. This makes the installation safe and secure, and keeps the monitor from bouncing around. The last thing we want is for kids to get ill from watching a screen that’s vibrating all over the place!
Since the headliner in the F-150 isn’t completely flat, we build a custom trim ring to take up the extra space. We covered the trim ring in black cloth so it blends well into the headliner – a simple, yet elegant, solution. The 10.2″ WSVGA screen looks stunning in the daytime and nighttime, and has excellent off-axis visibility, giving each of the back seat passengers a great view.
If you’re looking to add mobile video to your car, truck or SUV, stop by the store and we can put together the right solution for you. You can e-mail us here with any questions.