IPad Mount

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Hullo, what do you use to mount your IPad in the car.
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Reply By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 08:22

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 08:22
I was thinking about one of these pillows - on eBay for around $15.00

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Reply By: Core420 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 08:47

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 08:47
I use a RAM mount with flexible extension (https://www.camzilla.com.au/buy-ram-mounts-online/ ) that is securely bolted to the floor, because I don't want my tablet to fly around inside the car in an accident.
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Follow Up By: Mike E3 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:53

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 11:53
Hi there,
Does the display vibrate or wobble around with a flexible extension?
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Follow Up By: Kazza055 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:02

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:02
I was thinking the same thing especially on a corrugated rd that is why I like the pillow plus it is easy to shift it between cars.

I have a dash mat and a bit of velco would keep it all inplace. Also the pillow is much cheaper.
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:59

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 12:59
I use a RAM mount with solid extension and triple suction caps on windscreen. Windscreen is more likely to fall out than anything else LOL. Survived CSR, Tanami, GCR, etc etc without an issue.

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Follow Up By: Mike E3 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 13:18

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 13:18
Thanks Gramps,
Thats the info I needed. Great stuff.
Do you have any pics of the mounting system as you have set it up?
Mike
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 13:32

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 13:32
Mike E3, Bow & Nan,

Don't have a pic at the moment but should be able to sort something out in the next day or so. I use a Samsung 8" tablet about the same size as an iPad (mini is it ? ).

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Follow Up By: Member - peter_mcc - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 14:54

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 14:54
I had one of those in our Prado - a long aluminium pole bolted to the seat mount. It wobbled like a plate of jelly off road. It's not sitting in a box with the tablet mount "head" resused on an Industrial Evolution mount (see other reply)
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Follow Up By: Core420 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 15:06

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 15:06
You do need a second anchor point half way up the extension pole to eliminate the wobble. I used a zip tie through a small hole in my centre console.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 16:35

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 16:35
Here's my solution to the wobble. I found I needed two brackets because there was enough flex in the pole to let the head kind of pivot about the top bracket. ie, if the head wobbled in one direction the pole below the top bracket would flex in the opposite direction, allowing too much movement of the display. The lower bracket fixed that. I used grommets in the brackets and tape around the pole to get a tight fit. If the pole is loose where it goes through the brackets you still get too much wobble.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:04

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 12:04
I also found that there is a lot of flex in that RAM component directly above the top bracket - the one with the screw head and the cut-out. It is plastic and flexes at the cut-out. However the ally rod goes up through that component, past the cut-out and into a recess above the slot.

I shimmed up the rod until it was a firm fit into that recess. That prevented the flexing at the cut-out. Wobbles reduced by a huge amount.
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Reply By: Baz - The Landy - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 09:18

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 09:18
This is what I use...

Tablet Mount

Cheers, Baz - The Landy

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Follow Up By: Member - peter_mcc - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 14:55

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 14:55
So do I - I can't recommend it highly enough. It is mounted into our Prado dash securely enough to hold a laptop so it doesn't move with a tablet on it.

www.industrialevolution.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (VIC) - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 16:38

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 16:38
Another recommendation for the industrial evolution - I have one for our 'cruiser.

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Reply By: Member - McLaren3030 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 14:10

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 14:10
I think if you mount anything large on the dash, you may run foul of the law with it blocking the view of the driver. It would need to be mounted towards the passenger side of the car.

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Follow Up By: Core420 - Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 15:10

Thursday, Sep 26, 2019 at 15:10
I think you're right. There must not be anything obstructing the driver's view across the edge of the bonnet to the road surface.
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Reply By: Member - J&A&KK - Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 04:08

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 04:08
Bow and Nan

Originally I used a RAM mount bolted to the passenger seat track. However I found it wobbled around too much on rough roads.

I made a mount that fits in the Prado cup holder and added some foam to the rear of the RAM mount. This fits quite nicely now and almost all the wobble has gone.







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Reply By: Member - cruza25 - Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 07:57

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 07:57
I use a single cup ram mount to hold an iPad mini4 in the prado 150.

The arm resta on the top of the dash cover and the iPad is in front of the 2 top vents which keeps it cool.
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Reply By: Tate1984 - Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 08:50

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 08:50
I use a dash mount from holdmyphone.com.au for my 7” IPad Mini.

Have used them in a Pajero, 70 series and now a BT50. I was concerned how they just clip in but have had no issues of vibration or coming loose including 2 cape trips, the Simpson and Flinders.

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 11:02

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 11:02
Bought a Ram mount & cradle from Johnny Appleseed, just before a Canning trip. It shakes a bit, especially on the CSR corrugations, but so do I, so just put up with it.
By shortening the flexible rod, it may reduce the shakes, or as suggested, a 2nd support for the Flexi rod.





This was for an old iPad, 10" size?

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Reply By: maurice b - Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 23:41

Friday, Sep 27, 2019 at 23:41
Bob Y. I purchased one of these Arkon models that you once had and broke. Just the finger part and made a neck off the seat bolt mount with 50 x 5mm steel. No wobbles at all
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Reply By: Members - Bow & Nan - Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 12:29

Sunday, Sep 29, 2019 at 12:29
Thanks to all who replied.
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Reply By: mepvic - Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019 at 21:30

Wednesday, Oct 02, 2019 at 21:30
Hi Bow and Nan.

I've made a simple aluminium frame that is attached to the dash with Velcro. Tablet then attaches to frame also with Velcro an the back of the tablet.
Have used this idea on 3 different vehicles - Hi Lux, Prado and the LC200 and have travelled thousands of K over all sorts of roads and tracks. Never had a problem with the tablet or frame falling off. Also no issues with airbags
It does cover a few minor controls for the A/C and the outside air temp but it's an easy thing to pull the tablet off if you need to adjust these. Also easy to pull tablet off and slide it under the front seat when leaving the car.
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