So here are the three potential spots:
- On top of the battery.
- Under the rear seat, along the edge, on top of the side boxes.
- Under the trunk.
On top of the battery is good due to its accessibility. It's easy to check a fuse, easy to add a new connection. However, it strikes me as being a bit of a rats nest there, and it makes me vaguely uneasy to put something right on top of the battery, it just seems like its begging for a a short there. The tray gives some separation, and that may be the way I'll go.
Under the rear seat is pretty good due to the fact there is enough room to lay things out a little more cleanly. I am installing my Autocom there, and there is quite a bit of room. With only two screws to remove and a plug to unplug, the acessibility, while not optimal, is pretty good. I like this one also.
Under the trunk is great because is it clean, out of the way, and leave room for all the farkles you could ever want in all the other spots. Its drawback is its inaccessibility. No fun on the side of the road. Maybe I should mount the Autocom back there, leaving one of the under the rear seat spots open for a future, as yet to be unnamed farkle.
Of course, I may be just thinking too much about this, and just need to stick the damn thing somewhere, anywhere.