When driving the rig, I like to keep my cell phone and other items handy. The passenger side cup slot would hold them. But, it was not convenient. After considering several options, I came up with the idea for a series of pockets in a belt that would attach to the face of the cup-holder tray. My friend John, who does leatherwork, happened to be in the area. So, I asked him to make it for me, based on a drawing.

Custom leather device holder

Pocket organizer in cab

In the organizer from left to right:

  • Sunglasses
  • iPod touch
  • Cell phone
  • MiFi hotspot
  • Lip balm
  • Pen or pencil

Now, the cup slots only need to hold my insulated mug and LED flashlight.

Isn’t it beautiful! The new custom made leather pocket organizer keeps everything within easy reach when I’m going down the road. I won’t even have to look; just reach and grab what I need.

This mod has made the cab much more driver friendly. A few other ideas are planned for this area. I don’t have them finalized yet, but they are high priority.

See The Cab post for more about how it is arranged.

7 Responses to Organizer

  1. J. RICHARD SECOR December 25, 2013 at 8:22 pm #

    Since you are RV-ing alone, this is a great idea!!!!

    • Pleinguy December 26, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      Thanks Dick. I’m looking forward to using it while traveling.

  2. TexCyn December 27, 2013 at 2:21 am #

    Ah, much better than piling everything together too.Good job!

    • Pleinguy December 27, 2013 at 3:46 am #

      So true; and it will be much more convenient too. Thanks for commenting.


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