Ram mount

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I need to fit a floor Ram mount in my 70 series landcruiser to hold an ipad. It must stand up to corrugations, and on a swivel so that both driver & passenger can view. Has anyone fitted such a mount. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks kindly. Mary Anne.
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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 21:07

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 21:07
Yep, been running once since I bought the ute new in 2010. It's based on the prototype I had made for my GU. The only thing that will stand up to the rigours of outback travel is to have a mount fabricated. Use then existing seat mounts and have a forward arm to one of the center console mounting points. I've been using the Lap top mount and running both a CF18 and CF29 Toughbook. It's worked extremely well.

As you are running a pad, basically a screen mounted vertically,you could actually be a lot closer to the dash saving room.
Mine was fabricated by Brown Davis in Bayswater www.browndavis.com.au







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Reply By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 06:45

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 06:45
I tried one of the flexible rods type on the seat mount and they move too much for my liking offroad
I made a iPad holder up that sits over the radio unit and that works good but have since discovered that one also fits on a slight angle above your rear view mirror
It is a ram pad holder with a custom made bracket off the mirror mount position
Works really good in both spots but up high you can still use your head unit nav at the same time
No glare issues with either
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Reply By: Ozrover - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 08:46

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 08:46
I use a twin cup Ram mount for the ipad, I mount it just above the head unit on the bottom of the windscreen, if you fiddle around a bit it wont interfere with anything & both driver & passenger can see it.

No problems with corrugations, but lowering tyre pressures & having decent suspension helps there as well.

Hint, a very light smear of silicone grease helps the cups hold a bit better.

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Follow Up By: DmaxQld - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:55
I have used a single RAM windscreen mount with my iPad mini on some really bad corrugations for many thousands of kms and it has never moved
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Reply By: Old 55 - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 09:56

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 09:56
I use the seat mounted Ram Mount in the Prado with an IPad Air and it is brilliant. I used a large elastic band (a bag available at Officeworks for a couple of dollars) back to the seat belt holder and this stops any movement. Can be seen by both driver and passenger and is out of the way for any forward vision.
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Follow Up By: DmaxQld - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:53

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 10:53
Might be out of the way of forward vision but you have to divert your eyes off the road which would be even more dangerous in my opinion
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Follow Up By: Old 55 - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 16:50

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 16:50
That's the handbags job so I keep my eyes on the road and only look at it when we stop.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 17:18

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 17:18
"Handbag", Old 55 ????
Call Roz that and you may not make it to 56!
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 12:53

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 12:53
The Troopy comes already equipped with a perfect tablet mount:



Directly in front of The Navigator, whether it be Allan or Roz. No driver distraction.
Doesn't interfere with the airbags either.......... haven't got any!

I know this doesn't help. Just had to flaunt it! LOL
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Reply By: Member - graeme W (WA) - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 21:18

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 21:18
Hi Revs. I posed the same question before our recent carnarvon ranges trip. Ended up with the universal exogear tablet mount.The corrigations on the lower canning were as bad as ive seen, but the mount never looked like moving . Because it doesnt interfer with vision ive left it on and just put the tablet in when needed.
cheers Graeme.
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Follow Up By: REV'S - Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 22:02

Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 at 22:02
Thanks for your replies, I was hoping to fit a floor mount,just needed some options as a guide
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Reply By: Stone Stomper - Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 07:02

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 07:02
Hi Made one for our Hilux for the 10" lap top and used the seat bolts for mounting and for the 200LC I bought a suction Ram mount for the Tab and has worked a treat.

Christian


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