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Old 07-08-2019, 04:28 PM   #1
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Cup Holder Issue - Yes 1st World Problems

May sound silly but I am struggling with the cup holders Jayco installed in our 2019 Alante 26x.

I use two cups a Contigo 20 oz travel mug for coffee and a Yeti Rambler for ice water.

Of all the vehicles I have been in never had a problem using the stock cup holders. The ones in the Jayco look like they are for designed for a can of beer or a big gulp cup.

Anyone else struggle with the cup holders and found a workaround or solution? I am open to any and all ideas except going to a big gulp cup.

Thank you,

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Old 07-09-2019, 01:06 PM   #2
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Try a PVC coupling for an insert.
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:38 PM   #3
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I don't have your model but the Yeti cup has a little play but wont tip over in this.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1


They list the dimensions so you can see if it will fit inside your existing holder and how your cups will fit.
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Looking at your picture again you want to make sure that 2.5" bottom will fit tight in your Alante cup holder. My issue was the bottom of all my mugs would not fit in the Sprinter cup holders. I guess Europeans like drinking coffee from a thimble. Anyway if it will or you can make it you are good to go.
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Not the most sophisticated solution, but we found a couple coffee mugs that we had that fit, and lined them with a paper towel and I put my 30oz yeti in it while I travel... agree though, not the cup holder I need for my use but we make it work.
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Ryan A,
I had the same complaint. My fix was to replace the small plastic insert with a larger S/S cup/mug holder from a boat.
Should be able to find the suitable S/S insert from West Marine.
Here's what I did.
The top piece that you see is just a snap on trim piece.
Carefully pry it off.
Under that is the mounting ring that is screwed into the console, and is the actual bucket that holds your cup/mug/drink.
Remove screws and remove ring (no longer used)
Test fit the new S/S cup holder into the trim ring. Satisfied with fit?
Run a bead of clear silicone on the underside if the flange of the new S/S holder.
Insert into the trim ring from the top.
let cure overnight.
I cut a small piece of wood and painted black to cover up the finger loop of the trim ring.
run a bead of clear silicone around the trim ring, set into place on console.
let it cure overnight, done.
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Old 07-13-2019, 03:30 PM   #8
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Ryan A,
I had the same complaint. My fix was to replace the small plastic insert with a larger S/S cup/mug holder from a boat.
Should be able to find the suitable S/S insert from West Marine.
Here's what I did.
The top piece that you see is just a snap on trim piece.
Carefully pry it off.
Under that is the mounting ring that is screwed into the console, and is the actual bucket that holds your cup/mug/drink.
Remove screws and remove ring (no longer used)
Test fit the new S/S cup holder into the trim ring. Satisfied with fit?
Run a bead of clear silicone on the underside if the flange of the new S/S holder.
Insert into the trim ring from the top.
let cure overnight.
I cut a small piece of wood and painted black to cover up the finger loop of the trim ring.
run a bead of clear silicone around the trim ring, set into place on console.
let it cure overnight, done.
Well done!
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Ryan,

We have the same problem. We both use Yeti or Ozark Trail cups, they work so well to keep your drinks cold but flop around in the cup holder.

Been looking for options and your thread has been a wealth of information.

I had originally though about using a Dremel to enlarge the smaller well in the bottom but figured by the time it was large enough I'd probably end up with a big hole.

I may look around for the SS cup holder that Finemess mentioned. Seems like an easy fix.

Thanks for starting this thread.
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Ryan,

We have the same problem. We both use Yeti or Ozark Trail cups, they work so well to keep your drinks cold but flop around in the cup holder.

Been looking for options and your thread has been a wealth of information.

I had originally though about using a Dremel to enlarge the smaller well in the bottom but figured by the time it was large enough I'd probably end up with a big hole.

I may look around for the SS cup holder that Finemess mentioned. Seems like an easy fix.

Thanks for starting this thread.
Amazon has those SS cup holders. Not sure how they compare with other sites.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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