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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-05-2016, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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Travel Buddy Cup Holders

Has anybody tried these "Travel Buddy" cup holders designed for Corvettes? They "look like" they might work, but there are many different models with slightly different designs & angles. I've seen them on Amazon and eBay as well. Just wondering if anybody has tried them and if so, which "model" worked the best?

Couple of links to them HERE and HERE
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I'm a bit afraid that the loss of leg room would be a problem. I do like the idea though and the appearance.

We've grown accustom to using the cupholders between the seats at elbow level.
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I would think that wouldn't be much different on the passenger side than our pop out cup holder...but then again, I know how much space that sucker takes up too.


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It'd be about the same. I had the double cup in a Vette and worked great.
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I've been looking all over to find the dimensions (at least the height) and nobody seems to have any. I've even been searching for the manufacturer, but thus far no luck. I'm interested in the single cup design, but there are several models available. I'd like to get the longest one so I can trim it down to fit tight. If I find anything I'll post results.

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I ordered the C5 Travel Buddy drink holder from West Coast Corvette (www.westcoastcorvette.com ~ part #16186062 ) for $25 plus shipping. Shaved off a little more than an inch from the bottom (on a slight angel to match the floor contour) and a notch where it sits over the seat mounting bracket. Seems very secure, goes in easy and removes easy as well. I rarely have a passenger, but when I do I could remove it if necessary, or when attending a car show. Very happy with the results thus far.
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Nice product and modification idea. Thanks for posting!

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And a_bartle, you have done a great job of showing with photos what you have done. That really picks the interest in the product. Thanks for your effort on the post.
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By any chance, do you have a 30 OZ Yeti tumbler? If so does it fit? The one link you gave said it had a 3" wide by 3" deep opening. That's pretty darn close to the dimensions of the bottom part of the tumbler. I don't trust the swing out holder to hold such a heavy drink.

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No, I do not have a 30 oz. Yeti Tumbler. However, I did go out with a measuring tape and the 3"x3" is pretty accurate. And I agree, with so much discussion and bad reports with the swing out cup holder, I would not risk it either. Actually I've decided not to use it what-so-ever; hence my search for a good, affordable substitute.
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I have the DDM Center Console Armrest installed in my car, see picture below.
I modified their original black plastic cups with stainless steel ones. I find them a bit shallow to really secure a bottle or a can 'but' it can be done with caution, just another nice bling IMO...

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30oz Yeti is a (qualified) "no go." :(

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By any chance, do you have a 30 OZ Yeti tumbler? If so does it fit? The one link you gave said it had a 3" wide by 3" deep opening. That's pretty darn close to the dimensions of the bottom part of the tumbler. I don't trust the swing out holder to hold such a heavy drink.

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I have this holder in my Corvette. My 30oz Yeti will sit in it, but does not sit all the way down, and so is _not_ stable. You _might_ be able to modify the opening, but at that point, ...

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Thanks Chemist,
I'll have to measure a 20 Oz tumbler and see if it's much smaller.
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I'll have to measure a 20 Oz tumbler and see if it's much smaller.
a 20 oz Tumbler! Your going to need these to hold down that bottle holder!

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